Up Close And Personal With Ntando Duma | People Magazine

Up Close And Personal With Ntando Duma

You’ve seen this local bubbly and talented beauty on Sistahood, Craz-e and Shizniz to name but a few, but do you really know what Duma Ntando is all about? We connected with the stunner and had a lovely catch-up.

Paint a picture about your upbringing and background for those who may not know.

I was born in Soweto and grew Grew up at Orange Farm. I wasraised by my mother and grandmother. My father left when I was 3 and he died in 2008. I then moved to Sandton in 2011 to move in with my aunt.

How has your life changed since winning the Craz-e presenter search?

I still can’t believe it. I knew I was going to be a star but I still can’t believe that I’m doing it!

What is the greatest lesson that you have learnt since living the celebrity lifestyle?

Can I just say this industry is so fake and so small? Do what you are here to do because it just takes one mistake and you are out. When you are raised good and proper, it’s all about discipline. This industry will humble you.

What inspires your fashion taste and style?

I just wear what I’m comfortable in and what suits me.

We love how you rock the bald look! Is that your official trademark?

It happened by mistake, hey. My hairline was not working at all so I shaved it off. I’m going to keep it this way for as long as possible.

We love your energy and passion! You’re on Craz-e, Frenzy, Sistahood and Shizniz. Where to next?

From Craz-e to the world and the moon. I’m currently on Rhythm City but I’m all about ambition. I’m for the life of making moves and going big.

What is your message to young-hopefuls who dream of making it big with TV presenting?

Discipline – I was raised that way and I stick to it. Be disciplined, dedicated and determined. It’s not about being famous, popping bottles, and partying.

Do you have a special someone at the moment?

No. Honestly, I feel it would be selfish for me to have a boyfriend because right now, I’m all about my work and career. A boyfriend is a luxury that I do not have time for. Ain’t nobody got time for that!


What other projects or organisations are you involved with currently?

Inspire A Teen SA. It’s a foundation that I started back in 2010 and what we aim to do is give back to the community. We donate matric dresses to Kwa Bhekilanga Secondary School in Alex, Sandton. We collect the dresses from Spectacular, designers etc. and we send them to the school. I’m also involved in motivational talks with young people at schools as well as in my community.

Where can people keep up with you?

On my social media platforms.

Twitter & Instagram: @dumantando
Facebook: Ntando Duma [Please beware – there are 3 fake accounts out there in my name]




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