Skolopad Biography: Age, Education, Marriage, Accident, Career, Cancer Battle, Suicide, Controversy

She's made her debut with a yellow dress and no one forgot her.

By  | Jun 30, 2020, 03:52 PM  | Skolopad  | Top of The

Nonhlanhla Qwabe popularly known as Skolopad became known as the lady in the yellow dress when she stole the show at last year's Metro FM Awards with her provocative dress.

The 33-year-old nurse & musician broke the internet and she has managed to turn her 15 minutes of fame into a career in the entertainment industry. 

From her red carpet appearances to her entry into the music industry; she has been taking strides towards building her brand in the entertainment industry. 

Here's a look at Skolopad's biography and her rise to fame. 

Skolopad Age


Although she loves being in the limelight, not much is known about Skolopad's age. She was born in 1984, but the exact date is not known. 

Skolopad Education


Skolopad studied nursing at Ladysmith Nursing College and started to work in Sehlabeng from 2008.

Also read - Emtee Gets His Own Sneaker

Skolopad Relationship


Skolopad is a mother to a teenage daughter whose name is Amohelang.



Skolopad made news when she gifted her daughter with a brand new car for having made it through her grade 12.  Speaking to TimesLIVE, Skolopad said;

"Its been such a tough year for us but for my daughter particularly. She did well at school despite everything and that is why I felt she deserved something. Losing her dad and almost losing me, among other things."



Skolopad disclosed that she actually wanted to be in a polygamous marriage.  Speaking to TshisaLIVE, she revealed that she only wanted to date married men.

"All my KZN men are already showing interest. You know, the Zulu men love polygamy so some of them went to my father and told him they would be interested in marrying me. I told him to ask them if they have money and if they're sure they have wives. I won't ever be a wife to them even if they married me, I'll always be the official side."


Skolopad Career


Her debut in the music industry saw her release the single, Umzimba.

In 2017, Dr Malinga uploaded a video of Skolopad singing and she got a lot of raving reviews from Dr Malinga's fans.

Instagram embed


After Cassper lost out on a BET Award, Skolopad tried to push her new single by dedicating a song to him. Take a look at the video below.



At one point, Skolopad said she was ready to take her career to the next level and she felt to was ready to work with some of the industry's greatest rappers. Skolopad said that she wanted to collaborate with AKA.


Singer Skolopad revealed she had cameos lined up for 2 major soapies, Isidingo and The Queen.

Skolopad said she was quite excited to be venturing into new territory and learning new skills like acting.

“When I perform as a brand, people will not tell me during a performance that what I was doing was not the fight thing,” she said.

“With acting, directors stop you immediately and you have to act again. There is more perfection in acting than when I perform on my own."

Skolopad previously made an appearance on Generations: The Legacy as an extra.

Instagram embed


Skolopad Cancer Battle


The star who has a teenage daughter recently opened up about why she only has one child.

She opened up about her battle with cancer, and she said that she was diagnosed in 2015. Skolopad was given the option to either undergo chemotherapy or have a hysterectomy,

"It was really really difficult. I cried and I was very upset, but I had to accept it because I know what it was like. It really upset me." she said.

She said that she found it difficult to face the reality of the situation, especially because she was looking forward to having more children.

Skolopad Suicide Attempt


Skolopad was rushed to hospital on after an argument with a colleague for which she took an overdose of anti-anxiety pills. Though she had been adamant that overdose had not been a suicide attempt, the entertainer received counselling and was examined by medics.

She took to Instagram to post an image of herself in scrubs along with the caption "she couldn't resist seeing me in theater ,then immediately tell me go out and shout "I don't want you in my ward and I hate you""

Many believed that Skolopad had probably tried to commit suicide, but she had a different story. She confirmed that she was receiving counselling and stressed the fact that this was not a suicide attempt. 

"When I got home, I took some pills. Mostly anti-anxiety pills but pills that I had. It's pills I usually take when I am angry and need to calm down, so I took a couple of them. I feel like I need to rest for a long time... even if it's forever. Yes. I have wanted to die many times before. I have attempted to jump off the hospital roof top. I just didn't make it. This time I just wanted to rest," said Skolopad.

She went on to reveal that she has been battling feelings of hopelessness and despair for a while now and that the fight pushed her over the edge.

Also read - DJ Sithelo's Message To Those Studying Her Life

Skolopad Controversy


Skolopad revealed that media personality Lerato Kganyago had added her to her ‘blocked list’ after making a joke about her. Lerato was not ready to be bothered as she reacted to the tweet immediately, as she usually does, by blocking her on social media.

Lerato Kganyago then went on to question Skolopad's confusion to her blocking her saying:

"Some of y’all are bordering psychotic, you go out of your way to disturb our peace by bringing negativity to our timelines, we block you for our own sanity, and then you ask why we blocked you? So we must allow you to disturb our peace?"

Skolopad and Zodwa have for the longest time not been on good terms. Skolopad says that at one time she wanted to take a picture with Zodwa, but Zodwa was busy and did not give her the time of day.

Even Skolopad's daughter was shocked at how Zodwa treated them. Zodwa did not want to the picture because she feared posing for a picture with Skolopad will ruin her reputation.

Her eye-catching outfits aren't reserved solely for the red carpet however as Skolopad can often be found turning heads even on a regular day. During an official Q&A session with the Feather Awards organisers, Skolopad rocked up in an outfit whose theme was "construction," complete with "potholes" in her jeans.

Instagram embed


With her love of being in the entertainment industry, Skolopad is ready to take her career in music to the next level.


Read next:
Papa Penny Biography: Age, Early Life, Marraige, Career, Reality Show, Controversy


Main image credit: ZAlebs.com