Nomzamo Mbatha Shines Bright: Triumph at Cultural and Creative Industry Awards

Nomzamo Mbatha Shines Bright: Triumph at Cultural and Creative Industry Awards

Nomzamo Mbatha, the acclaimed actress and devoted humanitarian, triumphed at the prestigious Cultural and Creative Industry Awards (CCIA), clinching two notable accolades. The event, held over the weekend at Johannesburg’s esteemed Sandton Convention Centre, witnessed Mbatha’s stellar achievements being duly recognized.

Among her impressive wins, Mbatha secured the esteemed title of Best International Act, proudly representing South Africa on the global stage. Additionally, she was honored with the coveted Special Minister’s Award, alongside the recognition for Outstanding Television Drama for her remarkable portrayal in “Shaka Ilembe.”

Stepping beyond her stellar performances on screen, Mbatha took on the role of producer for “Shaka Ilembe,” a captivating biographical portrayal of the legendary African king. The series, which debuted to critical acclaim last year, garnered widespread attention for its compelling narrative tracing the king’s journey from infancy to sovereignty.

Despite her remarkable success, Mbatha humbly admitted to feeling somewhat unaccustomed to receiving such accolades, expressing her gratitude to all those who have supported her artistic endeavors. In a heartfelt message shared on her Instagram, the former “Isibaya” star conveyed her deep appreciation for the recognition bestowed upon her by her own people.

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Reflecting on the significance of being celebrated within her homeland, Mbatha expressed overwhelming gratitude towards the Department and Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr. Zizi Kodwa, as well as the esteemed jury of the CCIA. She acknowledged the profound impact of their acknowledgment of her work, underscoring the importance of being honored within her own cultural context.

Mbatha, whose talents have also graced international productions such as “Coming to America,” recently added to her accolades with a prestigious Forbes award for her contributions to the entertainment industry. Amidst the whirlwind of success, she remained grounded, cherishing each moment and vowing to savor the profound sense of fulfillment that accompanies such achievements.

As she continues to captivate audiences both at home and abroad, Mbatha’s unwavering commitment to her craft and her enduring dedication to uplifting her community serve as a testament to her status as a multifaceted talent and a beacon of inspiration for aspiring artists everywhere.

Makhosini Mpofu

Experienced Co-Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the automotive industry. Skilled in Marketing Management, Negotiation, Business Planning, Operations Management, and Analytical Skills. Also the Music & Entertainment Reporter with My Afrika Magazine.

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