Mbali Nkosi- the flower that was meant to blossom.

19 Jun

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Mbali Nkosi- the flower that was meant to blossom.

A few years back, a dynamic talent appeared on our television screens, her name was Mbali Nkosi. She was one of those presenters who beamed a high level of professionalism with a strong sense of intelligence and pride. I had the opportunity of seeing her on the set of the series Zabalaza and I continued to watch as her stardom grew. Fast forward three years later, I brought into the studio, one of my Pan African talents​ to MassivMetro. The slot was the TakeOver, where Mbali hosted the drive time slot 15h00 to 17h00 every day. In a brief conversation in-between commercial breaks Mbali mentioned that she had studied somatology as well as business, this sparked my interest as I knew that a mogul was brewing in amongst her Instagram and live posts. I felt that I needed to highlight and share the brand that is Mbali Nkosi.

Mbali meaning flower in Zulu is a true representation of this Southern​​ African media mogul.
When they say we are coming for everything, Mbali takes the saying to another level. This powerhouse is a South African actress, presenter, singer and dancer, business owner and marketing professional, she co-owns two businesses: Azuri Beauty Salon and Hotberry Corporation.

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Where did it all begin?

During her school days, Mbali was trained through the La Gal Dance Academy​, where she learnt classical dance such as ballet, tap, modern, Spanish and drama. She later had dance lessons for hip-hop​, belly dancing and salsa. After she matriculated from Edenvale High School in 2007 she went on to study Somatology, a branch of anthropology.
Mbali started dancing for Thembi Seete in 2008, learning kwaito,reggae​e and pantsula. She toured nationally and internationally visiting countries such as Botswana, Lesotho, China, Dubai and Thailand, performing at numerous TV shows, events and concerts.
In 2010 she presented at a national road show programme for Coca Cola for the FIFA World Cup, which ran for four months and the following year was part of another road show called “Mom & Me” which encompassed singing, dancing and acting for the youth.
She has participated in various music videos for artists such as Kwela Tebza, Thembi Seete, Justin Chalice, Denim, Pascoul and L’Vovo.

Mbali, knowing that in order to succeed in the crazy world of entertainment, she needed to understand the fundamental principles of business and in 2012 she started a Business Management degree at Boston City College and pursued a marketing and sales career where she worked for Sam Mase Consulting, JTI and Kaizer Chiefs Mobile.

Mbali in her acting bloom:
In 2013 she made her screen acting debut in a minor role on the second season of the Mzansi Magic drama series Rockville, reprising her role on Season 3 in 2015.

In 2014 she had a cameo role on the SABC1 soapie Generations and played the HR lady Brenda on the Mzansi Magic soapie Zabalaza. In December that year,​ she joined the news channel ANN7 as a news anchor.
In 2015 she appeared on the fourth season of Big Brother Mzansi (the second season on the channel, subtitled “Double Trouble”) with her partner Chelsea Humfrey. They placed third on the show, lasting the full 57 days in the house.
In September 2015 she joined Nomzamo Mbatha and Anga “NaakMusiq” Makubalo as a presenter on the tenth season of the celebrity magazine show All Access Mzansi. She returned to host Season 11 in 2016.
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Mbali in her business bloom:
Alongside Sharon Khuzwayo, she founded Hotberry Corporation, a dynamic company bringing a fresh perspective to brand activations. As it​ is a company owned and run by two young black motivated females, it sets itself apart from the rest as it one of South Africa’s few black women-owned​ marketing companies. Hotberry Corporation aims to empower young talented individuals by enabling them to be part of the marketing industry and in doing so providing them with experience which will aid them in the work force.


In March of 2018, Mbali co-founded the Azuri beauty Salon, alongside her colleagues and friends, Thembi Seete and Sharon Khuzwayo.
The salon​ has been described as a space that is a secluded and serene the perfect getaway, thus encouraging their clients to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and treat themselves from the inside out with a much needed pamper session.
At Azuri the following services are offered; Manicures, Pedicures, Make Up, Eyelash Extensions, Threading, Tinting, Waxing and Massages. The beauty bar will also house AZURI COSMETICS.

Watch this space as the brand Mbali Nkosi extends to all four corners of the world, spreading her contagious and powerful blooming success.

Contact details:
Hotberry:
info@hotberrycorporation.com

Azuri Beauty Salon:
Appointments can be booked by calling the beauty bar at 065 829 5787, booking online or sending direct messages on any of our social media platforms. Clients are encouraged to visit http://www.azuribeautybar.com for all updates.

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