THIS & THAT
She basked in her fortune and even though her obsessed dad hunted her mom down after they separated, she was steadfast and scooped academic accolades at school.
My mom wasn’t the emotional kind.
She’s the kind that always looks for solutions rather than dwell on the problems, like my dad.
She’s about keep moving, keep moving, keep moving’. So we moved from Hillbrow to Soweto to Midrand, all in the name of being safe.”
Nolo says things could have been worse.
I was so lucky that my mom, being in business, was able to pay for our private schooling.”
She joined the National School Of Arts (NSA) in Grade 10, where she enjoyed painting, photography and drama.
Her dad passed away in 1994.
Nolo remembers her mom and her siblings being surrounded by wings of compassion from her
Born in Polokwane in 1987.
They wanted to name me “Mmapula.”
Has two siblings, a brother and sister.
Can sing and dance but says she has no business acumen. Has been single for too
“long but is not
” complaining. and then they had to go on with their lives.
After graduating from NSA, she enrolled at Wits for a BA Drama degree. In her second year, she approached for training.
That’s when my luck stepped in again. I happened to be at the right place at the right time.”
So she got a part as a waitress. Soon she was being trained as a director.
Though she denies she was a favourite, it’s obvious from how Ndlovu mentored her that she’d earned a gold star with him.
Throughout the interview, her best friend Gontse Ntshegang (who plays Lizbeth in
is listening in and watching Phiri’s face every time she answers a question.
Like when I ask her about kissing the sexy Lungile Radu. She deliberates under Gontsi’s watchful eye, before conceding:
I wasn’t complaining. Shame. I mean, Lungile is a dish but we didn’t take it beyond TV.”
A satisfied Gontsi goes back to her Blackberry activities.
She considers me her child,” says Phiri.
Phiri says she’s been single for a while now.