Nokuthula Mabika, a well known South African actress, presenter, MC, writer-singer, and dancer is going high as the day passes by. She is also on Uzalo as Thobile the crazy girl who likes to show off her true Beauty. She is Amazing and we love how she keeps up with her lovely hair and fans loves her for that, So today she is our Fabolous Queen of the day.
WE’VE heard many stories of children being raised by single mothers but the story of Uzalo actress Nokuthula ‘Noxy’ Mabika is different. She entertains millions of viewers on SABC1’s drama series as loud Thobile. She shares exclusively with Move! how she was raised by a single father and only met her mother when she was in high school.
The 29-year-old says her mom left her and her younger brother in the care of their father and only came to visit them once, when she was in Grade 2.“My father did a great job raising us and later on, my father’s other children moved in with us and he took care of the eight of us with ease,” she says.
For a long time I was the only girl at home and sometimes felt my father did not understand me. Even though my father was an amazing parent, sometimes I felt if my mother was around things would be different. I’d always fantasise of the day I’d leave my dad and my brother to go live with my mother in a beautiful big house.” Noxy and her brother only reunited with their mother in 2005 after her father bumped into her mother’s brother, who pointed them in the right direction.
Noxy describes the drive with her dad and brother to see her mother as the longest drive of her life. “When we met her she didn’t match the fantasies I had of her. She lived in a rented room and had no car. The first thing I asked her was, ‘Where were you ma?’” she says. “She knew exactly where we were and because of the time that had lapsed without any communication, she was scared to come see us and worried we’d ask why she didn’t come earlier.
Noxy and her brother now have a relationship with their mother and visit her from time to time. Noxy says meeting her mother for the first time closed the void she had. “At that moment, it didn’t matter if my mother had a big house or not, if she loved me or not. I was just happy to have met her,” she says.