An ambitious, self-starter, strategic and result-oriented, Nambitha's engaging personality and business savvy character has paved a growing global career for her. Often described as a 'serial networking', she successfully turned what was merely 2 weeks in New York City into 6 months of business leads and media achievements. Apart from her passion and role as a on/screen TV actress and presenter, she has a natural flare and passion for business strategy and marketing, which has lead various start-up entrepreneurs to work with her.
This young lady, although at a very early stage in her career, has shown great achievements in Media and Business and her intellectual curiosity drives the lasting impression she always leaves.
Born from humble beginnings in Port Elizabeth, Nambitha quickly found her way in The Arts, by being an active principal role in many Musical Productions, and at the tender age of 12, travelled all of West Europe as a touring singer performing in the most prestigious of venues.
After matriculating from Collegiate Girls College, she moved to Cape Town to complete a Business Science Honours Degree at UCT. It was at UCT where her love and discovery for media came about. In her 1st year, she hosted a Drive-time radio show on UCT Radio and quickly found her love for hosting, by landing the MTN FIFA World Cup MC gig in 2010. The natural progression into TV came about when she landed the Brandi Hair campaign as the face and voice.
After graduating with her Business Science Honours, the natural progression for her was the corporate world, where her strategic business flare and entrepreneurial spirit was furnished. "networking/holiday" trip to New York City, where her love for The Arts was revived. Needless to say, she never came back and truly hustled her way in Manhattan, where she landed a hosting gig at New York City's best Comedy Club called The Stand. She managed to achieve this, in just 2 weeks of being in the city! A job she will never forget, as she was continually surrounded by the best US comedians such as Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), Tracy Morgan, Todd Barry etc. She learnt a lot about the behind the scenes of the TV industry as she was exposed to MTV's Guy/Girl Code, David Letterman Show, etc. through Cringe Humour (CH) Entertainment.
A nerd at heart, she could not ignore the start-up culture and digital marketing hub that NYC offered, and that is where she began her independent consulting as a marketing strategist. Her proudest moment to date, was landing a guest spot on the prime time LIVE talk-show called "Viewpoint" with John Fugelsang, where she received an offer of being a return panelist. An offer she could not accept then, but she achieved her objective of being able to talk about the future of South Africa, and the legacy of Nelson Mandela to the American audience .
While her focus in Johannesburg was to take a break from presenting to be taken seriously as an actor and grow, her starring local role in the Mzansi Magic crime drama series "Doubt" landed her the coveted YOU Spectacular favourite actress nomination (awards due to take place) for her principal role of Unathi Mweli. Soon after receiving that nomination, she was surprised to be named and nominated as one of the 8 women nominated for the prestigious Glamour Magazine Woman of the year 2016. This nomination was given to her for her steady rise and achievements in the arts, media and business (nambithaBM Media).
After her year break from presenting, she has recently announced her return to TV presenting by joining the brand new SABC 3 “The Weekend Edition”, presenting team, where she is able to be her relatable bubbly self and feed her love for people. At the centre of Nambitha’s career lies her strong foundation in her Christian values, where spirituality drives her every move. A woman focused on service above self, she embarks on living a life that is centred on inspiring others, particularly children and women. She has since formalised her own media company, nambithaBM Media, and is passionate about her life motto—using her strengths in making a difference.
She remains finding her place in the local market while also engaging in global projects. She is excited about the future, and the projects she is currently working on. More so, her goal of growing a media empire and producing content is at her core of exposing African stories and talent to the world.