nomcebo mabandla

She’s an extrovert, outspoken, talented, has a bubbly personality, and is driven by life. She was born in Mpumalanga Province, at a small town called Barberton but then moved with her family to Mbombela. Her father’s death was a traumatic experience, but inspired her to work even harder, and focus on her future. During her primary and high school years, Nomcebo used to love participating on activities that involves: Reading, storytelling, public speaking, debates and speech contest which made her realize that she was born to be a speaker and a great story teller. She’s very passionate and intrigued by the Arts, more especially the way it blend so perfectly with the media. She then decided to broaden her knowledge more to another level, in order to understand how this two correlate. Nomcebo enrolled for a degree in Bachelor of Social Science in Media and Cultural Studies majoring in Drama and Media Studies at the University of Kwazulu Natal (2005-2008) and completed her BA (Hons) degree in Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University in 2009. Nomcebo performed in a theatre production by Gcina Mhlophe “Kwa-Mandina” (2008). In 2016, she took a 6 month Acting workshop, through the Indigo View acting Academy where she was trained by industry gurus such as : Pamela Nomvete; Fiona Ramsay; Louise Saint Clare; Karin Van der Laag; James Cairns; Craig Morris and Steven Feinstein. During training, she performed a piece called ‘The Hair Piece’ taken from the play “Coloured Museum”–for the role of Janine under the “One Night Only” production (2016). Due to her love for broadcasting, in (2013) she worked on SABC-Radio - ‘Ligwalagwala Fm’ as a junior content/radio producer for a shows that are broadcasted weekly called” Kusile Mzansi-a Breakfast show” and a woman’s show called “Tfokomala Nami”. Nomcebo believes that life is about having a dream, taking risks and meditating about the future.

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