Siphesihle Ndaba has got it all; beauty, fame, talent, wealth, and a nice figure. From an early age, she has always had an interest in acting, and with the help and motivation of two notable women – Oprah Winfrey and her mother – who are so dear to her heart, she has been able to find her way to the top.
The 24-year-old Ndaba is undeniably one of the fast-rising South African actresses. Since she joined the cast of Gomora in 2018, she has swept so many South Africans off their feet with her outstanding talent and beauty. Although you may have known her as Mazet in Gomora, she has been in other movies and even directed a movie before all of that.
The Soweto Native is Currently 24 Years Old
Born in Soweto, on the 4th of August 1997, Siphesihle Ndaba was the first female child of her mother, following the birth of two boys. And while she is her mother’s last child of three, the narrative is not the same with her father, who had 18 children aside from Siphesihle. Ndaba grew up dealing with her father’s absence, as her mother and their grandmother raised her and her brothers.
Her mother had to work hard to feed her children and cater for their education. However, her efforts could not take care of everything as she still had to depend on subsidies from the government to ensure that Siphesihle and her brothers attended good schools. Even though she was not from a wealthy or even an average home, she has made out something from her life at a very young age.
Siphesihle Ndaba Directed A Movie At The Age Of 21
While she was still in the university, the beautiful actress Siphesihle Ndaba directed a movie called ‘Skinned’ at the National Arts Festival. The movie tells the story of the exploration and creation of joy of black females living in a country where they are marginalized.
Before becoming famous for her role in Gomora, Siphesihle Ndaba has featured in other movies like I Am An Emotional Creature directed by Coba Wilsenach, Race directed by Tisetso Mashifane, The Witches directed by Coba Wilsenach, and Vuk’ucave directed by Andrew Buckland.
She Started Playing The Role Of Mazet In Gomora At 23
In less than three months after the new crime series, Gomora debuted in March 2020, Siphesihle Ndaba already had her name on the lips and tweets of fans as their new celebrity crush. Although she had been featured in other movies before landing the role of Mazet in Gomora, that was her first role after graduating from college, and it became her breakthrough role. Playing the role of Mazet was her first major introduction to South Africans, and it made her famous.
Siphesihle’s talent has made her stand out, even though the cast of Gomora is made up of so many talented actors and actresses.
Siphesihle Ndaba attended Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy From Grade 10 To Matric
Siphesihle Ndaba was an outstanding student at school. She always made it to the top 10 students, and her academic prowess earned her admission into Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (OWLAG) from grade 10 to matric. While she was in high school, she was actively involved in music. She always took part in the school’s annual musical concert and was a part of a jazz band. She even played at Johannesburg Schools Orchestra.
Her love for music made her decide to study music at the university. However, after a conversation with someone who convinced her otherwise, she came to terms with the fact that music may not work for her. So she decided to go for a bachelor’s degree in social science.
She found it difficult to choose between arts and science, so she decided to go for a triple major in psychology, drama, and economics. One of her noteworthy achievements in school was writing and directing a production on rape culture on campus for the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown in her second year at Rhodes University.
She did her honors degree in Dramatic Arts, specializing in acting, applied, and physical theatre, and this accounts for why she is so good at bringing her movie characters to life. Siphesihle had always been interested in acting, but she decided to add economics to her majors as a plan B, just in case acting does not work for her. But from the look of things, she won’t be needing it any longer.
Siphesihle Ndaba Was About To Start Her Masters Before She Landed A Role In Gomora
So far, you can already tell that Siphesihle Ndaba is someone who takes her education very seriously. However, she has not always been that way. Even though she always made it to the list of top 10 students, she did not feel that was good enough. According to her, it was just OK, but attending the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy sparked up great interest In academics.
Attending OWLAG opened her eyes to the importance of self-improvement and allowing herself to engage in leadership positions as it also fostered self-improvement. The whole boost and energy she got from OWLAG remained with her through her days at the university. And may have contributed to making her the confident lady she is today.
She was supposed to start her master’s in art management before she auditioned for a role in Gomora. Despite not being available for the main audition because she had traveled to London on an academic travel bursary, she was given the privilege of sending her own audition on a videotape – which she did. Even in absentia, the producers of Gomora loved her acting, and when she got back from her journey, she auditioned in person, and fortunately for her, she got the role.
Who Is Siphesihle Ndaba Dating Now?
Siphesihle Ndaba is beautiful, curvy, and talented, making it difficult for anyone to believe that she is not in a relationship. Well, she is still a very young lady, so it should not surprise you to know that she may not be in a relationship with anyone as she has not revealed who she is in a relationship with. Hopefully, as years go by, she will let us into her relationship life. Meanwhile, you can follow her on social media and enjoy viewing her beautiful pictures.