Boity Thulo (Photo: Gallo)
- The book In Good Company, by local artist Marc-Gregory, features 32 prolific South Africans who have reached 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 viewed.
Local celebrities, including TV personality Boity Thulo, Ayanda Thabethe, Pearl Thusi and J’Something, are celebrated for their accomplishments and extraordinary grandeur in a collection of visual art.
In Good Company, the book by local artist Marc-Gregory, made possible by Old Mutual Insure, features 32 prolific South Africans who have reached extraordinary greatness, and is now available in bookstores and online.
Additionally, In Good Company, the exhibit, is now on display in Sandton City through November 15, where a selection of over 40 works of art can be viewed.
Complemented by augmented reality on select pieces and an audio storytelling guide for those who wish to immerse themselves in the experience, this exhibition is the first of its kind in South Africa.
Honoring South Africa’s culture of grandeur, In Good Company, the book, shares exceptional perspectives and amazing stories across some of our country’s greatest hits, both through visual iconography cleverly integrated with 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 extract (Boity Thulo)
Fold, but never break.
Boitumelo Thulo, better 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, the Chinese Bamboo Mother. Like any plant, it needs nourishment, water, fertile soil, sun, and a healthy environment to grow. During the first four years of its life, there is no visible sign of activity as nothing grows above the ground. Our patience is tested and we can wonder if our efforts to care for the plant will ever yield results. Finally, in its fifth year, there you have it, a miracle! We see growth – and what growth it is! Chinese bamboo grows 90 feet in just six weeks.
The achievement of TV personality Boity Thulo celebrated in In Good Company, the book by local artist Marc-Gregory.
Boity resonates deeply with this story because it describes his life and his journey. For many years, she felt her hard work went unnoticed, putting her patience and faith to the test. Then its success increased exponentially, as did bamboo during its growing season.
Its history is a testament to patience, tenacity and an unwavering ambition to create a lasting empire. In the process, she hopes to inspire other young black women to do the same.
“Be like bamboo. The taller you grow, the deeper you bow.” – Chinese proverb
Additionally, In Good Company, the exhibit is now on display in Sandton City through November 15, where a selection of over 40 works of art can be viewed.