Nomzamo Mbatha Biography
Nomzamo Mbatha was born on 13th July 1990 in KwaMashu. She is an actress and television personality. She first came to public attention as one of the three finalists in the 2012 MTV Base VJ Search.
Nomzamo Mbatha Education Background
Undergraduate student at the University of Cape Town, Bachelors degree of Comerce in Accounting. She later left the University of Cape Town following her joining IsiBaya and she is continuing her Accounting studies at the University of South Africa (UNISA).
Secondary school student at Bechet High School
Primary school student at Sihlezi Primary School in KwaMhlanga
Nomzamo Mbatha Career in Media
In July 2012 she auditioned for MTV Base Vj search which was held at Cape Gate Shopping District, Cape Town in the Western Cape. She made it to the top 70 out of an estimated 600 hopefuls and later made it to the final 10 which later competed with the hopefuls from Cape Town and Johannesburg.In the end she made it to the final three.
In 2015 she began hosting a SABC 1 reality travel show, Holiday Swap,
Nomzamo Mbatha Acting Career
She is a cast member of Mzansi Magic Telenovela cast as ‘Thandeka Zungu’a well educated, modern city girl and the daughter of high profile taxi boss, Mpiyakhe Zungu.
In 2014 following the success and popularity of the telenovela the show was converted by Mzansi Magic into a daily soap opera.
In 2015 she was cast as a member of the romantic comedy, ‘Tell Me Sweet Something’.
In March 2015 she stared as Khwezi Mbatha on e.tv’s original drama series, Umlilo.
Nomzamo Mbatha Age
She was born on 13th July 1990.
Nomzamo Mbatha Mother
Mbatha’s mother, Manatuku is a teacher. The Sunday Sun ran a story about a woman named Elizabeth Mbatha, who claims to be her real mother. The star cleared the air in an Instagram post that read, “My mommy in the middle and my older sister @w.mbatha .. Sunday Sun ran a story AGAIN about a woman claiming to be my mother, some Lobola nonsense and curses… Dry news week. This was our reaction last night.”
Nomzamo Mbatha Sister
She lost her older sister in 2009.
Nomzamo Mbatha Boyfriend
She was romantically involved with 2012 Idol South Africa winner, Khaya Mthethwa. They late broke up on allegation of Nomzamo cheating but she later brushed off the rumours saying that all those stories were false and had been fabricated.
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Nomza Mbatha Interview
Source: The Guide Online Magazine
Whos Nomza Mbatha as an actor, can we get a bit of background on your TV career?
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Nomzamo Mbatha: My first break in the industry came when I became a finalist on the MTV Base VJ Search in 2012, I was then discovered by a production company to star in a soapie called Isibaya. From then on I have starred in a drama series, Umlilo and recently shot a movie called Tell Me Sweet Something, due out 18 September
Who had the most influence on your career?
Nomzamo Mbatha: My own intuition
Have you always wanted to be an actress?
Nomzamo Mbatha: Not really. It is a love that I discovered along the way.
Which role/character would you like to play in future?
Nomzamo Mbatha: The role of a woman. That would be fun. However if I got the opportunity to play Queen Nandi, my life would be made!
How would people in your inner circle/family describe you?
Nomzamo Mbatha: They would say I laugh too much, and that I’m too kind for my own good.
Where would you like your acting career to go? What are your long term goals in acting or otherwise?
Nomzamo Mbatha: I would love to work on more international stuff but more so produce and direct films.
What was the hardest lesson the media industry has taught Nomzamo?
Nomzamo Mbatha: That the media will build you up only to try and break you (down) eventually.
Most memorable experience and embarrassing moment in your acting career?
Nomzamo Mbatha: Memorable.. Kicking ass in scenes.
Embarrassing.. Haven’t had that so far.
Is Nomzamo a musical person, which one are you a fanatic or encyclopaedia?
Nomzamo Mbatha: I’m very musical. Definitely Encyclopaedia
You recently hosted a show called Holiday swap? How was it? And what is your Favourite holiday destination?
Nomzamo Mbatha: It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Truly life-changing. I would love to go to Bora Bora
Did you play any sports when growing up? And do you currently play any sports?
Nomzamo Mbatha: I never played any sports. I was an academic.
What’s the one sport you wouldn’t mind trying out?
Which sport would you like to see more women partake in?
Nomzamo Mbatha: Rugby
Which has been your favourite character that you have performed?
Nomzamo Mbatha: Umlilo- Khwezi
Who is your favourite actor or actress?
Nomzamo Mbatha: Meryl Streep. She is sheer brilliance
With such a busy schedule how do you manage to stay in great shape? What is your Secret please do share with us?
NM: I’m obsessed with Pilates. It does a body good!!!
On a personal note, as your philanthropic work is visible, and juggled between your hectic schedules. What motivates it?
Growing up with not much and going through life wanting to save the world. I share a deep connection with those who lack. So I put pressure on myself to do the most that I can.
Are you working on any current projects?
NM: Yes. Trace Sports Stars, every Friday 9PM. Isibaya on Mzansi Magic, everyday 8:30PM,
The movie: Tell Me Sweet Something, out 18 September.
The funny trailer of TELL ME SOMETHING SWEET
Anything in the immediate future we could except besides presenting?
NM: A BIG international campaign due to be announced soon
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