Top 5 South African Black Female Celebrity Entrepreneurs. South African Black celebrities have realised that relying on one stream of income is not a good idea as one might not have it anymore and therefore they wouldn’t be able to sustain themselves. There are a lot of Black celebrities that have opened their own businesses as they seek to secure their financial future. Below are some of the South African black female celebrity entrepreneurs.
Constance Ferguson is a South African based Botswana actress, filmmaker, producer and businesswoman. She is best known for her role as “Karabo Moroka” on South Africa’s most popular soap opera, Generations. She starred on the show from its start in 1994 until she exited in 2010. Connie is the co-founder of Ferguson Films, a TV production company that has produced shows such as The Queen, Igazi and The River.
Ntombezinhle Jiyane is a South African DJ, producer, media personality and business woman, who is better known by her stage name DJ Zinhle. Even though she has had a successful music career, Zihle also pursed her entrepreneurial aspirations as she founded brands such as Era By DJ Zinhle and Jiyane Atelier which have attained a lot of success over the last few years.
Boitumelo Thulo, popularly known as Boity, is a South African television personality, rapper, actress, businesswoman and model. In 2019, Thulo was named as one of Forbes Africa’s 30 Under 30 for her contribution in the music and entertainment sector. Boity has managed to secure business ventures in industries that are very lucrative, she owns her own alcohol brand called BT Signature and her own fragrance line called Pink Saphire.
Sithembile Xola Pearl Thusi is a South African actress, model, and presenter. She is known for her roles as Patricia Kopong in the BBC/HBO comedy-drama series The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Dayana Mampasi in the ABC thriller Quantico and Samkelo in the romance film Catching Feelings. Thusi is also an entrepreneur of note as she has established her own Haircare Brand Called ‘Black Pearl’ and she recently also bought shares in Black Rose Gin, a alcohol brand.
Zodwa Wabantu is a South African media personality, socialite and dancer. A lot of people may not know that Zodwa is also an established businesswoman as she owns businesses such as ‘Zodwa Wabantu Chicken and Eggs’ and the ‘Touchable’ fragrance brand.