Nomzamo Mbatha's taking the global scene by storm with good deeds
The actress is living proof of #BlackGirlMagic at its very best!
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."
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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 @face.africa 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. 💕❤️🙏🏾