Women’s Month this year is about celebrating powerful, resilient women who manage to persevere in the face of adversity. In challenging times, forging one’s destiny both locally and internationally isn’t a given. One woman doing just that however is Nomzamo Mbatha. It’s been a time of many personal highlights for the South African born and bred superstar actress and this year she’s celebrating her foray into the realm of global success in the spirit of Madame Clicquot.
Last month, having just celebrated her 30th birthday, Nomzamo not only signed a management deal with one of the world’s largest talent agencies, Creative Artists – laying the foundations for even greater international success. (She’ll soon be starring in Paramount’s classic “Coming to America 2”, alongside stars Wesley Snipes and Eddie Murphy.)Throughout trying times, Nomzamo also continued her work on very own ‘Lighthouse Foundation’, raising over R1.5 million. This humanitarian work aligns with her role as Global Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, leading to her inclusion on the 2018 OkayAfrica’s 100 Women honourees and the Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list.
“The best advice I can give women today is….do not listen to the naysayers, strive to persevere despite it all! Move with intention, live your truth but most importantly, live a purpose-driven life and, to remain motivated and positive, celebrate each personal highlight with a glass of champagne!”