Pearl Modiadie

Top 10 Facts about Pearl Modiadie. Pearl Modiadie is a South African television presenter, radio DJ, actress and producer best known to TV audiences for presenting the SABC1 music talk show Zaziwa.

Pearl Modiadie Background

The presented was born in Johannesburg. She grew up in Ivory Park, which is in the township of Thembisa.


Pearl Modiaidie is the middle child of her family. She has two sisters. Pearl and her father are very close. Their relationship strengthened after the death of her mother, Nondlala Paulinah Modiadie. Nondlala died when Pearl was 19 years old.

Career, TV, Radio

Pearl Modiadie’s career in the entertainment industry began when a casting agent spotted her as a teen and asked her to be an extra on a show.

Pearl’s first big TV break took place on the set of children’s programme, Craze. The e.TV show helped make her a star. She went on to produce and present another popular show on the channel, Sistahood.

Pearl is also an actress.

She has starred in Rhythm City, Ambitions, Generations and Scandal! Pearl also featured on season eight of Strictly Coming Dancing.

She is currently not single.

Pearl Mdodiadie and her boyfriend Nkululeko Buthelezi made their relationship public in 2015.

Several months later Nkululeko got down one knee and proposed to Pearl after a romantic helicopter ride in Zambia.

Their engagement last two years before Pearl called off the wedding in 2017. Six months after ending their engagement, Pear and her businessman fiancé Nkululeko were back on. Sadly, the romance did not last. Pearl put their wedding plans on ice permanently in early 2018.

During an interview with Trending SA, Pearl revealed why she ended things with Nkululeko.

“I went back the first time because you want to give them the second chance. You know, you want to see if you were right or wrong about them… I think it got to a point where it didn’t feel the way it was supposed to. It didn’t feel the way we knew it was supposed to. You know what love feels like. When it stops feeling like it and that small voice is talking. It was time to listen and walk,” she said.

Her perfect sense of fashion

is known for her trendy sense of style. Her trademark style is casual chic. Pearl Modiadie’s red-carpet dresses have earned her a place on many best-dressed lists. Her outfits have also inspired many matric ball dresses.

She takes her diet serious

Pearl Modiadie revealed in June 2019 that she was obsessed with dieting as a teenager.

“When you’re told to start dieting in your teens because there’s an ‘obesity gene’ in the family, you start obsessing over your weight. I’ve been on diets as long as I can remember. Name a diet, I’ve probably tried it. The scale was my frienemy, still is, but now I exercise!” she tweeted.

Pearl told People magazine in a 2015 interview that she maintains her weight by eating healthy foods and working on her fitness at least three times a week. The TV presenter also shared her diet plan.

“I try my hardest to stick to a healthy diet and only have cheat meals on certain days of the week. I also control my portion intake and spread small meals throughout the day instead of indulging in one big meal…portion control is what’s saving me from gaining weight again.”

She bought her father an expensive mansion

Pearl surprised her father by buying him a new home. She shared a video on Instagram of the moment her father walked into his new house.

Her best vacation destination

New York or Bali, or Amsterdam which she sometimes can’t decide.

Pearl prefers business class on flights

To travel by air, if it’s business class – which she prefers (Economy class is not kind on the body when going on long trips)