Boity Thulo, Nomzamo Mbatha, Pearl Thusi, Minnie Dlamini, Bonang Matheba, Nandi Ngoma and Pearl Modiadie. South Africa is filled to the brim with talented female entertainers. But all too often there are rumours of rivalry and bitter feuds between them

Pearl Modiadie has never been one to get into a public spat over a job and, as she told TMG Entertainment this week, she hardly even sees herself as an “IT girl”.


“I guess I am an ‘IT girl’,” Pearl says. “If it means that I inspire and what I do is positive in building woman and their images of themselves.”

Pearl says that she is aware of the fierce rivalry which exists in the entertainment industry, but insists there is a place for everybody to contribute in their own unique way.

“If you’re going to have so much talent in a pool, there is bound to be some rivalry. But there’s enough room in the industry for all the IT girls, the pie is big enough for us all to eat. We don’t all appeal to the same audience and we don’t all do the same thing. We each have unique talents to share.”

“To be honest, I don’t think about who I’m competing with. I only think of how I can better myself and live my purpose. At the end of the day, that’s the most important thing to me.”

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