Nolo Phiri (born February 4, 1987), formerly Lehlogonolo Phiri, is a South African actress. She is best known for starring as a street-wise and spontaneous girl, Niki Bongco, in Rhythm City.

Phiri has appeared in many other productions like Muvhango and Isibaya. She is also a producer with an avid interest in documentaries and is behind some SABC productions.

Nolo Phiri
Nolo Phiri biography
Phiri studied at the National School of Arts (NSA).
Quick Facts
Full Name:Lehlogonolo Phiri
Other Names:Nolo Phiri
Born:February 4, 1987 (age 36 years old)
Place of Birth:Limpopo
Nationality:South African
Education:Dramatic Arts
Alma mater:Wits University
Occupation:Actress, MC, producer
Known for:Niki Bongco in Rhythm City
Net Worth:R26 million

Early Life

Nolo Phiri was born on February 4, 1987, in a rural part of Limpopo called Musina. At three years, she relocated with her mother, Patricia, to the City of Johannesburg in 1990.


Phiri attended the National School of Arts (NSA). After matriculating, the actress enrolled at Wits University. She graduated with Honours in Dramatic Arts.


Nolo Phiri starred as a spontaneous, very street-wise girl known as Niki Bongco in the soap opera Rhythm City. Viewers love her character for her sense of humor and flirtatiousness.

Later she played a Guest Star on the soap opera Muvhango in season one (2006-2008). She has also utilized other opportunities that come with being a celebrity.

The actress became a brand ambassador for RAGE. She is a producer and works at Redefine Multimedia. She is the brain behind many productions like documentaries.

Nolo has created many music videos for local artists like Mandoza and Psyfo.

Apart from music, she has other streams of income – MCing. However, she is more interested in documentaries and has worked for SABC.

On April 8, 2022, she hosted a talk show on Palm TV. The impact of DEATH on our families: losing a loved one and the impact it leaves financially and emotionally was the center of discussion.

Nolo Phiri is the series producer of the Mzansi Magic production eHostela.

Personal Life

Nolo Phiri son
Nolo Phiri’s son was born on April 14.

Nolo is a proud mother and had her son Leruo, translating to Wealth, in 2013. 

Nolo loves traveling and has visited countries outside Africa. She has been to New York, Thailand, Botswana, and Tanzania.

Her onscreen character is a polygamous marriage. In real life, she says she can not share her husband. Though, she doesn’t condemn the practice.

Social Profiles

Nolo Phiri Instagram

The actress shows more about herself in real life on social media.

Nolo posts updates about her travels, enjoyment, and other things about her personal life.

On September 2, she shared a picture of her and a friend passing the time in the pool. Nolo wore a beautiful red swimming trunk, but many appreciated her body.

Her followers are also the first to know of her upcoming performances and appearances.


Nolo Phiri body
Many love Nolo Phiri for her curvy body and she doesn’t hesitate to feed their eyes with sultry pictures.

Nolo was a nominee of the Phenomenal Women in the Entrepreneurs & Creatives Edition by Brooklyn, NY-based Black Ivy Media as part of Women’s History Month.

Net Worth

Nolo Phiri has made an astronomical contribution to the South African Film and Television industry. She has produced many television series and music videos for artists.

Her net worth is around R26 million as of September 2022.


  • Isibaya as Nombulelo
  • Muvhango as Guest Star
  • Rhythm City as Niki Bongco


Who is Nolo Phiri?

Nolo Phiri is a 36-year-old actress best known for her starring role as Niki Bongco in the soap opera Rhythm City. She was born in a village called Musina in Limpopo.

Who is Niki Rhythm City?

Niki Bongco on Rhythm City is a role played by Nolo Phiri, an actress, producer, and MC. The actress has appeared in other television productions.

How many kids does Nolo Phiri have?

Nolo Phiri has two children, a nine-year-old son, and a year-old daughter.