Nambitha Ben-Mazwi Biography: Early Life, Education, Career, Age, Awards and Nominations

January 03, 2022

 Nambitha Ben-Mazwi - the South African Actress and Businesswoman

Who is Nambitha Ben-Mazwi?

Nambitha Ben-Mazwi, also known as LadyNam, is a famous South African actress and television personality and show host, radio presenter and businesswoman. She is popularly known for acting as Lulama on E.T.V. Telenova, Broken Vows, as Shado on Soapie Drama Scandal and her role in Happiness Ever After.

Full Name: Nmbitha Ben-Mazwi

Date of Birth: December 1st, 1998

Age: 34

Nationality: South African

Education:  Honours Degree in Business Science from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

Occupation: Actress, TV Personlity, BusinessWoman

Net Worth:   $300,000-$1,200,000.

Nambitha Ben-Mazwi

Nambitha Ben-Mazwi fondly called Nampo by her family and friends, was born on December 1st, 1988 in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, to South African parents. She joined the Eastern Cape Children’s choir at 12 and this would later provide her with the opportunities to travel around Europe with te choir

Also, Nambitha took part in musicals where she got to sing and act.

Basically, Nambitha’s love for actin and arts generally was influenced by her Uncle, late Winston Ntshona the theater performer who outstandingly performed alongside Dr. John Kani and other theater maestros.  

Nambitha Ben-Mazwi Education

Nambitha Ben-Mazwi gained her primary school education in Port Elizabeth. She completed her high school education at the Collegiate Girls Hig School. Afterwards, she furthered t earn a Diploma in Business Management at Russel Road College in Port Elizabeth.

She earned her Honours Degree in Business Science from the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 2011.

Nambitha Ben-Mazwi Career

Nambith Ben-Mazwi’s TV personality career started where she worked as an actress and broadcaster in the University of Cape Town while she was a student for Moneyeenin Lee Artists and Samantha Behardi Artists groups.

However, her professional acting career began with her starring in Mzansi Magic mystery drama series, Doubt where she played the role of Unathi Mweli, the bitchy sister to a man who was charged for the murder of a stripper.

She also played and starred as Tamara in the drama series, Black Mirror, while she was living in New York. 

In 2010, she worked as a broadcaster and was the host for the MTN FIFA Soccer World Cup.

She became the TV commercial brand lead for popular corporations such as Tecno.

Also, she starred in Beyonce’s Black is King video and music album.

She starred in Madiba, a BET hit drama where she starred alongside the famous black American actor, Laurence Fishbune.

She worked as a Social Media Executive at Brand-New Marketing in Cape Town, South Africa, for six months. In 2012, she joined the Meltwater Group as a business strategist and in 2013; she moved back to South Africa from New York.

Nambitha Ben-Mazwi in Happiness Ever After

In the same 2013, she gained a wildcard entry to the Top 11 of the reality competition Presenter Search on 3 for the audition of the three new presenters for three SABC’s flagship shows.

Also, after she returned to South Africa in 2013, she managed the Digital Marketing for Heart 104.9fm. These experiences helped her to gain the inspiration to start her own Digital Marketing Consulting and Production Company, NambithaBM Media in SouthAfrica through the start-up culture and digital marketing whose experiences she gained in New York City.

In 2016, Nambitha landed a major role in the second edition of the eKasi+ police procedural series Traffic which was also aired on

In the telenovela Broken Vows, a series that aired from 2017-2018, she starred as Lulama, an aspiring fashion designer managing the bridal couture department at Yours Truly Conepts.

In the same 2017, she played the character Nandiin the BET miniseries Madiba which aired in South Africa on Discovery Channel.

Also, in 2017, she revived her love for the media industry career after she was selected as the official host for the first ESL African Championships at the 15th annual rAge Expo hosted by Kwese.

Nmbitha starred in the SABC1 drama series, Diamond City as Benathi in 2018.

In 2019, she played a major and recurring role of the favorite female vixen, Chardonay also known as Shado on the Soapie Scandal.

She stares in How to Ruin Christmas - The Wedding, which is currently streaming on Netflix.

Nambitha Ben-Mazwi Personal Life

Nmbitha Ben-Mazwi was born into a humble family in SouthAfrica who supported her dreams from a very tender age.

She is currently single and stated that she is taking a break from dating.

She had Endometriosis, a medical condition which involves the removal of the lining of the arterial wall (womb) which was shed off and displaced out of the uterine cavity.

Nambitha Ben-Mazwi is currently single and has no children or husbands. She stated that she is taking a pause from dating.

Life has not been so fair to her as she suffered from the medical condition known as Endometriosis where the lining of the arterial wall (womb) was shed off and displaced out of the uterine cavity.

In 2020, she went in for surgery in May and came out successful.

Through her impactful roles, Nambitha Ben-Mazwi plays impactful roles as she uses her influence and platforms as an advocate for women's empowerment.

Happiness Ever After

Nambitha Ben-Mazwi Filmography

  • Black Mirror (2016)
  • Madiba (2017)
  • Diamond City (2018-2019)
  • How to Ruin Christmas (2020)
  • Dead Places (2021)
  • Happiness Ever After (2021)

Nambitha Ben-Mazwi Net Worth

The talented South African actress has an estimated net worth of $300,000-$1,200,000.

Nambitha Ben-MazwiAwards and Nominations

In 2016, Nambitha Ben-Mazwi was nominated for Glamour Woman of the Year and she was announced as the travel insert presenter on SABC.

In 2017, The Weekend Edition, 3’s, after being a finalist on SABC 3’s Presenter in previous years landed her a major role in Broken Vows which earned her two e.TV nominations for ‘Best Newcomer to the Channel’ and ‘Best Dressed.’

In 2019, she broke records as the first in media and arts to make Accenture Rising Star Awards and her company, NambithaBM got recognized among the top 5 entrepreneurs in the country.

Her act in Doubt landed her a YOU Spec favorite actress nomination and Traffic Season 2 and roles in international productions.

Nambitha Ben-Mazwi Social Media

What is Nambitha’s social media handle?

Nambitha Ben-Mazwi is on Twitter and Instagram as @ladynam_bm. She has over 400,000 followers combined.

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