Why we love Thando Thabethe

Thando Thabethe  is a South African actress, radio DJ, television host and the first ever African brand ambassador for Nivea.

Born and raised in Johannesburg, Thando was not afraid to chase her dreams until they became a reality, she has since established herself a a force in the entertainment industry, having hosted some of the biggest awards ceremonies in the country,namely the South African Music Awards and the South African Film and TV awards, also bagging the title of first female to host a drive time show on 5FM.


Thando started the #MakeItStop campaign. She witnessed her mom being beaten by her father for most of her childhood. and the #MakeItStop campaign was, in a way, a tribute to both her mom and dad, A tribute to her mom for soldiering through it, for coming out stronger and harder, and to her dad for what was his biggest flaw and ultimately led to his death by suicide.

Thando is strong and beautiful ,and here are 3 other reasons why we love her.

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  • We love how she turned tragedy to triumph, helping other women experiencing domestic violence to speak up and get their voices heard. She turned a seemingly rough situation to a movement that is saving lives and changing stories.
  • Thando is Uber stylish. You can notice that in her unconventional yet elegant style and trends. And her hair. Oh my. She takes them to another level entirely.
  • We love how she shatters glass ceilings and blazes trails for others to follow. I mean, being the first ever brand ambassador for Nivea and the first female to host the drive time show on 5FM.

Being the first to charge a course always lasts. We love Thando and we’re always here to cheer her on.

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