Thato Mokoena is a shining example of how participating in a reality TV show can propel one’s career in the entertainment industry.
Ever since her appearance on Big Brother Mzansi Season III, Thato’s star has been on a meteoric rise.
Even before entering Biggie’s house, Thato was making waves with her TikTok videos, showcasing her talent and charisma.
But it was after her eviction from the Big Brother house a year ago that she truly took off.
Thato wasted no time and immediately got to work, seizing every opportunity that came her way.
She ventured into TV presenting, gracing screens on shows like Home Ground, and became a sought-after host for major events.
Thato also secured ambassadorship gigs, establishing herself as a reputable brand influencer.
Not stopping there, she ventured into the realm of YouTube, growing her channel and captivating audiences with engaging content.
In addition, Thato ventured into entrepreneurship, further showcasing her versatility and business acumen.
In December 2022, Thato made an exciting announcement, revealing that she had spread her wings as an actress and landed a role on the multi-award winning telenovela, The River.
Playing the character of Nthabiseng Malete, Thato showcased her acting chops and left audiences impressed with her talent.
But Thato’s talents don’t end there. This year, she surprised everyone by adding music to her repertoire.
In March, she released her song “Ngothando,” featuring talented artists Malungelo and Ray T. The track received positive reception, further cementing Thato’s artistic prowess.
Now, all her hard work and dedication are being recognized with an award nomination.
Thato has been nominated for the coveted title of Social Media Influencer of the Year at the prestigious 2023 Basadi in Music Awards.
This annual event aims to celebrate the extraordinary female talent in the music industry.
Alongside accomplished nominees such as Pamela Mtanga, Nelisiwe Sibiya, Tshidi Kekana Manganye, and Mandz Not Hot, Thato is ready to compete for the esteemed award.
Thato also didn’t fail to show her heartfelt appreciation in the comment section shortly after the announcement was made – “Thank you so much @basadiinmusicawards_sa for the nomination, the nomination on its own is such an honour and next to these amazing creators? Huge thank you.” – she wrote.
The Basadi in Music Awards nominees are selected and voted for by the public and this showcases the immense support and admiration Thato has garnered from her growing fan base.
Thato has proven that the path from reality TV stardom to becoming a dynamic force in the entertainment industry is not only possible but can lead to a transformative and fulfilling career.