Priddy Ugly is one of the relatively new faces that have come to stay in the music space of the South African entertainment industry which has continued to expand, allowing a lot of aspirants to join the business of entertainment and make meaning out of their lives. He is a rapper known for songs like “Pray”, “Come to My Kasi”, “Bula Boot”, “Beneficial Friends”, and much more. Even though Priddy has been active as an entertainer before 2010 when he was signed by Aviator Management as a solo artist, a lot of things about his life outside of his career are still unknown.
For instance, his age has been an interesting topic among his fans and had been subjected to a lot of speculations, as much as his background and love life with Bontle Modiselle continues to pique the interest of many. Among other things, people want to know how the rapper met the love of his life, how their relationship has evolved over the years, the challenges they have faced, and the age difference between the man and his famous wife.
So, How Old is Priddy Ugly?
Priddy Ugly Was Born on the 2nd of April 1992, making him 29 years old. One of the things people find unfortunate about being a famous person is the rate at which one’s life would be subjected to scrutiny. The story is not different for Priddy Ugly and the fact that he is married to another popular figure has not made things easier. His career and that of his wife have seen the couple acquire millions of fans who keep up with their professional exploits and relentlessly seek information about their personal lives, individually and as a couple.
For Priddy Ugly, his age has been one of the often-asked questions about him. It would not be out of place for one to wonder why this is so. Well, from what we gathered, it has a lot to do with the reports that claim his wife is older than him. The rapper to the best of our knowledge was born on the 2nd of April 1992. Reports have it he was not born in South Africa but in Luanda, the capital and largest city of Angola, a nation that spread through Central Africa to the west coast of Southern Africa.
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Of course Priddy Ugly was not his birth name, the rapper was named Ricardo Moloi. Even though he was born in Luanda, it was in South Africa that he was brought up, first in Meadowlands and then in Kempton Park.
As far as we can tell, Ugly’s journey towards becoming an entertainer began when he was a teenager. It is said that he competed in the St. Peter’s National Dance Tournament when he was 15 years old. As he won the Best Male Dancer Award at the event, it inspired him to devote and channel his life towards building a career in showbiz.
Priddy joined other dance groups and had a fulfilling time with them before he became a part of a musical boy group known as Krunk Era. The group would later gain popularity after it renamed itself Blaque, and with them, Ugly got his first significant breakthrough in his career. Blaque was signed by H.U.G.E Entertainment in 2007. This implies that the rapper was circa 15 years old when he established his name in the South African entertainment industry.
His Wife Bontle Modiselle Is Older than Him
His wife Bontle Modiselle was born on the 7th of October 1990, making her 30 years old currently. As stated earlier, people have been striving to authenticate Priddy Ugly’s age because of reports that suggest his wife is older than him. Priddy Ugly’s wife is one of the most versatile female figures in the South African entertainment industry. While she is mostly known and celebrated for her works as an actress, Bontle Moloi has thrived as a model, singer, dancer, choreographer, television presenter, and radio personality.
The actress, admired for her role in the 2015 dance film “Hear Me Move”, which earned her an Africa Movie Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, was born to Percy and Grace Modiselle in Soweto, Johannesburg which was equally where she was raised. It was in 2007, the same year her husband’s career recorded a significant breakthrough, that Bontle Moloi began working towards building a career in showbiz. She began dancing and eventually made her debut in the competitive industry with appearances on several music videos.
From the foregoing, it is clear that the actress is roughly two years older than her husband Priddy Ugly. But this has never been an issue for the couple neither has it affected what they share in any way. They have continued to love and respect each other since they met.
Priddy Ugly and Bontle Modiselle Met When They Were in High School
Not many celebrity couples have been able to enjoy the kind of bond that Priddy Ugly shares with Bontle Modiselle. There is no doubt that the two are very much in love with each other and although they have only spent a few years together as a married couple, their love story dates back to 2007 when they were in high school.
According to what the couple has shared on their Youtube Channel, they were friends for about two years after they met before they became lovers. Ugly recalled it was Bontle that made the move that marked the beginning of their love life. Based on what he related, it was at the end of his matric year that the actress asked him out.
Sharing her side of the story, Bontle related that she asked Priddy out after who she had been dating dumped her on her birthday. This was a big deal for her because she imagined he was out of her league and would not like her.
The Couple Are Married and Are Parents to a Daughter
In August 2019, the couple revealed that they are expecting a baby. Bontle described this as a culmination of what she and Priddy have become while asserting that she is blessed to be the mother of the rapper’s child.
They welcomed their only child yet, a daughter named Afrika Bonita Lerato Moloi that same year, and have been all over her.
Nonetheless, it was in 2015 that the rapper proposed to the actress. They followed that up in February 2018 when their families met and the rapper paid her bride-price. The following year, the lovebirds had their formal ceremony.
Priddy and Bontle got married in September 2019, after 10 years of being lovers. Their marriage came as a surprise to many as it happened three days after they shared plans of getting married.