Nomzamo Mbatha's taking the global scene by storm with good deeds

The actress is living proof of #BlackGirlMagic at its very best!

28 March 2019 - 08:00 By Chrizelda Kekana
Nomzamo Mbatha has been shining bright next to international stars.
Nomzamo Mbatha has been shining bright next to international stars.
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If there there is one star that is shining undeniably bright at the moment and collecting accolades from all over the world, it is actress Nomzamo Mbatha and she's shared the driving force behind her unstoppable train.

The actress, who has been hogging headlines for all the right reasons, has been living her best life in 2019 with all of her good deeds speaking for itself. 

The United Nations ambassador was recently honoured by Face Africa with a Rising Star award at its 10th Annual WASH GALA in Manhattan, New York City. There she was also presented by New York State Senator Kevin S. Parker with a Legislative Resolution by the State of New York in recognition of her work. 

Face Africa is a non-profit organisation that was started in 2003 to help people from countries across Africa to build a better life for themselves. 

"My purpose is to serve. In many forms. In the art of storytelling, in the passion of giving and in my pursuit to leave my generation better than I found it," Nomzamo told TshisaLIVE. 

This accolade came just weeks after Nomzamo was honoured with the Goddess Beauty Award at the International Women of Power Awards in Los Angeles. An award she explained was about way more than just "surface" beauty.

"It means great responsibility. When we read the word 'goddess' or 'beauty' we immediately think ‘surface’ but part of my social messaging is to redefine that. Beauty is skin deep and there’s many facets to it. My responsibility’s great because I need to show little girls that you can be beautiful, smart, hardworking, slay and still keep your feet on the ground to be of service to others," Nomzamo added. 

Nomzamo has shared her life story with Mzansi and the world about how she's experienced loss and how she won against a lot of odds to be where she is today.

In retrospect, Nomzamo said she would encourage her younger self to keep going in the tough times. A letter to her ten-year-old self would be filled with affirmations that her wildest dreams would see the light of day.

While many celebrities wait until they're older before fully committing to philanthropic courses Nomzamo said for her there was nothing more fulfilling than giving back. 

"I come from a place that needs more hope than ever. It was a place created by the apartheid government to further make black people feel inferior and distanced from ‘civilisation’ having to travel miles to schools that offered better education facilities, towns that had supplies not found where we were put.

"And there are many places like mine, some in worse conditions. And so when you grow up realizing that, and seeing where the world is gravitating, it’s a necessary need and want to see yourself and people like you climbing out of it."