Tulani Madala, aka Tulz, may not have won the R2 million grand prize on Big Brother Mzansi season 3, but the steps he took on the program have given him a promising future in the entertainment industry.
Tulz was able to stay in the Big Brother house for a record-breaking 71 days without being nominated for eviction, allowing him to reach the top 5 of the competition.
“My biggest goal was to try to win the money. When I saw the post, I was not Tulz the brand, I was Thulani at home. Broke, trying to make a plan. I entered because I wanted to get my hands on R2m,” he told TshisaLIVE.
He’s had a natural talent for radio and television since he was a child. Tulz was a member of Y Academy and hosted 5FM’s 1am to 4am slot, however his contract was not renewed after Covid-19 struck, forcing him to return to the Eastern Cape.
Tulz and a friend returned home to start an NGO with the goal of empowering young people in the province, based on their two-year experience as radio presenters and voice-over artists in the entertainment sector. When he joined the show, that mission was put on hold.