Award-winning actress Nadula Hainane has long been a Namibian woman to watch, and now the rest of the world is getting to know her better.

As we continue celebrating local talents doing exemplary work and bridging gaps in the film and entertainment sector, VIBEZ! caught up with the bubbly actress, who opened up about her growth in the film industry, representing Namibia at the Zikomo awards in Zambia, and calling out exclusivity in the film industry.

Hainane rose to prominence after her role in the local series “Third Will”, and has also appeared in several other film and television series including “Follow your heart” and “Kapana”.

However, she has not stopped there, and has launched her own marketing agency called Wildfire.

“Our creative industry and jobs have been slashed, and translated into such unemployment currently. But this won’t stop me from working hard and advancing my acting talent,” she said.

Despite the obstacles and setbacks, such as missing out on casting opportunities due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Hainane aims to expose her talents to international audiences.

“We may be a small population, but we are not small in what we could be out there. Our talents and gifts are not small. It’s about changing our mindsets.”

This self-driven actress is among many Namibian talents who last year bagged awards at the Zikomo Humanitarian Fashion and Music Awards.

Hainane won the award for best upcoming actress in Africa for her role in “Third Will” and the Namibian feature film “Kapana”.