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Pamela Nomvete


Pamela Nomvete was born in Ethiopia.  She graduated from the Welsh College of Music and Drama and worked in England for some years before immigrating to South Africa in 1994.  She gained noterity in the South African soap opera Generations.  Her character Ntsiki Lukhele was so convincing that she was slapped in the face for it by someone in a restaurant because they didn’t like her character! The role won her a Duku Duku Best Actress award.

Pamela also won the Best Actress award for her role in Raisin in the Sun. She was also nominated for Best Actress for The Good Woman of Sharkville, an adaptation of Brecht’s Good Woman of Sechuan. Pamela shared the stage at The Market Theatre with John Kani and Nthati Moshesh in Nothing But The Truth.

Her lead role in Zulu Love Letter brought her more Best Actress awards.  She played a journalist attempting to come to terms with her past while trying to reconcile with her daughter.  Pamela fought to get the role just she could play a strong African woman.

Pamela also played the role of Martine, Augustin’s (Idris Elba) girlfriend in Sometimes In April


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10 Responses to “Pamela Nomvete”

  • maddogg says:

    July 28th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    she is such a strong woman. not so many of us can be slapped on the face for a role in a play and turn the other cheek. i adore her. she reflects a true african woman personality- endurance. not that i support the humiliation and pain inflicted on her though!

  • Likeleli says:

    September 15th, 2010 at 9:35 am

    hi Pamela,

    just love you (as an actress)

    fell in love with your acting as Ntsiki Lukhele……….

    just wondered where you had gone to and only just realised the amount of work you have been doing.

    sky’s the limit!!!

  • Dario says:

    June 17th, 2011 at 10:26 am

    My dear friend, how bright ur light shines! Love always, Dario..

  • Harry says:

    December 27th, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    You like it or not, she’s one of the greatest talents to have come out os Mzansi, she’s in a class of her own!!

  • Kagiso says:

    February 8th, 2012 at 5:59 am

    Most favoured professional artist ever.
    Love her acting and missing her on our small screens. Come back, we miss u badly!

  • Moyaze Nyati says:

    September 14th, 2012 at 2:09 am

    Pamela you`re the best and hope you´ll alweys be. go on sister.

  • khosie says:

    September 17th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    excited to see your in corrie.It reminded my days in Africa watching Generations with my family

  • London says:

    September 19th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Well done Pamela I was excited to see u on corrie, well done

  • Mveli Phumlani Mthembu says:

    January 17th, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Well done Pamela you are the best i really loved your role as Ntsiki Lukhele in are making us proud in the continent especial in South Africa.keep it up.

  • phindile mzobe says:

    April 6th, 2014 at 5:13 am

    You’re the best most eloquent black actress and you’re so millitant and show confidence to those who look down on women yo departure from generation has down sized the viewers hence you kept the vibe and curiosity of the show


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