Nomzamo Nonzwakazi Nxumalo Mbatha, commonly referred to as Nomzamo Mbatha, is a prominent South African celebrity. Currently, this gorgeous Mzansi icon holds many titles including being an actress, TV personality, model, accountant, human right activist and an entrepreneur. But who is Nomzamo Mbatha? Here is all you need to know about her.
Nomzamo first came to the limelight in 2012 when she emerged as one of the three finalists in the 2012 MTV Base VJ Search. With over 2.2 million followers on her Instagram page, it is evident that she is one of the top female personalities in South Africa to watch out for in 2019. When was Nomzamo Mbatha born? How old is she?
Nomzamo Mbatha biography
Below we take a deeper look at the celebrity's biography so that we can better understand the woman she is evolving into.
Nomzamo Mbatha profile
Born: 13th of July, 1990
Nomzamo Mbatha age: As of April 2018, she is 28 years old and will be turning 29 years old in July 2019.
Origin: KwaMashu Township, South Africa
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Actress, model, accountant, human right activist, and business lady.
Famous for: Being one of OkayAfrica 100 Women 2018 Honorees, a finalists of the MTV Base VJ Search, acting roles, and being a UNHCR ambassador
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Ms. Mbatha's early life and education
The beautiful TV queen was born and brought up in KwaMashu Township that is situated 21 kilometers Northwest of Durban in South Africa, to father Skuta Nxumalo and mother Manatuku Mbata. Ever since she was a small kid, she used to model at beauty pageants even though she expressed on her social media that her late father was not enthusiastic about it.
She was enrolled at Sihlezi Primary School, attended Bechet High School, and later joined the University of Cape Town where she pursued a degree in Bachelor of Commerce. Her specialization in the university was accounting which she successfully completed in 2018.
Who are Nomzamo Mbatha siblings?
Nomzamo Mbatha sister Carla, who was her younger sister, committed suicide in December 2014. However, she has a brother Zamani Mbatha who an actor best-known for his role in Isithembiso soap opera.
What does Nomzamo Mbatha do?
As mentioned earlier, she is a jack of many trades. Even though she was one of the finalists of the MTV Base VJ Search, she did not win but it is here that she became well known in the public domain.
In 2015, her acting profession led her to play in two soap operas namely "Tell Me Sweet Something" and "Umlilo." To add, she landed a gig in the same year to host a reality travel show dubbed "Holiday Swap" that was aired on South African Broadcasting Corporation. Other films that she has acted include The Jakes Are Missing (2015) and All about Love (2017).
Because of her exceptional talent in acting, she has brushed shoulders with some of the best known celebrities in Hollywood including Taraji P Henson who plays the role of ‘Cookie Lyon’ on Empire, Terrence J, Tiffany Haddish, and Ryan Destiny.
Besides her acting career, this icon is also a brand ambassador for various products. For instance, she was the first ever South African to become the face of Neutrogena products in 2015.
Additionally, the vivacious beauty also works in partnership with other well-known brands such as L’Oreal Paris, AUDI, PUMA and McDonalds.
Ms. Mbatha's notable achievements
In the course of her career, Ms. Mbatha has attained several worthy accomplishments, some of which we shall explore briefly. For instance, she received prestigious awards such as the Rising Star Award (2013) in the DRUM Darling award and Hot Chick of the Year (2013) in the Feather Awards. She was also acknowledged among the Okay Africa 100 women 2018 Honorees conducted by Okay Africa Digital Media. In June 2018, Forbes Africa listed Ms. Mbatha as one of the top ‘30 under 30 creatives’. Additionally, she also got to be on the cover of that issue.
In July 2018, beautiful Ms. Mbatha landed the first ever activism issue cover at Cosmopolitan owing to the amazing work she was doing at UNHCR.
Nomzamo Mbatha boyfriend
Nomzamo Mbatha and Maps Maponyane, a media personality, dated back in the days but the two parted ways in 2018 after it was allegedly reported that Maponyane cheated on her. In January 2019, Nomzamo was seen in the company of cricketer Kagiso Rabada, and as always, media blogs began speculating that the two could be romantically involved. However, the two were just seated next to each other in a yacht in Cape Town.
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In 2019, Ms. Mbatha was chosen to be a Goodwill Ambassador at the United Nations Refugee Agency.
That is all on Nomzamo Mbatha biography. She is a true definition of an all-round individual. To know what she is up to and see some of the gorgeous Nomzamo Mbatha pictures, follow her on her Instagram page.
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