Amamkele Qamata is a 22-year-old fast-rising South African actress who plays Buhle on Gomora. Buhle is among the best upcoming female actors in South Africa.Amamkele has her own credits, having starred in “Gomora,” “Rhythm City,” “My Perfect Family,” and “Commandos: The Mission.” She scored her first major magazine feature alongside Pearl Thusi in the March edition of Cosmopolitan SA Magazine as one of the rising stars to watch.
Amamkele was born on the 2nd of September 1998 in the Eastern Cape village of Cala in the Sakhisizwe municipality. In 2016 the star actress relocated to Johanessburg to pursue her acting career. Amamkele attended The Reddam House School in the Eastern Cape. Ama is enrolled at the University of Cape Town studying Theatre and Performance. But however, she has currently suspended her studies after landing a lead role on, ‘Gomora.’ She is the lead actress in “Blood & Water.”
She is one of the leading actresses on Netflix’s second African original series Blood and Water. The executive producer from Blood and Water handpicked her for her current role on Gomora.
What sparked her interest in acting?
Most actors in Hollywood, like Drew Barrymore and Kyla Pratt, started as child actors, and they have become successful even in their adulthood. Ama is following the same path, having portrayed her acting skills in her primary school. She starred as Snow White in a school play, and the performance was so good that teachers and students alike gave her a standing ovation. Since then, Ama knew she could carve a career out of her talent.
She has put her studies on hold
Thanks to an early start to her acting career through school plays, Ama joined the University of Cape Town to study theater and performance after completing her education at Reddam House School. Even before getting her degree and becoming a professional actor, Ama booked a role in “Gomora,” thus put her studies on hold to film in Johannesburg. In the series, the actress plays Buhle Ndaba, daughter of Thati Ndaba, who rose from a humble background to become a trophy wife and socialite. The series was released in March 2020.
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She was handpicked for her role in “Gomora.”
Angelina Jolie once handpicked several men who were up-and-coming actors to cast in her movie “Unbroken.” Quentin Tarantino also handpicked the late Luke Perry because he felt he would be perfect for a role in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” That being said, directors usually know which actor will best bring out the character they have in mind, and that was the case with Kutlwano Ditsele. According to Dispatch Live, Ditsele, the executive producer of “Gomora” had worked with Ama in “Blood & Water” where he was the casting director. He, therefore, handpicked her for the role of Bhule in the series.
She is already attracting endorsements
It is no secret that Ama Qamata has a body that most women would be jealous of and one that would make men turn heads. She also does not mind flaunting it on her Instagram with skimpy bikinis, crop tops, and short dresses.
Well, if she was looking for attention, she got it because on one of her Instagram posts, Sandwater Swimwear said they would love to work with her as their brand ambassador and she could DM them if she was interested. Sandwater Swimwear is based in Australia, providing swimwear and clothing for the ideal summer look.
Amamkele Qamata comes from a close-knit family
Love is expressed in the little things we do for our loved ones, and Amamkele could not hide her joy in having her family go to her to celebrate her birthday. She posted on Instagram that during her 21st birthday, she was in Cape Town shooting “Blood & Water,” but that did not stop her family from being with her on her special day. They flew from Johannesburg to Cape Town and surprised her. Though she was caught off guard, Ama was so excited to have them that she did not mind being seen with a face mask.
She has an eye for fashion
Besides her flawless skin and petite frame, Ama could be a good stylist. She has a taste for designer clothes and knows how to look great in them. The star actress once set the internet ablaze with a Louise Boni Clothing line green dress.