Actress Brenda Ngxoli is in charge of her life and is living according to her own rules and at her own pace.
A few years ago, Brenda ditched the city life and moved to her rural home in Xolobe in Tsomo, Eastern Cape.
“When I moved to ‘lalis’ (rural areas) full time, a local tabloid said ‘ndiwile’ (I was down and out). I knew I had a vision of how I wanted my mornings to be – tranquil,” Brenda says.
Brenda said that, while her friends were buying cars and fancy clothes, she was investing in her farmhouse.
“I don’t judge, but I knew I didn’t want to pay rent and chase auditions for the rest of my life. Who was going to give me a bond as a freelancer?” she asks.
Although Brenda still loves acting and travels to shoots, she prefers waking up in the morning to milk her cattle, bake homemade bread and growing her own vegetables.
I by no means live in a mansion and yoh bakhile abantu emakhaya.bafuyile ! but I'm too glad to be far away from the bickering of sets— Brenda Ngxoli (@Ngxoli) October 10, 2016
Lenkomo ndandifuna ukugoduka nayo….Lol.ubuqaba bam ndiyazingca ngabo.#tbt opw. Pics taken by my dir Brian Majola pic.twitter.com/VnCeA3rKaC— Brenda Ngxoli (@Ngxoli) May 26, 2016
After 15 years in the industry. I have not changed. Plaas meisie even when far from home #tbt opw pic.twitter.com/7hCaPCDyGK— Brenda Ngxoli (@Ngxoli) May 26, 2016