Uzalo actress Noxolo Mathula opens up on selling hot dogs at taxi ranks. She has the plug and the bling too. With an illustrious career spanning years, she has fast become one of Mzansi’s finest actresses. Her unmatched acting flair has seen her become one of Mzansi’s favourites. The celebrated actress has opened up more about her booming business empire she often gets judged for.
Uzalo actress Noxolo Mathula, who stars as Lilly, is best known for her acting prowess. However, she is also known for her hot dogs business which has since sprouted into several taxi ranks across Mzansi. Recently the bubbly actress revealed she gets judged for selling hot dogs at taxi ranks.
Despite Uzalo being one of the most-watched drama series in South Africa and probably the most paying production in the land, Mzansi finds it odd to see its lead actress hustling in the streets. She has it that Uzalo viewers if she doesn’t get paid enough as Lilly on the show because she always sells hot dogs in taxi ranks.
“I’m often asked why I am on the streets selling hot dogs while I am a TV star. People don’t understand that times are tough. I’m not selling hot dogs on the streets for fun, but It’s one of my side hustles. Running this business on the streets doesn’t mean I’m not paid well at my TV job. But I understand my target market, which is people on the streets. We must stop looking down on each other and rather offer support. A single salary can never be enough, no matter how much it is.”
Mathula adds that she even sells hot dogs with her team at taxi ranks.
“I think it’s better to have this kind of side hustle when you are still relevant in the industry. People are still watching me on their TV screens.”
Not so long ago, it was reported that the actress Noxolo Mathula scored a tender to cater for Uzalo’s sister-soapie Durban Gen, also produced by Stained Glass TV.
‘I can’t reveal the name of the production but yes, we are growing and there’s a production I cater for.”
The talented actress also tells People’s Paper that her side hustle works for her because some of her customers want to buy her hot dogs because they saw her on TV.
“Most of them even ask for selfies as buying from their celebrity is something big for them.”