9 Things You Should Know About Stunning ESSENCE Festival Durban Ambassador Nomzamo Mbatha

Get to know the rising actress from South Africa who's got everyone's attention!

South African beauty Nomzamo Mbatha is the official ambassador of the 2017 ESSENCE Festival Durban, taking place this fall from September 26 to October 1.

A rising starlet in the entertainment industry, the 27-year-old actress currently has a lead role on the popular S.A. soapie, Isibaya, and has starred in two films. She is also the co-host of BET A-List, a weekly lifestyle and entertainment magazine show on BET Africa. On the modeling front, she is the face of Neutrogena South Africa, a L’Oreal Paris hair advocate, and an ambassador for both Puma South Africa and Audi. 

Simply put, she's poppin! Scroll through to get to know Nomzamo a little better with these 9 interesting facts.