Nolulamo Maquthu, better known as Lulu, completed a Drama and Performance honour’s degree in 2012 from UKZN. Prior to this, she graduated with Cum Laude in Drama Studies from the Durban University of Technology.  Lulu has since worked as a freelance actress, dancer, director and stage manager for various projects, including performing at the National Arts Festival in Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown).

After working at UKZN’s Centre for Creative Arts, coordinating festivals like Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), she joined AFDA Durban Campus in 2016 to pursue her academic journey. Lulu has recently had a television debut on the eTV telenovela DurbanGen as Zanele for over 20 episodes. Furthermore, she has also starred in a two-women short film titled “Thorns” that premiered on SABC 1, 30 May 2021, produced by the NFVF.

Currently, Lulu is a freelance actress, an acting lecturer and coach, and a full time Master of Arts student.