Maria Nepembe – Namibian model

– fashion model, actress, radio presenter, mentor and MC

By Zenao Angula

Mariah Nepembe become famous as a model, appearing on billboards, and taking centre stage on the runway. She established herself among the top most recognised and in-demand runway models in Namibia.

Born on 4 October 1988, Mariah hails from Ondangwa in northern Namibia. She is a cheerful and petite young lady – 1.76 metres tall and weighing 51 kilograms. Maria is the ambassador for the Kiyola Media Group and the High Definition Hair Boutique. She is one of Namibia’s most influential people in the fashion and entertainment industry. She is also actively involved in several charities, where she donates clothing to the homeless, and acts as a mentor to young troubled girls and those with low self-esteem.

Maria is currently studying for a degree in Public Relations at the University of Namibia, where she recently completed a National Diploma.

Maria Nepembe

Maria is a household name in the country. She has modelled for many of Namibia’s big fashion designers, such as Chakkira Claasen, Mc Bright Kavari, Kishwa, Amakeya, Modella, Nikola Conradie and David Tlale from South Africa. She has participated in beauty pageants such as Miss University Africa 2011 held in Bayelsa State Nigeria, where she was crowned 1st runner-up, and Miss Namibia 2012, where she made it into the top five finalists.

Maria dominates the runway of Namibia’s Biggest Fashion Show. In the past three years, she has acted in numerous music videos as leading lady. Since starting her part-time acting career in 2010, she has made no less than six music videos, including the two hit videos entitled: Dirty Kandeshi by DKP, and The Deception by The Dogg.

She is currently preparing for her second visit to Nigeria as a guest at the Miss University Africa 2013 event. Fans should also be on the lookout for Maria’s appearance in a soon-to-be-launched local TV reality show.

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  1. Sakaria Emvula says:

    Maria we love you shiveli to wht u a doing! so plz keep it up neh!

  2. sabina says:

    Maria u r the best mwah……..

  3. towera kay says:

    you guys maria rocks like seriously, she is very inspirational and a good hearted women ever, very cheerful even though i have not personally meet her but i know she is very good.i just wish to spend a day with her

  4. towera kay says:

    maria you are my role model and you have taught me how to believe in my self and also to work hard. love you always, always at your number one fan ever.

  5. johanna fillipus says:

    Beautiful maria stay humble

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