Mom, Entrepreneur, & Beauty Queen : Meet Nthabiseng Khoza

“You deserve not to give everything 100% all the time. It’s okay to let the iPad parent for you while you watch the Kardashians.”

Current City: Johannesburg, South Africa

Hometown: Manzini, Swaziland

Hi Nthabiseng! Welcome to The Boss Diary! Before we begin, tell us 3 words that best describe you.

Assertive. Kind. Introvert 

Tell us what you do professionally. 

Retired stylist currently running a successful skincare company. Hilda Ovenight skin. Named after my late grandma.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?

Talk to God 

To date, what has been the most memorable moment in your career? 

Being The face of Woolworths Beauty X Sir John V1. I shot in New York. My first time in America and I was paid for it. A miracle. 

Everyone has a purpose. How would you define your own purpose? 

I’m here to inspire and provide, that’s why I have Jewelcoza Breakfast Of Hope. To make sure that children have breakfast every morning before class. And we always bring a role model (celebrity) someone they look up to, because I believe that Children can best be-supported by a combination of: EXPOSURE & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES. We encounter successful people and share opportunities to demonstrate their abilities. Jewelcoza Breakfast Of Hope was born in response to these needs.

Who are some of your favorite female creatives or business women that you look up to? 

The women on the streets, selling vegetables, fruits, clothes etc while successfully running families, paying school fees. They are my Boss Babes.

Tell me one thing that most people may not know about you.

I’m scared of outside. I don’t like being outside. I feel like they’ll kidnap me. Ever since I was young I thought I’d outgrow it, but nope still scared.

What is the one quote that you live by?

You don’t have to do it all. It is what it is.

On my bookshelf you will find…

Self-help books

Before you go, what is one piece of advice you would give to women out there who are finding their way and figuring out their path?

You deserve not to give everything 100% all the time. It’s okay to let the iPad parent for you while you watch the Kardashians. Learn to Delegate, even at home. Once you master that, you’ll find yourself with a proper 24 hour day, day after day. You are welcome!

This or That:

  • Day at the beach or Day in the city: City
  • Fenty Beauty or MAC: Fenty
  • Tea or coffee: Coffee
  • Romance movie or horror film: Action

Quick 5:

  1. Perfect first date? With a group of friends. Nothing serious 
  2. Favorite 90’s jam? It’s About Time by Boom Shaka
  3. Your number one pet peeve? 
  4. Your favorite tv series? Snowfall 
  5. Three things on your bucket list? Finish all my buildings (my wishlist is full of other things 😁)