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Pearl Thusi is Soweto’s latest DJ sensation. Image via Instagram @pearlthusi

‘Practised until I couldn’t stand’: Pearl Thusi makes DJ debut

Pearl Thusi has just recently fulfilled her decade-long dream of being a DJ and showcased her skills at The Makhelwane Festival in Soweto.

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Pearl Thusi is Soweto’s latest DJ sensation. Image via Instagram @pearlthusi

Pearl Thusi is making waves beyond the screen, and her latest headline-worthy move? Launching her DJ career.

The actress and media personality just added ‘DJ’ to her already impressive resume. Beaming with pride after rocking The Makhelwane Festival in Soweto, Pearl spoke about a dream she’s been nurturing for a solid 10 years. 


She shared her heartfelt gratitude in an Instagram post. Her message was all about trusting the process and not letting anyone’s opinions mess with your dreams. She explained how she battled worries and practised until she couldn’t stand, finally freeing herself from the fear of judgement.

Pearl was thankful to the heavens for getting her through the set and emphasised that only God has the right to judge her.

“Delay is not denial. Trust in the process. I’ve made a dream come true. Whether this makes sense to you or not, worry about yourself and making your dreams come true. I pray this convinces you to never give up on what you want to achieve.

“I was always so worried about what everyone would say about this decision, for nearly a decade. Angisanandaba nezinkulumo zabantu. I practised until I couldn’t stand. I’m so happy because I overcame the fear of judgement, forgetting that only God has the right to judge me. I’m free.”


DJing, however, is not all she has on her plate for the year. In a chat documented by TimesLIVE,  Pearl spoke of her plans to dive into fashion, work on an independent film, and drop some music. And she’s not just talking about it – she’s already hit the DJ decks, making her debut at The Makhelwane Festival with celeb pals like DJ Zinhle, Nadia Nakai, and her daughter Thando Mokoena cheering her on.

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Talking about her music journey on DJ Fresh’s ‘What A Week (WAW)’ podcast last year, Pearl revealed that she was “actually making music.”

She spoke more about her music release in an interview with Galore magazine and promised something true to her style–groundbreaking.

South Africa now sees more women DJs hitting the scene like Cyan Boujee, Gogo Skhoteni, Thuli Phongolo, Dineo Ranaka, and more recently, Pearl Thusi with her own special flavour and remarkable talent.