Nolo Phiri. (PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/GALLO IMAGES).
Former Rhythm City
actress Nolo Phiri who played the feisty Nikki, is now joining the cast of
Mzansi Magic’s telenovela Isibaya.
Nolo has been keeping
her cards quite close to the chest about this. However, she did hint to her
fans that she’s joining the telenovela by posting a video with the actors she
will closely work with according to what the storyline suggests.
Nolo will portray the
character of Nombulelo Gumede who is a two-faced, streetwise and very
Her character is set
to shake things up.
Nombulelo and Saddam
played by Sayitsheni Mdakhi were in a relationship over 12 years ago when they
were both young and stupid. He was just beginning to run his protection
services scam while she was a hustler, conning people for money.
They were like-minded,
and their relationship was fiery, and it got to the point where he even started
paying Lobola for her. But while they were preparing for their wedding she set
her eyes on greener pastures and started having an affair with some blesser.
That’s when she left Saddam – only to appear 12 years later with an agenda.
Nolo Phiri’s first
appearance on Isibaya will be on Thursday 26 March. The Mzansi Magic publicist
Karabo Maroga didn’t reveal how long she is going to be part of the show.