Busi Lurayi Biography, Wiki, Age, Husband, Family, Child, Parents, Net Worth

Busisiwe Lurayi was the South African born actress best known for playing the role of Tumi Sello on Netflix drama series How to Ruin Christmas.

Busi Lurayi

Real Name: Busisiwe Lurayi
Age: 35 years
Birthday: 1987
Husband: Mziwoxolo Qwelane (Baby Daddy)
Nationality: South African
Child: Ayana (Daughter)
Occupation: Actress
Net Worth: under review

Busi Lurayi Biography, Wiki, Age, Husband, Family, Child, Parents, Net Worth

Busi Lurayi Biography

Busi Lurayi real name Busisiwe Lurayi (born 1987) in Thembisa, Gauteng. She was the South African actress staying in Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Busi Lurayi Career

Busi Lurayi is a South African actress best known for her starring role as Phumzile on the SABC1 sitcom City Ses’la (from 2005-2006 and again in 2010) and its spin-off series Ses’Top La.

In 2006 she won the inaugural SAFTA (South African Film and Television Awards) for Best Supporting Actress in a TV Comedy, for her role as Phumzile.

Lurayi left the show after the first season (she was replaced by Thuli Thabethe) to join the cast of the ITV drama series Wild At Heart starring Amanda Holden of Kiss Me Kate fame, about a British family who relocate to a game reserve in South Africa.

Lurayi plays Thandi, a teacher who home schools the children, in the second season of the show. She is billed as a supporting cast member.

She returned to the role of Phumzile for City Ses’la’s fourth and final season in 2010. Her character then got a spin-off series, Ses’Top La, which premiered in 2012.



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In May 2006 she made a guest appearance on the medical drama series ER, playing the role of Sittina in the episode entitled “There Are No Angels Here” (Season 12, Episode 20).

She played the starring role of Winnie Molepo, a lawyer who works for the Sokhulu brothers, in the SABC1 drama series Sokhulu & Partners, since 2008.

In November 2011 she joined the cast of the SABC1 soapie Generations in the role of Swazi Lukhele, a socialite wife who was married to David Lukhele but in the process of divorcing him.

In 2012 she was a main cast member of the Mzansi Magic sitcom S.I.E.S., playing the head of the incompetent government department of Social Impact and Empowerment Strategy.

In 2013 she was the host of the M-Net game show Million Rand Money Drop and in 2014 reprised her role as Phumzile in Season 2 of Ses’Top La.

In 2017 she played the recurring role of Nkuli in Season 2 of the Mzansi Magic prison drama Lockdown and in 2020 she starred as Dr Lungile Asumadu in the SABC2 medical drama series Vutha.

In 2021 she won a Best Actress SAFTA for her role as Tumi in How to Ruin Christmas.

Busi died on Sunday 10 July, 2022.

Busi Lurayi Movies

Busi Lurayi’s movies include:

  • Netflix’s How to Ruin Christmas (2020)
  • Vutha Dr Lungile Asumadu (2020)
  • ER Sittina (2006)
  • Wild at Heart (2006)

Busi Lurayi Child

Busi Lurayi Daughter: Busi Lurayi has a daughter who she reportedly calls Ayana. Busi shared a photo oh her daughter and herself on her Instagram account and wrote: “We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that she is someone today- Stacia Tauscher. You my love, you’re just magic! 💫.”



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Busi Lurayi Husband

Busi Lurayi baby daddy is businessman Mziwoxolo Qwelane. The couple had some drama looming in 2020 when he claimed Busi stole furniture from his home in Randburg.

Busi Lurayi Net worth

Busi Lurayi estimated Net Worth is under review .

Busi Lurayi Cause of death

Busi Lurati died on 10th July 2022 in Guateng. The cause of death is not yet known. She was 35 years old.

The news of Busisiwe Lurayi’s sudden death was confirmed through a statement by her agency, Eye Media Artists. Actress Busi Lurayi’s cause of death is unknown until the family receives the autopsy results.

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