Nomzamo Mbatha Biography – Boyfriend, Family and Quick Facts

Every celebrity has a unique story, one which plays out prominently in the success that they currently enjoy. For the South African star Nomzamo Mbatha, hers could be traced back to her appearance on the MTV show, MTV Base VJ Search. Notably, she was one of the three finalists in the 2012 edition of the show. And since then, she has gone on to forge a career as an actress, television personality, and model.

As an actress, Mbatha has appeared on many local films. She made her acting debut when she scored a role in the 2013 Mzansi Magic soapie, IsiBaya. She rose to prominence following her role as Moratiwa, in the 2015 romantic comedy movie Tell Me Something Sweet.

Asides acting and her various stints on TV, Nomzamo Mbatha is also a talented businesswoman, as well as a human rights activist. She has been working as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Ambassador. Learn all you need to know about the budding South African actress in the following paragraphs.

Who Exactly is Nomzamo Mbatha and How Old is She?

Although she has come to be known as Momzamo Mbatha, it was as Nomzamo Nonzwakazi Nxumalo Mbatha that the actress was born on the 13th day of July 1990. She is a native KwaMashu Township, located in the north-west of the city of Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. Growing up in KwaMashu, Mbatha spent her early years with her parents and siblings.

For her education, Nomzamo attended Bechet High School in Durban and after her graduation, she proceeded to the University of Cape Town and later, the University of South Africa to further her studies. She graduated in 2018, with a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a major in Accounting.

Mbatha admitted that she never thought she was beautiful while growing up. At the time, she said she considered herself very ugly but that she didn’t allow that to stop her from giving her dreams and inspirations a chase. It was in 2012 that the MTN Base VJ Search turned the spotlight on Mbatha’s theatrical talent and prowess, which paved way for her selection as one of the three finalists of the show

Although she didn’t win the MTV Base VJ Search, the show gave birth to the popularity she’s enjoying today. Always ready for what life brings her way, Mbatha is respected in the movie industry for often taking up challenging roles on set.

Profile summary:

Date of birth: July 13th, 1990

Age: 29 years as of May 25th, 2020

Marital status: single as of May 25th, 2020

Gender: Female

Nationality: South African

Known for: Being a finalist of the MTV Base VJ Search

Famous for: being one of OkayAfrica 100 Women 2018 Honorees, her acting roles, and being a UNHCR ambassador

Career: actress, model, accountant, human rights activist and entrepreneur

Twitter: @NomzamoMbatha

Instagram: @nomzamo_m

Details of Her Professional Career

Soon after the competition ended, Nomzamo Mbatha kicked off her acting career. She made her first film appearance, playing the role of Thandeka Zungu in the 2013 Mzansi Magic soapie, IsiBaya. Isibaya is a drama series set on the backdrop of the taxi industry, with two young lovers who are torn apart by a century-old feud between two powerful families. From a valley long divided by too little resources, the bitter feud continues in Egoli.

Two years later, she starred as Moratiwa in Tell Me Something Sweet, as well as Umlilo. Later in the same year, she started hosting a travel reality TV show called Holiday Swap, which aired on South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). Following her brilliant performances, the actress has continued to endear herself to her many fans. She also starred in The Jakes Are Missing (2015) and in 2017, she featured in All About Love.

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Last night I not only received the Rising Star Award from Face Africa but I also received the Legislative Resolution from the New York State Senator Kevin Parker in recognition of my work with Youth Development in KZN, my foundation The LightHouse that assists young people suffering from Depression, Anxiety and Suicide as well as my advocacy in highlighting the plight of our displaced brothers and sisters who are refugees. . Thank you @sarankjones for inspiring so many of us to do more for our continent, to the #WASHGala committee, we never do the work that we do for recognition but I THANK YOU DEEPLY for acknowledging my small efforts. To my big sister @wifeofmro from the very first day that we met and @khanyidhlomo brought you into my life, we have been inseparable and you have truly been a necessary light that continues to give my heart JOY! Thank you for everything. 💕❤️🙏🏾

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Her other television appearances include Lip Sync Battle Africa, The Bantu Hour, The Close Up, and The Comedy Central Roast. She has also hosted the MTV African Music Awards, The South African Movie and Television Awards, and The South African Music Awards, etc.

Nomzamo Mbatha has also recorded a few awards in her name. Some of these include Rising Star of the Year – Drums Darlings Awards (2013); Hot Chick of the Year – Feather Awards; and KOKO Magazine Woman of The Year (2017).

Meet Nomzamo Mbatha’s Family and Boyfriend

Like we earlier mentioned, Nomzamo Mbatha was born to South African parents -Manatuku Nxumalo (mother) and Skuta Nxumalo (father). Her mother worked as a teacher while nothing much is known about her father’s occupation. However, her father was said to have died in 2007. Meanwhile, Nomzamo isn’t the only child of her parents. She grew up along with her siblings – two sisters named Carla and Wendy, as well as a brother, Zamani.

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When I look at this face, it reminds me that our father was here. That we once had a dad. On earth. Walking. Breathing. Alive. Next to me. I loved you from the day uMa told me you were on the way, from when uGogo named you after me, Zamani. My responsibility on this earth has always been to give you a better life and better education. I hope uSkuta is watching and proud of the man you are growing to become. I know uManatu is. . God keep you. Because I would die without you. I’ve changed your Diapers (very stinky!) and now change your suit jackets. I hope one day I walk you down the isle and give you away to someone that is deserving of you. My prayer is that you become the best version of yourself, more than you ever imagined. Take over the world and buy me a private jet! 😏😏🤪😂 I love you so much baby brother. You give me reason to work even harder. I love you baby. Happy 21 years. Happy Birthday 🎈 @zamani_mbatha

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Just like Nomzamo, two of her siblings – Zamani and Wendy have also established themselves in the South African entertainment industry. Zamani is best known for his role in the soap opera, Isithembiso, while Wendy is known for District 9 (2009). Sadly, she lost her sister Carla, who committed suicide in 2014.

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This picture is from my 21st birthday … . My 21st birthday party was (nearly) a DISASTER. 🤮🤢… I hate birthdays but my mom convinced me to have one. 😩… anyway, cut a long story short. There was no money. Invites went out for a venue that was not even paid for nor booked LOL! 😂… and I had a lump that grew in the inside of my throat and convinced myself it was a tumor and I was dying. I know, very very dramatic. . To save my embarrassment, my sister went to the bank (the day before the party) and took out a loan for R20 000, gave me R18 000 cash to go to a hotel that had availability for their conference center and would be able to host my birthday. In the months leading up to the day she made sure I had TWO dresses, outfit change, HELLO? And had bought me these ‘Louboutins’ (I don’t think Christian Louboutin knows this design 😩😂🥶)and I had the most perfect celebration … she is my hero, my love, my best friend and my kindred spirit. The funniest woman I know and a VIRGO To the core! My first line of defense, she FIGHTS For me ON SIGHT and doesn’t even bother asking questions later lol. We sing in the lounge, me with a broom and her with a remote… BOTH ARE MIC’s ok… she is my mother’s child. And I am blessed to be loved so fiercely by this woman. . Tag your sister or brother or bestie below who comes through for you!

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The actress has been in a relationship with media personality Maps Maponyane. The pair has been together for over three years and counting. Asking if Mbatha is excited and happy in the relationship is needless because she has never shied away from showing off her superman, who she describes as ‘incredible and hot’.

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Maponyane is also in the entertainment industry, he has starred in several films including Tell Me Something Sweet. Asides acting, Mbatha’s beau also banks as a television presenter, fashion designer, speaker, model, creative and voice-over artist, philanthropist, and business entrepreneur.

See Also: What South African Soapie Actors And Actresses Earn is Unbelievable!

Quick Facts about Nomzamo Mbatha

1. Nomzamo Mbatha was raised in KwaMashu by her grandmother

2. She is currently an L’Oreal Paris hair advocate, an ambassador for both Puma Audi and South Africa, as well as the face of Neutrogena.

3. She was the host of the 2017 Essence Festival Durban.

4. Mbatha is an HIV/AIDs activist. She broke the internet sometime in July 2017, after she graced the Marie Claire South Africa naked issue to raise funds for Baphumelele Children’s Home, a home for AIDS orphans Khayelitsha, in Cape Town.

5. As a die-hard fan of African designs, Mbatha always dons African designs on international red carpets, a decision she took to promote South African designers.

6. She had a broken engagement with Khaya Mthethwa, a popular South African singer-songwriter, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and musician. She also had a failed relationship with actress Jessica Nkosi.

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