It was like waiting all night long to catch the sight of a rare animal that has over the years constantly eluded you, Boity Thulo has at last made it, to the prestigious list of Africa's top influential young people.
Ask her, what makes you tick? Boity is one such person who would respond, “A lion does not sleep all day dreaming of hunting. It just wakes up and ventures into the unknown jungle, and returns to the den with a catch.”
She believes that in life, everyone should take up the challenge head-on and put up a good fight, if one is to entertain the idea of making it to the top in life. Her winning strategy lies in perseverance, patience, and hard work. She stands with what she believes, even if it means standing alone.
Her name has been included on the roll of honour, as one of Forbes Africa's 30 Under 30s, a platform to honour remarkable young Africans, and this the cast comprised of 120 contestants. She is grateful, making it to the crème Dela crème of young African game changers born out of the blood and sweat of hard work, self esteem, patience noticed at the right time.
She has a word of advice to fellow youths.
“The youth today are a microwave generation – they want everything to happen instantly,” Boity tells a local magazine.
“I don’t think they value what it really means to work and wait for your dreams and aspirations to come to life. Social media perpetuates that – the almost instant life that we live now gives the impression that everything happens now. “So they don’t understand the value of waiting and working hard towards your goals, dreams and aspirations,” shes adds.
The young game-changer has never looked back since she first shot to fame on the entertainment scene 10 years ago, and since 2017, she has set her sights on this prestigious gong, and landing it has since been an inspiration for herself to do even more.
The multi-talented young lady, born Boitumelo Thulo on April 28 1990, Boity boasts being an assortment of many things bundled into one, she is a model, presenter, actress, businesswoman, musician. She is set to release a single, titled Own Your Throne, this coming month.
She bemoans the young generation's lack of creativity, and proper guidance from elders, whom she also feels are letting them down, by not engaging them in issues that matter.
“Ultimately, this affects the youth because I don’t think they are being guided by their elders. Parents just throw iPads, tablets and cellphones at their kids, all these material things so they can have instant happiness," she lambastes.
This year marked the 5th annual Forbes Africa 30 under 30 list of game-changers to celebrate young achievers in the continent, drawn from diverse range from business, technology, creative, and sport.