The full biography of SA entrepreneur and actress Nambitha Ben-Mazwi

Nambitha Ben-Mazwi (born 1 December 1988) is a South African actress and business scientist best known for her role as Lulama on Broken Vows. She is also well-known for her role as Shado on etv’s Scandal. She also appears in Netflix shows such as Queen Sono, How to Ruin Christmas, and many others.

Biography of Nambitha Ben-Mazwi

A picture of South African Actress Lady Nam full name Nambitha Ben-Mazwi
A picture of South African Actress Lady Nam full name Nambitha Ben-Mazwi

Full name: Nambitha Ben-Mazwi
Known as: Lady Nam
Date of birth: 01 December 1988
Present age: 34 years (2022- latest)
Place of birth: Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Education: UCT (Business Science)
Height: 1.6m [1]
Occupation: Actress, Business Science Graduate
Known for: Shado on etv’s Scandal! Lulamz from Broken Vows
Net worth: $500k-$1 million range (estimates)
Nationality: South African

Nambitha Ben-Mazwi childhood

Nambitha Ben-Mazwi is a South African actor and television personality best known for her roles as Shado on the etv soapie drama Scandal and Lulama on the telenovela Broken Vows. She was born on December 1, 1988, in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape.

Nambitha Ben-Mazwi Education

Collegiate Girls High School was where Nambitha Ben-Mazwi went to school. She relocated to Cape Town after graduating from Collegiate Girls High School to pursue her Honours Degree in Business Science at the University of Cape Town.


Unathi Mweli, played by Nambitha Ben-Mazwi, made her television debut. In the Mzansi Magic mystery thriller Doubt, the sassy sister of a guy arrested for the death of a stripper. In the drama series Black Mirror, she portrayed Tamara. While living in New York, based on the UK series of the same name.

A picture of Lulama from Broken Vows played by Nambitha Ben-Mazwi
A picture of Lulama from Broken Vows played by Nambitha Ben-Mazwi

She was a wildcard entry in the Top 11 of the reality show Presenter Search on 3 in 2015. Thousands of contestants auditioned for the position of one of three new presenters for three of SABC3’s flagship shows.

Nambitha Ben-Mazwi on her Netflix career

HHer resume and credits are extensive; she’s appeared in so many local productions that it’s difficult to keep track of them all. She’s also appeared in six other Netflix productions. In the process, he created history being the first South African actor to do so.

Nambitha also played Shado on Scandal etv.
Nambitha also played Shado on Scandal etv.

“I am basking in the glory right now. This show is woven in so many secrets and suspense, you think you know but then there’s another twist. This Linda role is different, it is something you have never seen me play. It’s going to be a shocker for a lot of people, I had to tap into a side of me I never knew I had.”

She stars along side Oros Mampofu and Jesse Suntele. Moreover, she said working with them has been a great experience.

“The cast was everything I needed, I’ve one bad experience on a production but this was one was amazing. We’re family and we pray together. We talk each other out of certain issues, we were on set for three months and we have chemistry. It was a ball of fire on set.”

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Nominations and awards

She was nominated for Glamour Woman of the Year in 2016. And was named the travel insert presenter on SABC 3’s The Weekend Edition after previously being a finalist on SABC 3’s Presenter. Furthermore, In 2017, she played the lead in eTV’s prime-time telenovela, Broken Vows. For which she received two eTV nominations for ‘Best Newcomer to the Channel’ and ‘Best Dressed.’

Net worth

While we don’t know her actual net worth. Estimates suggest that the actress is worth at least around $500k to $1 million. Which converts to R7.5 million to R15 million. A very big range estimate but that’s what the data currently suggests.

Nambitha Ben-Mazwi in the entrepreneurship world

Nambitha is also an entrepreneur
Nambitha is also an entrepreneur

While most only know her as an actress or model. In 2019 Nambitha saw herself breaking boundaries as the first in media and arts to make the Accenture Rising Star awards (her company NambithaBM Media) recognized as the top 5 entrepreneurs in the country. Amongst other top CEO’s.


Nambitha Ben-Mazwi is 160cm tall. Or 5’3″ which is pretty standard height for a South African woman.

What is her Instagram?

Ben-Mazwi is on Instagram and her official handle is @ladynam_bm. As
Ben-Mazwi is on Instagram and her official handle is @ladynam_bm.

Nambitha Ben-Mazwi’s on Instagram and her official handle is @ladynam_bm. As for her presence on other social media platforms. Not much is known about that really except a few Facebook pages of which none is officialized. Moreover, Nambitha is also on Twitter as @Lady_Nam_BM.