South African Actress Nomzamo Mbatha Confirms Relationship With Maps Maponyane As She Covers Cosmopolitan SA

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South African actress and TV Personality Nomzamo Mbatha is sexy on the cover of the latest issue of Cosmopolitan SA.

The actress who has been rumored to be in a relationship with media personality Maps Maponyane for 2 years now, finally confirms the rumors in the June issue of the magazine.

Speaking to Cosmopolitan magazine about Maps, Nomzamo said: “He’s (Maps) one of the smartest, most incredible human beings. And, you know… he’s hot.”

Maps Maponye and Nomzamo Mbatha
Maps Maponyane and Nomzamo Mbatha

The cover page features the South African stunner in denim shorts, paired with a white bralet and black bomber jacket with fringe details.

A couple of weeks ago, I interviewed my #WomanCrush Nomzamo Mbatha for COSMO’s June cover story. Here are 10 things I learned that you need to know about South Africa’s sweetheart that will make you love her even more.

1 She’s the most confident person you’ll ever meet. It’s the sort of self-assurance you can’t fake – but, somehow, it isn’t even the tiniest bit intimidating. She completely draws you in, and even though you just met her, she makes you feel like you’ve been BFFs for centuries.


5 She loves the beauty and strength of black girls – and she’s extremely proud to be one. Nomzamo doesn’t appreciate the qualities of black women being commodified in a way that implies black features on white women are somehow ‘more desirable’. She loves the Black Girls Rock initiative because it reminds black women that they, too, with their natural hair, thick thighs and full lips, are absolutely beautiful – all of them.

6 She’d much rather talk about women than men. Don’t ask her about her dating life – she’s not one to give any juicy details away. But ask her about her relationships with women and she can talk for hours. She’s all about that sisterly support, and she credits the women in her life for helping her on her journey to the top.

7 She’s not into makeup. Nomzamo used to get into arguments with makeup artists because she was convinced they were applying far too much. She thinks a full face a la Kim Kardashian is unapproachable – and she much prefers to be the girl next door. Her beauty tip? Stay true to great skin and emphasis of your natural features, and you’re good to go!

One final #TBT 😜 #BlackGirlMagic “She often forgets what she is worth”. #COSMOXNOMZAMO #SmartStrongSexy

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The magazine describes Nomzamo as “Strong, Smart, Sexy and In Love” and we could’t agree less.

9 She really loves Beyoncé. If a Bey song starts up, you know for a fact Nomzamo will start belting it out. Maybe it’s because Queen Bey is the epitome of that Black Girl Magic Nomzamo is famous for.

10 She was originally studying to be an accountant at UCT – and she stayed for four whole years. In her final year, she decided she was tired of being complacent, doing what was expected. She made the drastic decision to chase her dream. She entered the MTV Base VJ search, reached the Top 3, and the rest is history.

Juliet Gbemudu

Juliet Gbemudu

Creative junkie/fashion enthusiast, she captivates readers through her good command of English & the very interesting contents of her writing. Follow Juliet @fabdutchess on instagram & twitter

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