Mihlali Ndamase Biography | Age, Rise To Fame, Career, Boyfriend, Scandal
Mihlali Ndamase is a popular South African YouTuber and social media influencer. She creates content about fashion and beauty because she is a professional makeup artist.
Mihlali Ndamase’s Age and Place of birth
The media personality was born on the 29th of November 1996. Mihlali’s birth was in Kokstad, Kwa Zulu-Natal in South Africa. She later went on to grow up and live in the same province.
Early Life and Education
Mihlali grew up in Kokstad, a town in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. She was raised by her grandmother, mother, and aunt. Her grandmother works as a tailor and fashion designer. Sadly, her father passed away in 2018.
Mihlali attended an all-girls boarding school in Pietermaritzburg, and then she went on to study at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits University). However, she did not finish her studies there. Instead, she enrolled at Leaders In The Science of Fashion.
Currently, Mihlali was a student at VEGA, where she is studying Brand Strategic Communication.
Mihlali Ndamase’s Rise To Fame and Career
Mihlali Ndamase is a South African YouTuber who began her channel in 2015 after watching American beauty bloggers on the site. She started making makeup tutorials
Her Instagram following helped her gain more subscribers on YouTube, where she shares makeup tutorials, vlogs, and her personality.
Mihlali Ndamase has worked with many brands as an ambassador or for marketing, including Revlon, Edgars, Benefit Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics, Bata, NYX Professional Makeup, Urban Decay, Samsung, Aldo, Veuve Cliqout, and recently Mercedes Benz SA. She has won several awards, including Glamour’s Influencer of the Year.
On top of the many brand ambassadorial deals that she has landed in her career, Mihlali has managed to start her own business. In 2021, Mihlali launched a beauty app called Malakyt which has become a helping hand to beauticians in the country and clients when locating each other.
Mihlali Ndamase’s Boyfriend and Past Relationships
Mihlali Ndamase dated Major League’s DJ Banele Mbere from 2015 to 2017. She also posted a story on Instagram congratulating F1 champion Lewis Hamilton and called him “babes”, which made people think they were dating, but she later clarified that they were just friends.
In 2022, Mihlali went public with her now boyfriend, Leeroy Sidambe. Their relationship caused a lot of stir on social media as Leeroy was rumoured to have been still married to his ex-wife Mary-Jane Sidambe. Many people called Mihlali a homewrecker, but she responded by changing her Twitter handle and adding ‘Hot Topic’ to it. The two are still in a relationship and recently celebrated their first anniversary together.
Mihlali Ndamase has had some controversy on social media, as is common for many personalities. Her fans were disappointed when she seemed to support middle-aged men dating high school girls, but they also defended her when she was criticized for talking openly about her sex life in a video. She even streamed live on Instagram to defend herself.
Mihlali Ndamase posted a video on Twitter of her walking away from a jet, and many people criticized her for it, saying that the plane was not really flying. However, the video still got 2 million views.
Mihlali Ndamase has also had feuds in the past. She defended her grandmother’s decision not to let her use public transport when she was young and criticized singer Ntsiki Mazwai for not understanding the struggles of black people.
In September 2020, Mihlali was in a car accident while moving house. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but she experienced trauma. Mihlali is known for being honest and outspoken, and this has made her popular on social media. She has also trended for her work, lifestyle, and funny tweets.
Her latest scandal is when she was accused of dating a married man. However, Leeroy publicly defended her and asked people not to attack her for loving him, which gained people’s respect.