Nambitha Ben-Mazwi is the latest addition to #Scandal's cast, and while her character, Shado, isn't exactly about empowering women, she's all for representing black girl magic in her personal capacity.
Gorgeous actress, Nambitha Ben-Mazwi, is all in for representing African black girl magic. She's always fighting for the struggles of dark-skinned young women and girls.
Being darker skinned in the entertainment biz can cause many obstacles, but Nambitha says she learned how to use her strengths to her advantage, even if others saw it as weaknesses.
Nambitha knew what she wanted to accomplish, and did not give up.
I knew my strengths but more than that I had a strategy of what I wanted to do with my career. So I focused on building a reel, to avoid the common practice of being typecast.
I also diversified my portfolio and one of the ways was doing campaigns. I did a lot of Pan-African campaigns, I know my market and my appeal and I stand for African black girl magic always.
According to a report by TimesLIVE, Nambitha was bullied for being darker when she was younger.
Briefly.co.za gathered that this is why she started the #SheSpeaks campaign. She wants to show young girls that even if they have to fight harder, hard work will earn them their credit.
I’m all for women empowerment and I have this movement meant to help women. #SheSpeaks by Lady Nam is an ever-growing movement and it represents what I stand for.
It is about having confidence no matter the colour or shade of your skin, your background or circumstance. It is about having a voice and using it.
Nambitha's latest role as Shado in Scandal is set to cause many waves. Shado is not as much about empowering young women as she is about making money off them - something that is quite the opposite of Nambitha.
She's doing a great job so far, and Scandal fans love her already, even if she's being a bad influence.
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