"When Bonang really stepped up, I was like WHOAH!" - Nonhle Thema

By Drum Digital
22 February 2017

During a recent interview with Tbo Touch on Touch Central, Nonhle reflected on retiring from the entertainment industry.

She told Tbo that when Bonang entered the industry, she actually felt "relieved", she said Bonang "saved" her.

"I was done with this 'it girl' thing when Bonang really stepped up, I was like WHOAH!  She saved me, because honestly, I was at the pinnacle of the industry as a female, especially when I did my reality show.

I was the go-to person and then I also fed the media so I was the media frenzy, I liked dating rappers, I was everything, the package, not knowing that I was losing my soul through it all because I became somebody that I wasn't really. So I was really happy when the 'IT girl' title was relinquished from me."

She added that if she were to return to the industry, it would be different because she's a mom now and she's no longer interested in being the 'IT girl'.

"If I come back in the industry I want it to be authentic, I want it to be a reflection of the Nonhle that is born now, the mom that I am, the woman who cares about women, children because that's who I am and that's the space that I am in," she added.

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