Getting to know Blood & Water's Ama Qamata

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Ama Qamata plays Buhle on the hit telenovela.
Ama Qamata plays Buhle on the hit telenovela.
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I’ve always wanted to be an actress. Since childhood, I knew entertainment was the industry I wanted be in.

At school, I participated in drama productions and, at the age of 16, my pursuit into the industry kicked off with a role in a Cheese Curls advertisment. I was eager and I think it showed because the director of the same advert cast me in a McDonald’s ad he later worked on. At age 17, I debuted as Naledi on the SABC 1 sitcom, My Perfect Family

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