Boity Thulo (Photo: Gallo)
- The book In Good Company, by local artist Marc-Gregory, features 32 prolific South Africans who achieved extraordinary greatness.
- Personalities featured in the book include Ayanda Thabethe, Pearl Thusi, J’Something, Gert-Johan Coetzee, Maps Maponyane and Minnie Dlamini-Jones.
- In Good Company, the exhibition, is now open in Sandton City until November 15, where a selection of over 40 works of art can be seen.
Local celebrities including TV personality Boity Thulo, Ayanda Thabethe, Pearl Thusi and J’Something are celebrated for their achievements and extraordinary greatness in a visual art collection.
In Good Company, the book by local artist Marc-Gregory, made possible by Old Mutual Insure, features 32 prolific South Africans who have achieved extraordinary greatness, and is now available in bookstores and online.
Additionally, In Good Company, the exhibition, is now on display in Sandton City until November 15, where a selection of over 40 works of art can be seen.
Complete with augmented reality on select pieces and an audio narration guide for those who want to immerse themselves in the experience, this exhibit is the first of its kind in South Africa.
Honoring South Africa’s culture of greatness, In Good Company, the book, shares exceptional perspectives and amazing stories through some of our country’s finest students, both through skillfully visual iconography woven into fine art and short stories conveying what can be learned from these unique people.
In Good Company, the book, is powered by Old Mutual Insure, in partnership with Reach for a Dream. All proceeds from the book will be used to support children with life-threatening illnesses.
In Good Company: Book Excerpt (Boity Thulo)
Bend, but never break.
Boitumelo Thulo, popularly known as Boity, is an acclaimed television personality, rapper, actress, businesswoman, and model. Among her many accolades, she was named one of Forbes Africa’s “30 Under 30” for her contribution to the music and entertainment industry.
The glamorous star’s take on her rise to fame is rooted in a parable passed down to her from her mother, that of the Chinese Bamboo. Like any plant, it needs nourishment, water, fertile soil, sunlight and a healthy environment to thrive. During the first four years of its life, there are no visible signs of activity as nothing grows above the ground. Our patience is being tested and we may wonder if our efforts to nurture the plant will ever yield results. Finally, in its fifth year, behold, a miracle! We see growth – and what growth it is! Chinese bamboo grows 90 feet in just six weeks.
TV personality Boity Thulo’s feat celebrated in In Good Company, the book by local artist Marc-Gregory.
Boity resonates deeply with this story as it describes his life and journey. For many years, she felt her hard work go unnoticed, testing her patience and faith. Then its success soared exponentially, just like bamboo during its growing season.
Its history is a testament to patience, tenacity and an unwavering ambition to create an enduring empire. In the process, she hopes to inspire other young black women to do the same.
“Be like the bamboo. The higher you grow, the deeper you bow.”- Chinese proverb
Additionally, In Good Company, the exhibition is now on display in Sandton City until November 15, where a selection of over 40 works of art can be viewed.