From A Humble Maid To An Honorary Doctor – Lillian Dube’s Story

Next week will see Lillian Dube awarded a DTech (Honoris Causa) endorsements Drama and Film Production by the Tshwane University of Technology.

This is for her body of work that spans over 30 years.

Before achieving showbiz fame, Lillian had worked as a tea lady in a furniture factory. She later also worked as a credit clerk for retail stores.

In part TUT said: “The honorary degree is based on your contribution to the broad field of the Arts in particular and social causes in general.”

Lillian was evidently humbled by the gesture.

“I feel like I could wake up my late mother, she said to me while growing up that whatever work you do, do it diligently. She said even if you sweep the floors, make people want to know who did the great work. I have taken that lesson with me all my life. Whatever I do, I do wholeheartedly and these are the fruits.”

Lillian has been in a number of television dramas and comedies such as being Baratang in Mopheme, and as Sister Bettina in Soul City. She is currently one of the stars of SABC3 comedy Taryn and Sharon.


Written by southhow

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