Nonhle Thema may have retired, but her work in the entertainment industry will live on

Nonhle Thema may have retired, but her work in the entertainment industry will live on

Oct 27, 2016, 06:32 PM

Nonhle Thema

Nonhle Thema did announce that she was done with fame, so her retirement from the entertainment industry comes as no surprise to us. The once TV "IT" girl achieved many things that many of us can only dream of doing, we reflect on her career; that inspired many "TV IT" girls to believe that anything is possible.

Although Nonhle went through a rough patch in her career and received a lot of backlash from not only the public but her peers in the industry we can't deny the fact that at some point, Nonhle ran the local entertainment industry as if it were her mother's spaza shop, and we mean that in the most positive of lights.

Nonhle has quite a number of impressive achievements under her name.

Like when she set the bar by being the first ever presenter for O Access. Let's not lie to be the first presenter of a show of such magnitude was a big deal back then. Β We can only imagine the envy of all aspiring presenters at that time when they watched Nonhle rub shoulders with the likes of Chris Brown and other international stars.

And just when we thought Nonhle was done she proved us wrong by spreading her wings to be the presenter of VUZU. Remember how she would start and end all her VUZU links with this famous line:Β 

"Welcome to V entertainment your portal to all things entertainment" She would then end off the linkΒ by blowing a kiss...sigh..those were the days.

#TBT when I was the Face of an entire TV Channel....Epic moments in my journey 😎 Blessed #IHaveLivedAllMyDreams 😍

A photo posted by Nonhle*YummyMommy*Thema πŸ˜‡πŸ‘‘πŸ’– (@nonhle_thema) on

Nonhle alongside other local reality shows like The Repertoires and Cream Cartel was the first presenter to have her own reality show Nonhle goes to Hollywood, which unfortunately did not do well and lead to her infamous meltdown.Β 

This did not keep NonhleΒ downΒ though,Β she joined her veteran actress mother Cynthia ShangeΒ in acting by landing a role on Mzansi magic's Zabalaza.

Let's do this ..1 more month to go...Show is heating up insanely. .Don't miss the action...every night 9pm channel 161 #Acting #StoryTelling #Escape #KG

A photo posted by Nonhle*YummyMommy*Thema πŸ˜‡πŸ‘‘πŸ’– (@nonhle_thema) on

She then followed the likes of Connie Ferguson and launched her very own fragranceΒ Precious Ivy.

My Fragrance. ...Precious IVY

A photo posted by Nonhle*YummyMommy*Thema πŸ˜‡πŸ‘‘πŸ’– (@nonhle_thema) on

Something she'll never retire from and a job she probably enjoys the most is motherhood and with being a mom Nonhle has made a career out of it as she is currently a motivational speaker, and part of the Yummy Mommy support group seminar for mothers.

calling All Mommys and Mommys to be @yummymommyclub Do Join Us December 10 in Pretoria Fire and Ice πŸ’˜

A photo posted by Nonhle*YummyMommy*Thema πŸ˜‡πŸ‘‘πŸ’– (@nonhle_thema) on

MsΒ Thema was also the face of one of the largest cosmetic houses in the world, DarkΒ 'nΒ Lovely, she dethroned international singer Kelly Rowland. This huge achievement made Nonhle the ultimate "IT" girl of South Africa.

Far from the shade throwing Nonhle we used to know, Ms Thema has grown to be more of an appreciative woman who celebrates the achievements of other women in the industry.

Two days ago Nonhle gave a shout out to Bonang Matheba who is currently the go-to girl when it comes to TV presenting and event hosting a position that once belonged to Nonhle.


Image Credit: Instagram

Written by

Thokozile Mahlangu

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