She plays the outspoken and ultimate BFF, Thobile, who owns a hair salon on Uzalo. On screen she’s a slayer who makes all the girls in KwaMashu look beautiful, in real life she says she has no-clue how to do make-up and hair and prefers that hers be done by a professional.
By Ayanda Sitole
I grew up without a mother and it is important for me to give back to women who are less fortunate than me. I love making people feel good about themselves and I like to help others go through a healing process when they face difficulty. My belief is that it’s important to speak up and heal from your wounds because it opens doors for you to succeed.
I have no idea how to do hair, like cornrows and braids, but I love hair and I do have a straighter. My character plays the role of someone who owns a hair and beauty salon but in real life I struggle with girly things because I was raised by my father.
I have a crush on Riky Rick because he’s tall and he’s a very nice person. He has a great presence and he’s genuine, and doesn’t act like he’s a big star. I respect his hustle and his honesty and he has a great sense of humour. What I’ve learnt from him is to respect yourself and your craft.
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On Uzalo my character Thobile is in the local choir. I also sing and would love to work with Professor, Mpumi and Busi. Their music is consistent because they create hit after hit. When you hear their music , you can easily identify it because you understand their sound and their style. I love Gqom and house music, and I would like to have an album with music in both genres.
Uzalo has opened many doors for me. I used my influence to start a movement called DressALife which is a platform for to influence young women positively. I help girls by giving them clothing for events like their Matric Dance. We talk about the challenges that young women are faced with and it’s a platform for young women to openly speak about their issues.