Botlhale Boikanyo's age

Botlhale Boikanyo. Images: Instagram @botlhaleboikanyo

Sweet 16? Botlhale Boikanyo’s age shocks SA

Picture perfect! Botlhale Boikanyo is trending after Mzansi connected the dots about her age, which she has kept under wraps for years.

Botlhale Boikanyo's age

Botlhale Boikanyo. Images: Instagram @botlhaleboikanyo

Award-winning poet, speaker, actress and presenter Botlhale Boikanyo is trending against the backdrop of her birthday.

With a career spanning years, she has quickly become a small-screen darling we all love to hate.


Despite being a child star, Botlhale Boikanyo has managed to keep her private life under wraps, leaving many to guess even about her age. However, Mzansi recently connected the dots about her age on her birthday. The star revealed her age in an Instagram post as she celebrated her birthday.

She posted, “JORDAN YEAR. Also, it’s my golden birthday (23 on the 23rd). I am always grateful to God for my life! I am grateful for my loved ones and the love that surrounds me. This birthday shoot is also special because it was booked and conceptualized by my momma.”

“She styled this look (including my Jordans😭🏀) and did my face. I am so blessed,” she added.

Against her post, fans and fellow celebrities quickly flooded her comments section with heartfelt birthday posts. No doubt Botlhale Boikanyo’s age left many puzzled. She is older than she looks.

The celebrated actress was born on 23 May 2001 in Mahikeng, formerly Mafikeng. 23-year-old Botlhale Boikanyo’s wins exposed her to the industry, and she became a force to reckon with.


In 2013, she was awarded the SATMA Best Praise Singer Award and was also awarded for excellence by the University of North West in Mahikeng. That year, she received her highest.

In July 2014, she also received an invitation to perform in Los Angeles on Nelson Mandela Day, where she recited Dr Maya Angelou’s tribute to Madiba, entitled ‘His Day is Done’ in honour of these two world icons.

Two years later, she received an award from Joanne Ramagoshi Madieng’s Women, The Real Architects of Society awards ceremony. However, a year later, she was named South African Traditional Music Awards Brand Ambassador.

She held the ambassadorial post for four years. However, in 2018, the NYDA awarded her first-place title in the Arts and Entertainment section of the SA Youth Awards. In 2020, Botlhale was listed as one of SA’s Top 100 Youth under the Arts and Sports section.

Against her newfound fame, she also starred in several advertisements and drama series, including Scandal. Her substantial social media following and influence have earned her several endorsements and ambassadorial deals.


Over the years, Botlhale Boikanyo has won several awards, which include:

  • SATMA Award Winner: Best Praise Singer (2013)
  • SATMA Award Nominee: Best Poet (2013)
  • SAMA XXI Nominee
  • Best Traditional Album (2015)
  • SAMA XXI winner
  • Best Traditional Album (2015)
  • Youth Ambassador for the Legacy Of Hope Foundation in L.A
  • South African Traditional Music Awards Brand Ambassador