Lilly from Uzalo
Lilly from Uzalo

Famous actress Noxolo Mathula, who plays the role of Lilly Dongwe on the SABC 1 hit telenovela Uzalo impressed fans with her real-life side business.

Noxolo is only 26 years old, but she has made her mark through her big break, which she got from Uzalo. She has appeared on other hit TV series like Hostel, which was on Mzansi Magic, and Mzansi’s current favourite, Durban Gen which airs on eTV. She has undoubtedly grown in the industry and continues to expand her wings.

Someone who is only 26 years old has achieved so much and done incredibly well for herself. Just last year, she bought herself a house worth 1.8 million which blew her fans away. As if that wasn’t enough, she added on to her possessions this year with an R1 million car, honestly impressive.

Noxolo isn’t covering these milestones by just acting. She also has a side hustle. She sells hot dogs for a living, showing you what a humble and intelligent woman she is. She sells hotdogs in the streets and at malls. She says her co-workers are so supportive of her business and are constantly buying from her.

The business is called HotdogsByNoxolo, and Noxolo uses her fame to promote it. Her company has only just started, but it is growing into a fully-fledged business as she is now catering for significant events. Noxolo continues to inspire the youth and wants them to reach for more. That’s some black girl magic right there.

From the pictures that she shares on the business’ Instagram page, the eatery is usually packed at lunch. People from her community come to treat their hunger. it is fair enough to believe Lilly doesn’t depend on her Uzalo role for money, but she can still live well even if she was to quit acting.