Nambitha Ben-Mazwi is the latest addition to #Scandal's cast, and while her character, Shado, isn't exactly about empowering women, she's all for representing black girl magic in her personal capacity.
Being dark-skinned in the entertainment industry can cause many obstacles, but Nambitha says she learned how to use her strengths to her advantage, even if others saw it as weaknesses.
Nambitha knew what she wanted to accomplish, and did not give up.
"I knew my strengths but more than that I had a strategy of what to do with my career. So I focused on building a reel, to avoid the common practice of being typecast. I also diversified my portfolio and one of the ways was doing campaigns, I know my market and my appeal and I stand for African black girl magic always". Said Nambitha.
According to Reports, Nambitha used to be bullied for being darker when she was younger.
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