Naledi Willers Biography – Naledi Willers Wiki
Naledi Willers was a model, actress, television personality, and businesswoman perhaps best known for her time on The Real Housewives of Johannesburg on 1Magic DStv Channel 103. She was the owner of New Star Studios, a commercial Photo/Video studio in Randburg, Johannesburg, South Africa. She was also a breast cancer survivor and activist, and public speaker. She was a qualified international professional chef, and also held an LLB Degree.
Naledi joined Real Housewives of Johannesburg season one in 2018, with the series following her during her studies for her law degree. Shejoined the Real Housewives of Johannesburg as one of the contestants alongside Evodia Mogase, Mercy Mogase, Brinnette Seopela, Christall Kay, Lebo JoJo Gunguluza, Lethabo Mathatho, Mpho Merriweather, Mpumi Mophatlane, and Tarina Patel.
She said at the time that although she was asked to be on reality TV before and declined, RHOJ producers convinced her otherwise. She told IOL at the time: “I am actually a very private person, so I never considered doing something like this at all. I needed a little convincing, but with the support of my family, I said yes.”
The Botswana-born model and former beauty queen was crowned Miss Botswana second princess in 2009 alongside Emma Wareus as the first princess. The crown was won by Sumaiyah Marope at the time.
Naledi Willers Age
She was born in Botswana on November 11, 1991, and died on 7 December 2021. She was 30 years old.
Naledi Willers Parents
She was born to a white South African father and black Motswana mother. Willers, who was raised in a village in Botswana, had a strict upbringing.
“Growing up was always interesting being a mixed child. I have a white South African father and black Motswana mother, and my mother was strict, really strict. Back chat and you are in trouble, but I appreciate that she was like that because it really made me a disciplined person,” she told IOL.
During her time on the Real Housewives of Johannesburg, Willers once took a trip to Botswana with her fellow cast members to celebrate her mother’s 50th birthday in Palapye.
Naledi Willers Husband
She married Metro FM radio personality Quinton Masina in March 2017. However, two years after tying the knot in a fairytale wedding ceremony, the pair split in 2019. She announced on Instagram that they were ‘permanently separated’. Naledi wrote at the time: “I wish to announce that Quinton Masina and I are no longer in a relationship. As it has been a public one to a certain degree, I feel it fitting to formally announce that we have ended things, permanently separated, and are no longer staying together. I wish him well in his future endeavours and request that my privacy be respected during this time.”
Naledi Willers Wedding
The ‘Real Housewives of Johannesburg’ star Naledi Willers married Metro FM radio personality Quinton Masina in a traditional wedding held in Palapye, Botswana.
Naledi Willers Children
She did not have any children.
Naledi Willers Death
Real Housewives of Johannesburg star Naledi Willers passed away on Tuesday, 7th December 2021, at the age of 30 after a battling breast cancer, her agency confirmed.
Her death was announced in a statement on Instagram: “The Willers & Friends are sad to announce the passing of their darling, daughter, friend and sister on Tuesday, 7th December 2021. Details about the service and funeral arrangements will be communicated in due time. We appreciate all the kind thoughts and prayers as we continue to struggle to process this tragic loss.”
Family, friends and fans took to social media to pay tribute to the late reality TV star. Ndo Maleho wrote on Instagram: “Rest in peace my friend. @nana01gp You fought a good fight. Mma and Humile did the best in keeping you comfortable and providing the best possible care until the very end. Go tseba Modimo feela gore what made us meet last week. You held my hand and I told you, I love you and that you once made me drive to Botswana ka nkane. Then you made fun of my suit and called it a “ZCC suit” because it was green. Your very last words to me. The pain is now over. You are now at peace. I am heartbroken but may God give Mama strength. Rest in peace my friend. Til we meet again. I love you! 😭🕊 #RIPNaledi #ripnalediwillers.”
Naledi Willers Cause of Death
A cause of death was not revealed. However, Naledi Willers had been open about her health after being diagnosed with stage two triple-negative breast cancer in November 2019. She spoke about her battle with breast cancer on Instagram in 2020.
She wrote at the time: “If I look like I’ve just been through a war, it’s because I have. On 29 Nov. 2019 I was diagnosed with stage 2 triple negative breast cancer. This was also the day I wrote the last exam of my law degree… while waiting for the call bearing my results.
“I spent the past short while posting pictures taken around this time last year so I can show what a difference a year makes… and also to say that through all those changes, I’m still here. Still fighting? Does the fight for survival ever end? I choose to say: still healing. Still improving. Every day I draw another breath… still WINNING.
“The world buckled down and braced for the impact of COVID-19 while each day I was terrified that an encounter with the virus while on chemotherapy could result in my death due to my compromised immune system. In truth the lockdown also offered me shelter to go through all I have and still am going through out of the public eye… life is what you make it and we choose how to look at things. This is how I chose to look at my reality.
“While it may not be my life’s only interest, it has certainly become one of my primary goals to be a voice of awareness, information and change in the silent but gruesome battle women face against this brutal disease. I want to lift the veil of secrecy and quiet suffering for it is that concealing of information that invariably leads to the mortality of so many.
“In this message I cannot fail to mention those who have held me up both physically and emotionally through this time: @blackbarbielish for opening her home, heart and family to myself and my mother. For never leaving my side. @onealafrica for being more than any label can ever encompass since we met twelve years ago… but my brother and best friend through it all.
“My doctors: Prof. Carol-Ann Benn, Dr Ronwyn van Eeden, Dr Barend van den Bergh and Dr Dino Chetty as well as all staff at the various facilities I have been treated at who are still on the journey with me. Thank you. You are titans that walk the earth.
“My name is Naledi Willers. Breast cancer survivor among so much else. But for now you can call me NALEGEND.”
Naledi Willers Net Worth
She had an estimated net worth of 1 million rands.
Naledi Willers Instagram
Her Instagram handle is @nana01gp. Her Instagram bio reads, “Model. Actress. Qualified Chef. LLB. Real Housewives of JHB s1. Owner @new_star_studios . Breast Cancer survivor and activist. Public Speaker.”
Naledi Willers Funeral
Details about the funeral arrangements are yet to be revealed.