The Johannesburg-born and Eswatini-raised actress, performer and model, Nkosisphile Matsebula, prepares to take New York by storm at the world’s biggest talent convention after making her commercial debut as the lead artist in a cinematic Darling Hair advert, airing throughout Africa. The Model Camp SA alumni has been selected alongside fellow African artisans to represent her country and continent at the annual International Modelling and Talent Association convention (IMTA) taking place 17-21 July 2022 in New York, travelling with CEO and chairperson of 33 and Me Talent Agency, Elsubie Verlinden.
Upon consistently sharpening her craft, the 20-year-old actress is eager and ready to take a big bite out of the Big Apple. Sparked by her outstanding performance at The International ARTS Talent Showcase where Nkosisphile was handpicked by former Co-President of Ford Models Joey Hunter, known for previously representing models like Naomi Campbell and Brooke Shields along with Casting Director of Tyler Perry Studios Rhavyn Drummer, Singer-Songwriter Nate Butler and Blaze Johnson from The Voice to attend IMTA. Where she will perform, compete, and learn amongst as well as from the global cream of the crop in the epicenter of artistry. Nkosisphile embarks on leaving her South African and Swazi footprint on the global stage.
Following her involvement in musicals Footloose and Hairspray, the workshopped festival play Choices, and the annual DAM (Drama/Dance Art Music) evening performances: SA theatre– Woza Albert, 3 Workshop ensemble pieces (Uplands College). From starring in a Vintage Fashion film (for Lindsey and Lenny Vintage), to featuring in the Iconic non-alcoholic gin commercial, Kalend online retail store, the cover of Monday Magazine, the Kloof hotel and Lion Roars Hotels’ pages. Nkosisphile briefly focused on gaining experience as a crew member in Theatre is Dead and Sizwe Bansi is Dead at UCT(University of Cape Town). Post attending Model Camp SA and IMTA Bootcamps, her calibre of skill and talent earned her a scholarship to AMDA Los Angeles to take her knowledge and training to new heights.
“One of the most talented actresses and dancers to come out of Africa.” States senior booker Kayle Jenniker in a recommendation. Whilst director Hallie Haller acclaims her as “One of the most naturally magnetic on-screen talents I’ve been privileged to witness” on a recent media post but the actress cites the Zulu proverb that “A tree is known by its fruits” and allows her work to speak for itself.
Nkosisphile is additionally involved in climate change activism and veganism, and visual arts. Her journey can be followed via Instagram, Facebook and TikTok @ms.mastebula