Inside Nozuko’s 30th Birthday Party [PICTURES]

Her party was a dream

By  | Oct 18, 2022, 06:26 AM  | Top of the

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Turning 30 is a special occasion in anyone’s life and a day one can never forget about. It. Marks the end of your 20s and the beginning of a new chapter.
Diep City and Scandal! Actress Nozuko Ntshangase celebrates turning 30 years old.
Her friends, including Blood & Water actress Natasha Thahane planned Nozuko’s birthday party,
Taking to social media she posted:
“I can’t believe that I’m 30. I know thats crazy cause for the longest of time I’ve been saying I can’t wait to be 30. Crazy neh!! Now that I am 30,it’s so surreal.

@kgaogelo_monama said, “friend the shift happens literally on the day of your thirtieth birthday”

“say goodbye to all the fear” advised @nqo4reel.”
The talented star added: “I’ve been learning how to be bold, how to intentionally apply myself to what I create as well as experience. I’m so blessed”
Unlike most actresses who either studied Drama or attended AFDA, Nozuko did not receive any formal training to be an actress. Surprising right? Considering how talented she is.
In a conversation with Actor Spaces, Nozuko revealed” 
“I am not formally trained, I am informally trained through community theatre. I just told a friend of mine that I want to do this thing that we do in Arts and Culture class. Then she told me about a group that I can join. It taught me discipline. It taught me the beauty of creating and it taught me to create honestly and be myself.”

Nozuko learned how to act through community theatre. 
"It is an informal set up but it needs to be recognised because there is so much training and it has produced stars. I literally went from community theatre to doing shows with Edmund Mhlongo and Jerry Pooe"

Nozuko studied education at the University of Kwazulu Natal.
Sadly, things were hectic back home that her mom could not afford to pay for her residence and tuition fees, 
"I was studying but I owed everything. I think I was even squatting at res at the time".

 “I think I was 23. I finished matric around 2010 and I only went to the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN) around 2014, this meant I was 4 years out of school, performing around, working with the playhouse and doing shows around Durban. I was away from home at that time”. And then as fate would have it, “when I auditioned for Skeem Saam in November 2013, I auditioned for the role of Enhle, which my friend got. In the new year, I went to UKZN then Skeem Saam called me after 7 months and I had to answer my true call”.
Like most South Africans after Nozuko got to Joburg, she would send most of her salary back home.
This unfortunately led her into depression.
 "Financially, I did not understand a lot of things. Intellectually, there were still a lot of things I needed to learn around that. I messed up a lot financially, I made really bad decisions. I felt like everything that I learnt in high school was not a part of this”
Main Image Credit: Instagram/@iamnozuko
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