Nozuko Ncayiyane Biography: Who Is Nox from Diep City in Real-life?

Nozuko Ncayiyane (born on October 14, 1994; age: 29 years old) is a South African actress and life coach who rose to immense popularity after she started appearing as Nox in Diep City, the Mzansi Magic telenovela.

The actress owes her rise to stardom to Diep City, although she had starred in projects like Skeem Saam, Abomama, and Scandal in the past. Ncayiyane is one of the most-loved actresses on the show because she carries an aura of warmth, discipline, and openness.

Summary of Nozuko Ncayiyane’s Biography

  • Full name: Nozuko Ncayiyane
  • Nickname: Nozuko
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: October 14, 1994
  • Nozuko Ncayiyane’s Age: 29 years old
  • Ethnicity: Black
  • Nationality: South African
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Nozuko Ncayiyane’s Net worth: $150,000
  • Famous for: playing Nox in Diep City
  • Nozuko Ncayiyane’s Instagram: iamnozuko
  • Twitter: @iam_nozuko
  • Facebook: Nozuko Pretty Ncyiyane

What is Nozuko Ncayiyane’s Age Now?

Nozuko is currently 29 years old. She was born on October 14, 1994, in Port Shepstone in KwaZulu-Natal province. Her clan names are Ntshangase, Msuthu, Nomathebe, Ndala WeLanga, Kwetshe, Makhala Endlovu, Ntamonde, Mbokodo Embomvu, NgeneTyeni, PhumaTyeni, Biyela, Umalandelwa Yinkazinyana ithi ndizeke noba awunankomo.

The actress’ mom had her at the age of 17 in Shepstone, although her family is originally from Bizana, Eastern Cape. According to the actress, it was her grandmother who left their ancestral home in Bizana to Shepstone alongside her mother, who was a lastborn to look for greener pasture.

Upon getting to Shepstone, her mother had to change her surname from ‘Ntshangase’ to ‘Ncayiyane’ to appear Zulu. Then, it was against the laws for Black South Africans during the apartheid era to migrate outside their tribal homelands.

After they settled in KZN, south coast, her granny was able to find a home in a place called Emagogogweni, Gamalake. Nozuko has a younger sister who is known to the public. Her other gave birth to her when she was 24 as a single mother.

Her mother later got a job at a clothing factory but subsequently lost it, making life a bit tougher for them. The actress also spent part of her early life with her stepdad, who said shared abused her mother physically and emotionally for years.

Unfortunately, not much is known about her relationship with her stepfather currently and if he had other kids with her mother.

Nokuzo studied in a nearby high school in her locality. She finished matric in 2010 and was admitted into the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN) in 2014. She auditioned and got her first TV role while in the university. Before this breakthrough, she had also prepared her mind to drop out of school because of financial difficulties on her mother’s side.

The Actress Moved To Johannesburg At The Age Of 23 To Start Her Acting Career

Nokuzo left Port Sheptown for Johannesburg to start as a professional actress at the age of 23. She made the move after Skeem Saam producers contacted her 7 months after she auditioned for a role on the show, precisely in November 2013.

Before then, she had already been exposed to community theatre, which she was introduced to at 13. There, she was trained on acting, how to value acting as an art, and the importance of discipline in the field of acting.

As a member of the community theatre, she took part in various local theatrical productions and shared the stage with big shots such as Edmund Mhlongo and Jerry Pooe. She did a lot of shows after her matric for almost four years, especially around Durban.

Some of the productions she played in include:

  • Talking Spirits at The Playhouse in Durban in 2013
  • AntiChrist at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town (2013)
  • Sugary Spice (as a lead actor), which had played at the Olive Tree and Stable Theatre in 2014.

As mentioned earlier, the actress’ debut was a recurring role as lovable Ayanda in Skeem Saam, first appearing in Season 4 in 2015. She continued in the role in Season 5. She starred as Phindile in Scandal! in Episode 2,586, which aired in 2016.

Ncayiyane also played the recurring role of Lumka in the Mzansi Magic drama series Abomama. She was the celebrity guest (with Lunathi Mampofu) in an episode of the SABC2 variety comedy series #Karektas (Season 2. Episode 25).

Ncayiyane Is One Of The Best Actors In Diep City

The KwaZulu-Natal-born actress joined the Diep City cast in 2021 as Nokuthula’ Nox’ Jele. The telenovela was her first starring role in television. Her character is one of the four young women who get involved in all sorts of crime to make ends meet.

Nox, in particular, was a burglar. She started taking part in crime as a high school student. Though Nozuko had already garnered an impressive level of fame before her role in Diep City, she owes her rose to immense popularity to the telenovela.

Diep City gave her a leading role and also connected her with a lot of people in real life, especially the show’s fans, who admire everything about her acting talent. She brilliantly brings her character to life on set and is one of the smartest brains in her clique.

A list of Nozuko Ncayiyane’s movies and TV shows

  • Diep City
  • Scandal
  • Karektas
  • Abomama

Does Nozuko Ncayiyane Have a Boyfriend or Husband?

No. Nozuko Ncayiyane has no husband, nor is she publicly dating any man right now. She is yet to tie the knot. However, she once shared that she was abused by her past lovers, but she didn’t mention the names of the men she spoke about.

The actress walked out of her last relationship in 2019 after she was badly abused physically for almost three years by her boyfriend. She said her condition then reminded her of her mother’s ordeal when she was a young girl.

Does Nozuko Ncayiyane Have a Child?

No. The Diep City star has not given birth to kids of her own. She is not pregnant presently. The actress has plans to start a family after her marriage.

Nozuko Ncayiyane’s Net worth

Nozuko’s net worth is currently being reviewed by appropriate authorities. However, some sources claim she is worth $150,000. The actress basically made her money from her acting career and other endeavors.

Talking about her height, weight, and other body measurements, the actress is yet to officially publicize her exact body measurements. Nozuko is of average height and has a comfortable weight. 

The actress has over 20,000 followers on her Twitter account (@iam_nozuko) and about 420,000 followers on her Instagram page (iamnozuko). 

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