Precious Ramotswe

played by Jill Scott

Precious Ramotswe is the owner of Botswana's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.

Character Bio

According to Precious Ramotswe, the owner of Botswana's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, "There is no problem so great it cannot be solved by a cup of bush tea." Growing up in the country, Precious learned a great many things from her father: to rely on her wits, patience and memory, and most importantly, to follow her dreams, no matter what. And so, for her beloved country of Botswana, Africa and its people, Precious has started her detective career in Gaborone determined to do good with the time that God has been given her.

Bio

North Philly native Jill Scott, an internationally acclaimed, three-time Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter and poet, made her Hollywood theatrical debut with the films 'Hounddog' (as Big Mama Thornton) and Tyler Perry's 'Why Did I Get Married?'
She made her primetime sitcom debut with a four-episode run on UPN's 'Girlfriends,' starred in Showtime's 'Cave Dwellers' and crafted a book of poetry, titled 'The Minutes, The Moments, The Hours' (St. Martin Press).

As a musician, Jill Scott made her name in the international music scene with the release of 'Who Is Jill Scott? Words & Sounds Vol. 1,' which achieved double-platinum status and earned her NAACP Image Awards, trophies from both Billboard and Soul Train and the honor of sharing the stage with Aretha Franklin for VH1's Divas Live.

Other projects include: directing a video for Hidden Beach label-mate, trombonist Jeff Bradshaw, appearing on 'Sesame Street' in celebration of its 33rd year. While her original compositions were featured on the soundtracks for 'Brown Sugar,' 'Rush Hour 2,' 'Down to Earth,' 'Kingdom Come' and the 'Red Star Sounds' compilation.

Scott began pursuing a career in acting in 2000, joining a fellowship at a theater company in Philadelphia where for two years she took small jobs in exchange for acting lessons.