Pearl Modiadie, Biography

Pearl Modiadie
Pearl Modiadie

Pearl Modiadie popularly known as Pearl Moody is an award-winning South African actress, radio DJ, show producer, and a tv presenter who hails from Tembisa, a town in the Gauteng Province of South Africa.

She is a successful, popular MC, and audiences are drawn to her bubbly, beautiful, warm, and approachable manner. She certainly is as charming off air as she is on.

Date of Birth

She was born on 29 December 1987.


She is 33 years old currently – ( 2021 )


Pearl Modiadie had her high school education at Norkem Park High School located in Kempton Park Johannesburg.

She later proceeded to Rosebank College to study Journalism and Media Studies, where she graduated in 2009.


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Pearl started her media career from a very tender age when she presented on E- TV’s Craz-e, a Kids Television platform in 2007.

Since then, she has gone on to present other television shows such as Sistahood, Raw Silk, Expresso and the massively successful Zaziwa – A music talk show which occupied the prime-time slot boasting millions of viewers each week and which Pearl was nominated for a South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA) for Best TV Presenter.

She won the Favourite TV Presenter at the 2019 Mzansi Viewer’s Choice Awards.

Currently, Pearl can be seen on the 3rd season of ‘It Takes A Village’ on SABC1, where Pearl goes back to her hometown Tembisa to help young people by giving them opportunities that will help strengthen and rebuild their family dynamics.

Pearl Modiadie lends her presenting skills to corporate companies as well as a Corporate TV Presenter for internal TV shows.

She is also a voice-over artist with a range to accommodate any commercial or corporate script.

One of her passions is radio and she until recently co-hosted a lunchtime radio show, Lunch with Thomas & Pearl weekdays at 12:00 – 15:00 on Metro FM.

Her warm nature, charismatic personality, and wit is what listeners have fallen in love with over the years.

The year 2009 gave Pearl the opportunity to further explore her talent, this time behind the mic on Gauteng’s youth radio station YFM.

She went on to bag her own radio show called The Natural High on weekends between 00:00 – 03:00 between 2010 and 2011.


The year 2012 proved to be fruitful when she was moved to another slot, this time hosting The Jumpstart, a weekend breakfast show between 6:00 – 9:00. 2015.

Pearl has proudly MC’d many high-profile events such as The SAFTAS (The South African Film and Television Awards, Metro FM Music Awards, Mbokodo Women in the Arts Awards, Crown Gospel Music Awards, and the Audi Festival of Motoring.

Pearl has worked as a brand and campaign ambassador with multiple brands and campaigns including some such as Standard Bank, Ponds, Always, Shoprite, Woolworths, Ackermans, Lux, Edgars, and PEP.

Social Media

Her influence with her social media followers (3.2 million followers on Instagram) and her unique approach and style offers clients huge value, who many returns to work with Pearl again.

Sexual Harassment

Few days ago, Pearl Modiadie opened up about experiencing sexual harassment at her previous workplace.

Modiadie, who at first was afraid to go public about being a victim of sexual harassment at her former job, has detailed the numerous disturbing experiences she endured under her male manager while working at a national broadcasting station.

Pearl Modiadie Net Worth

Pearl Modiadie has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

Pearl Modiadie Husband and Baby

Pearl Modiadie Husband
Pearl Modiadie Husband

Pearl got engaged to Nkululeko Buthelezi in 2015 while they were spending a holiday in Zambia but two years down the line the relationship ended.

She then met Nathaniel Oppenheimer with whom she has a child though they are not married.

Reports have it that Pearl Modiadie as of now is single.


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