Meet Cocoa one of the most educated actors on Uzalo

indafrica September 28, 2021
Updated 2021/09/28 at 8:09 AM

Nomalanga Shabane, 30 November 1993 (age – 27 years old), is a South African actress best known for Love Lives Here, The Letter Reader and for portraying Cocoa on Uzalo SABC 1.

Biography Profile

Image of Nomalanga Shabane aka Cocoa on Uzalo SABC 1.
Full name: Nomalanga Shabane
Gender: Female
Date of birth: 30 November 1993
Age: 27 years old
Place of birth: Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Occupation: Actress
Known as: Cocoa from Uzalo
Social media
Instagram: @Nomalanga_shabane_

Personal life of Nomalanga

Image of Nomalanga a beautiful but gold digger by the name of Cocoa on Uzalo, SABC 1.

Nomalanga Shabane is a 28 year-old South African actress born in Verulam in KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa. She was born on 30 November 1993. She is multilingual speaker who can speak Zulu, IsiXhosa and English.

Nomalanga attended Glenhaven Secondary School. After that she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education – TLE via University of South Africa (UNISA).

Career of Nomalanga Shabane

Image of Nomalanga a beautiful but gold digger by the name of Cocoa on Uzalo, an SABC 1 telenovela.

Nomalanga appeared on films and dramas before her prominence. This includes a 2019 short film called The Letter Reader, which walked away with a Golden Horn accolade for Best Short Film at the South African Film and Television Awards.

She acted as Nobuhle Mthembu. Again in 2019 she portrayed a female colleague on Love Lives Here. In 2021 she landed a role on Uzalo as Cocoa, a beautiful woman who is only after money. She’s a magosha and a gold digger.

“Uzalo is the biggest show in Mzansi. I’m sure every youngster wishes to be part of it. What I like the most about it is that it discovered a lot of previously hidden talent. And it exposed talent and skills in youth.

There are actors who are popular and have grown because of this telenovela. And I believe the Cocoa character will open a lot of doors for me,” said Nomalanga.

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