We get up close and personal with TV personality and hip hop artist Nomuzi Mabena, and learn a few things about her personal life.
There’s no way you can overlook Nomuzi ‘Moozlie’ Mabena. The TV presenter and hip hop powerhouse, who recently dropped her debut mixtape in collaboration with Steve Madden Music, commands attention with her fierce personality, striking style and ability to constantly reinvent herself.
But we thought it was time to dig a little deeper and get to know the Moozlie behind the raps, the record label, the swag and fresh fashion.
These are a few of the fun things we learnt about Moozlie in our recent interview with her.
Children’s show, Kideo sparked her desire to become a TV presenter
‘It always looked like the presenters were having so much fun. I just wanted to be part of that world,’ she says.
She stays fit and toned by doing a bit of boxing on the side
Mabena is a member of the Dainfern Fight Club in Johannesburg. ‘It [boxing] is a great way to relieve stress and get out all that energy.’
This week I’m grateful for GOOD HEALTH!! ??✝️ Something I think alot of us take for granted. You’re never too young or old to make good health a priority. Be good to your body so you’re fit for the fight!! Special thanks for everyone who showed me love while I was sick. Proud to report that I’m back and feeling better than ever???? Photo cred: @stillsbytom ?: @meandyouclothing ?: @dawnsy100 ??: Thabiso @crowngoddesshairsalon ?: @lufunolove
She’s passionate about protecting the rights of women and children in SA.
‘Being a female in South Africa is scary at the moment,’ she says. ‘I want to help create an environment where women feel safer’.
Brenda Fassie is her ultimate role model.
‘I’ve loved her since I was a little girl, and I aspire to be just like her,’ says Mabena. Yup, we can see it.
Her parents’ home in Benoni is still her happy place
Visiting her mom and dad is a good way to escape all the crowds and chaos, says Mabena, who currently lives with her sister. ‘Most of the time I’m surrounded by this crazy energy, but then I go home and it’s all very calm.’
Host with the Most!? Genuinely loved being a part of @capsule.za. It was sooo much more than just another festival??? God bless the team & sponsors that put it together and each & every single person that came out. May He continue to bless you and keep you all?? I’m making it my mission to get back on that stage next year?? photo cred: @redbrickvalley
Her motto for life is tattooed onto her collarbone in Latin.
If you’ve met Mabena, you’ll have seen it: the phrase ‘Where there’s life, there’s hope’ printed in Latin under her clavicle – a reminder to remain optimistic, even through adversity.
To read Moozlie’s story, get your November copy now on shelves nationwide.
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