Nomzamo on being honored as Woman Of The Year & industry competition

She most definitely owned 2017 and it seems like 2018 will be an even greater year for Nomzamo.

By  | Dec 21, 2017, 09:19 AM


On Wednesday afternoon Nomzamo was officially crowned as Woman of The Year by British based African Magazine KOKO and she does not take this honor lightly.

During an interview on Touch HD, Nomza expressed how much of a roller coaster ride 2017 has been for her.

"It's been a very long year, yoh, lots and lots of work but my goodness, I'm good. I'm in the best spirit that I've ever been in a very long time. And I'm just ready to close this year off and I'm ready for 2018 to bring it on."

One of Nomzamo Mbatha's many highlights of the year includes her working at the annual Essence Festival which she was humbled by and enjoyed immensely.

"Wow! I've never experienced anything like it, just seeing so many people from different walks industries come through and promote their work and speak about their work is amazing. And just to see how Americans celebrate their own and you see that kind of spirit and you want to take it back home because with us, as much as there is a sense of celebrating each other, there's also too much competition. 

Healthy competition is amazing because you're able to root for people and acknowledge them, what's not good is unhealthy competition, I'm a firm believer of how everyone deserves to be where they are, don't let anybody knock your hustle." Said Nomzamo

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She went on to add that she will forever be grateful for being honored as Woman Of The Year by KOKO magazine.

"It's such a great affirmation and a great validation, of just saying that...'You're on the right path, you're doing good.'

"Anyone who is around me always says, you need to stop, you need to stop and take in the moment, and I struggle with that so this kind of validation, I took a few minutes and just really took it in because people see and people acknowledge, just to say 'keep going, we're noticing, we're saying you doing good and you deserve this.'

So I'm really excited that 2017 has been really good, so when I blow out those fireworks on the 31st I'll probably bawl my eyes out because there were so many sacrifices I had to make. I forgot about birthdays, I wasn't there for my family, sometimes days would go by without returning text messages, but for everything was worth it."  Said Nomzamo.

Congratulations Nomzamo.

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