- Nomzamo Mbatha has been in America working on a Hollywood film with co-stars Eddie Murphy and Garcelle Beauvais
- She hasn't forgotten her roots and made a return to South Africa to attend the Joburg Film Festival
- The lovely actress talked about her time in the US and what she got up to there
Actress and humanitarian, Nomzamo Mbatha, has spent a lot of time in America, working on Coming to America 2 with Eddie Murphy and Garcelle Beauvais.
She's returned to Mzansi and made a spectacular entrance at the Joburg Film Festival with an opening monologue accompanied by a fleet of drummers.
Nomzamo talked about how important Johannesburg is for artists.
"Joburg is literally the heartbeat of South Africa, not taking away from my hometown (Durban) which has its own character and texture - but Joburg is where everybody comes to pursue their dreams. This is where dreams are born, pursued you push through any ceiling you think Joburg has, and sadly this is also where some dreams die.
"Joburg means all of those big and incredible and small things where you build a home and a family out of this city. So there is no way that a Joburg Film Festival could not exist because this is where we come to pursue the big lights, it's literally the Hollywood of South Africa and possibly Africa as a whole."
Briefly.co.za gathered from News24 that she also discussed what she was doing in America. She's making her dreams come true.
"I was filming Coming to America, and that's all I can say at the moment. Relocating to the States was a huge step for me, and being able to make a life for myself and chase the Los Angeles lights, but most importantly it's the representation of myself and my dream for myself that I always had."
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