In reply to Gabrielle Union’s message, Pearl Thusi wrote that she has “no words”.
The Being Mary Jane star took to her social media pages to say that she met Pearl Thusi randomly in a bar in Barcelona while watching the World Cup.
“I met Pearl randomly in a bar in Barcelona while watching the World Cup, right after watching her Netflix movie, Catching Feelings… I completely fanned out! She is the kind of woman that’s a superstar for all the right reasons. She is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, friend, mother and more,” wrote Gabrielle Union.
She also gave props to Pearl Thusi for having her own hair care line Black Pearl Hair.
“She has her own hair care line called Black Pearl Hair… and launched the first-ever MAC Collaboration in Africa EVER,” said Gabrielle Union.
Gabrielle Union also mentioned the fact that Queen Sono is Netflix’s first African original
“Her project Queen Sono is Netflix’s first African original… before her they had never done anything script to screen on the continent! And her movie Catch Feelings was their first African movie ever licensed.
“Her passion for education, women, kids, and fighting HIV has lead her to some incredible work. Helping Global Citizen, many other organizations, and starting her own, Black Halo, to focus on helping rape victims. To continue her philanthropic efforts, she just started working with Nkosi’s Haven – a foundation run in honor of Nkosi Johnson, the longest surviving child born with HIV at his time of passing,” she wrote.
Gabrielle Union also wrote that there aren’t enough characters available for her to describe everything Pearl Thusi has done for the world and accomplished.
“There aren’t even enough characters available for me to describe everything this woman has done for the world and accomplished! She’s the kind of woman to pop up at my birthday dinner at my favorite Mexican spot when I thought she was out of the country. I’m so inspired by all the work she does.
“From her immense talent to her groundbreaking roles to her hairline to raising her 2 daughters. Just, WOW. Let us lift her up in the light of goodness and hold her there,” she hailed.
South Africans took it a bit further and gave her a new name, Gabisile Union.
Pearl Thusi stars on Netflix’s Queen Sono as Queen Sono.
Queen Sono is a South African crime drama television series created by Mzansi’s Kagiso Lediga that premiered on Netflix on February 28, 2020.
The Oprah Magazine also hailed Pearl Thusi as a South African A-lister to keep on your radar.
The Black Halo Project, spearheaded by Pearl Thusi, is a social enterprise that seeks to extend a helping hand to SA’s vulnerable women and young girls.