DO meet screen siren Nam­bitha Ben-mazwi

From man­age­ment con­sul­tant to ac­tress, Nam­bitha Ben-mazwi’s star is on the rise.

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If you haven’t taken note of her yet, you will soon. Ac­tress Nam­bitha BenMazwi, 27, has a lead role in the TV drama Doubt, presents in­serts on SABC 3’s Ex­presso, and ap­pears in the UK series Black Mir­ror and the minis­eries Madiba along­side Lau­rence Fish­burne.

Born and raised in Port El­iz­a­beth, Nam­bitha stud­ied Busi­ness Sci­ence at the Univer­sity of Cape Town.

“But I loved drama as a child and the me­dia bug bit in my first year, when I worked on the cam­pus ra­dio sta­tion and landed an MC gig with MTN dur­ing the 2010 FIFA World Cup,” she says.

In 2012, af­ter a year of work­ing as a man­age­ment con­sul­tant, Nam­bitha re­signed from the cor­po­rate world and went to visit a friend in New York. That two-week trip turned into a six-month stay dur­ing which time she worked as a host­ess at a com­edy club called The Stand and be­came ex­posed to the TV in­dus­try.

Back home in SA, Nam­bitha ran dig­i­tal mar­ket­ing for Heart 104.9FM, ap­peared in sea­son two of etv’s Traf­fic! and made it to the fi­nals of the Top Billing Pre­sen­ter Search.

Next up for the star? “I want to grow my me­dia com­pany, nam­bithabm Me­dia, share African sto­ries and tal­ent with the world, and main­tain my pres­ence as an ac­tress,” she says.

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