Batsile Ramasodi (Boy Wonder) biography AKA Philemon on etv Scandal: Age, Kids, Music, etc.

Batsile Ramasodi (born August 24, 1983), also known by his rap name Wonder Boy, is a South African actor and rapper. He is best known for his current role on etv Scandal as Phil or Philemon.

However, aside from that, Ramasodi has acted in numerous other TV roles, like Generations, Rhythm City, The Queen, and more.

And in this article, we will look at his life as an actor, musician, and TV host. So, read till the end for all the important details.

Biography of Batsile Ramasodi

A picture of Batsile Ramasoodi, AKA Boy Wonder, who plays Phil on Scandal
A picture of Batsile Ramasoodi, AKA Boy Wonder, who plays Phil on Scandal

Full name: Batsile Rakgantsho Ramasodi (AKA Boy Wonder)
Date of birth: August 24, 1983 ( turning 41 years old as of 2024)
Place of birth: Attredgeville, Pretoria, South Africa
Education: Tshwane University of Technology (Degree in Drama)
Height: 1.7m
Occupation: Actor, Rapper, MC, Mime and Businessman
Known for: Philemon on TV’s Scandal, Rambo from the Queen, and Mr. Nathi Sokhulo from Generations: Legacy
Net worth: $250,000
Children: 2
Nationality: South African

Early life of Batsile Ramasodi

Batsile Rakgantsho Ramasodi was born on August 24, 1983, in Attredgeville, Pretoria, South Africa. So, as of 2024, he is turning 41 years old but is currently 40 years old at the time of this publication.

Rakgantsho has always been a creative person and has loved the arts from an early age. He attended Pretoria Technical High School for his secondary education. His year of matriculation from this school is unknown.


After completing his high school education at Pretoria Technical High School, he decided to pursue his passions in the arts. So, he enrolled for a degree in drama at the Tshwane University of Technology in Gauteng. He graduated in 2004 and has been involved with the school and his peers ever since.

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The Personal life of Batsile Ramasodi

After our research, we found that Batsile has two children, one of whom is currently in the 5th grade. The two children are just a few years apart, like 1-2 years apart, one being a boy and the other a girl.

Batsile Ramasodi has 2 Children, one named Tshiamo (shown in this pic), who is currently in 5th Grade as of 2024
Batsile Ramasodi has 2 Children, one named Tshiamo (shown in this pic), who is currently in 5th Grade as of 2024

However, in the entirety of his social and public life, there’s no information about his partners that we could find. Moreover, he has never even revealed the children’s mother to the public, not even once.

In recent years—2020, to be specific—Batsile lost his father. And in a post, he expressed his gratitude to his old man, who stood as a pillar of strength in their home growing up. He even captioned the post, “If I could be half the man you are to my kids…”.

General Career

Well, to start with, Batsile is not only an actor but a rapper as well, having released multiple songs under the alias of Boy Wonder. Moreover, he has worked with numerous old-school and current artists, like his recent single with Zooci Coke Dope. He has an unmatched prowess in rap and music in general, as he is called by his colleagues, a Jack of All Trades.

The actor is also known as Boy Wonder in his music career
The actor is also known as Boy Wonder in his music career

Now coming to his acting and TV career, in 2005, a year after his varsity graduation, he hosted the Castle World Wind Tour. Thereafter, in 2011, he co-hosted the City Hip Hop Festival with Lee Kasumba. Furthermore, in 2012, he hosted the Mzansi Magic show called Diamond Ruff, and in 2013, he returned to Back to the City.

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The acting career of Batsile Ramasodi

In terms of acting specifically, he made his debut in 2007 as a detective on Justice for All. Thereafter, in 2008, he was cast as Chauke on Isidingo. Furthermore, he appeared in mainstream serials like Rhythm City as Krisis, Jacob’s Cross as Siviwe, and Zabalaza as Tumi.

Moreover, in more recent years, he has appeared on The Queen as Rambo, Generations as Mr. Nathi Sokhulo, Broken Vows as Bongo the journalist, and on Bone of My Bones as Thabiso. Furthermore, he played a police captain on the 2023 Showmax series Adulting.

And as of 2024, Batsile Ramasodi is playing Phil on TV’s Scandal. His role as Philemon on TV’s Scandal has portrayed him in a new light as a family man who is married to a priest. And he is also the adoptive father of Vuvu (played by Mamarumo Marokane on the show).

How tall is he?

Well, according to Batsile’s agency at, the actor stands at a height of 1.7. However, some sources claim he could be an inch taller. Placing him around the 1.72-meter-tall mark. But so far, the official figure is 1.7 meters from his official agency.

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Social media

Batsile is on all social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter. On Twitter, he uses the username @BatsileRamasodi and has only around 40 followers.

However, on Instagram, he has over 6k followers and goes by the username @b.o.ywonder. Lastly, on Facebook, he is simply Batsile Ramasodi.