What does empowering women mean to you? Nambitha Ben-Mazwi continues to inspire and empower through Women’s Month.
South Africa (11 August 2020) – Global Citizen Ambassador and actress Nambitha Ben-Mazwi has used a combination of her background in business and acting, to lead a continuing women’s empowerment movement calling on young girls and women to find their voice and live in purpose.
Global Citizen Canada asked Ben-Mazwi about what empowering women means to her on Women’s Day in SA.
“I feel that women’s empowerment is really looking at women who have gone before us, who have come before us, women who have achieved things that we would like to achieve, and most importantly, women who we can see ourselves in,” explained Ben-Mazwi, which she posted on Twitter.
Check out the tweet below:
— Nambitha Ben-Mazwi (@LadyNam_BM) August 10, 2020
Ben-Mazwi has not been afraid to speak out and share her own story of being teased as a young girl. She collaborated with 19-year-old Kenyan social media star Elsa Majimbo on the topic of “Being unapologetic in Your Own Skin” for her Global Citizen initiative, #SheSpeaksByLadyNam over the weekend.
Happy Women’s day to all my queens! May today not only be a reminder of our magic, but our feminity and the power we posses!
I love you all ❤️ pic.twitter.com/JePBkQK4Mz
— Nambitha Ben-Mazwi (@LadyNam_BM) August 9, 2020
The global digital series has featured Ben-Mazwi with fellow stars and friends such as Nandi Madida and Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi, and the initiative has resonated deeply with young girls and women across the world.
Ben-Mazwi was one of the talented SA actors who featured in Beyoncé’s latest visual album; Black Is King.
“Black Is King tied into my biggest passion for supporting young girls and women’s empowerment, being an advocate for ‘dark skin magic’, inspiring and supporting,” explained Ben-Mazwi.
Born in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, Ben-Mazwi has also starred in the international film Madiba (BET) opposite Laurence Fishburne in 2017 and portrayed the role of Tamara in US Netflix hit series Black Mirror.
In SA, Ben-Mazwi has acted in numerous dramas, including Mzansi Magic’s Doubt, SABC1 Diamond City, e.TV’s Broken Vows and Scandal!, as well as Mzansi Magic’s The Queen.