Multi-award winner Nambitha Ben-Mazwi takes the lead in the thrilling new Showmax Original series, Empini. Set in the dangerous world of private VIP security, this action-packed drama promises to keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Joining Ben-Mazwi is three-time SAFTA winner Siyabonga Thwala, adding even more star power to the show.

From being named Hot Chick of the Year at the Feather Awards to being recognized as the Most Stylish Performing Artist in Film/TV at the SA Style Awards, Nambitha Ben-Mazwi has carved a name for herself in the industry. Known as Lady Nam among her fans, she has wowed audiences with her performances in various popular shows. Her role in Empini marks a new chapter in her already illustrious career.

In Empini, Ben-Mazwi portrays the character of Ndoni Themba, a troubled private security bodyguard in search of answers. The intensity of the role pushes Ben-Mazwi to new heights as she delves into the complex emotions of her character. Opposite her is Siyabonga Thwala, who plays Khaya Bhodoza, Ndoni’s mentor and a prominent figure in the world of business and politics. The dynamic between the two leads promises to be a highlight of the show.

Ben-Mazwi reveals that portraying Ndoni Themba has been her most physically demanding role yet. Drawing on her experience as a Muay Thai fighter, she brings authenticity to the action sequences in the series. To fully embody the character, Ben-Mazwi has undergone rigorous training, changed her diet, and focused on strength training. The dedication she brings to the role is evident in every scene.

Audiences can catch Empini on Showmax starting from 23 May 2024, with two new episodes dropping every week. Join the conversation online using the hashtag #EmpiniShowmax to share your thoughts and reactions to the series. With a stellar cast, gripping storyline, and high-octane action, Empini promises to be a must-watch for fans of South African drama.

Nambitha Ben-Mazwi‘s role in Empini showcases her versatility as an actress and her commitment to pushing boundaries in her craft. With a strong cast, engaging plot, and adrenaline-pumping action, the show is set to captivate audiences and establish itself as a new favorite on Showmax. Don’t miss out on this exciting new series that promises to redefine the standards of South African television.