My name is Nomacebo, but you know, it’s a little difficult for some people to pronounce it properly, so my friends call me Noma. I live with my grandmother in Umlazi, and it does get tough to be honest, but things like PeacePlayers keep me going and I’ve made it so far that I’m the Head Deputy Program at my school (a type of student supervisor). Where I live, you can get exposed to lots of different talents, lots of dancers, lots of music artists, such as myself. I’m also a musician — hip hop all the way. I rap and I go by the name N. Code. But I’m always indoors, because it’s not that safe, to be honest, and there’s a lot of gun violence.
We followed up with Noma during the Games to hear about her experience in real time. Here’s what she had to say!