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South African Actress, Nomzamo Mbatha Bags International Award

The International Women of Power (IWOP) Awards honoured Isibaya actress Nomzamo Mbatha with the Goddess Beauty Award for her contribution to the entertainment industry.

Although the name of the award seems as though it is concerned with physical appearance, it actually goes beyond that.

According to the Diaspora Dialogues, who are the organisers of the ceremony, the IWOP Awards seek to “honour and celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of global women who are trailblazers and trendsetters inspiring black girls and women”.

Nomzamo was the perfect candidate for this award because she is well-known for her humanitarian work as she took on the role as the newest goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) earlier this year.

The actress attended the ceremony at the Marina del Rey Marriott in Los Angeles, California this past Saturday.

She took to Instagram to express how surreal the whole experience felt.

“And so here she is with dust on her feet knowing both victory and defeat, still standing. Still here. There are moments in my life when I want to pinch myself. Is this real? Is this real? Oh my God… it is. Yesterday I received an International Women of Power Award and I am so grateful and honoured. Thank you to Diaspora Dialogues for my Goddess Beauty Award,” the 28-year-old actress said.

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Other winners include comedienne Tiffany Haddish, who bagged the entertainment roar award, as well as the first lady of Sierra Leone, Fatima Maada Bio, who walked away with the warrior award.

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