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Maria Nepembe's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Career, Relationship, Controversy, Car, House, Net Worth

About

Maria Nepembe is an actor, reality tv star, model, movie producer and director, radio and television star. She became popular after her appearance on Big Brother 2013 and after that, she’s now become one of Namibia’s most popular celebrities.

Personal Life

Maria Nepembe whose full name is Maria Dhiginina Kauna Nepembe was born on 4 October 1988 in Ondangwa, Northern Namibia. The actress is the only girl in her family. She grew up alongside her two brothers and as a result of their influence, she was a tomboy and preferred hanging out with the boys.    

Maria Nepembe’s Schooling

The model attended the University of Namibia where she studied public relations. 

Maria Nepembe’s Career

Maria Nepembe has established herself in the acting, fashion and modelling industries. Her appearance on PDK’s Dirty Kandeshi thrust her into the spotlight. From then on, she’s been able to build a successful career in the entertainment industry. 

She is a successful model having won the Miss University Africa 2011 and finished as a finalist in the Miss Namibia competition in 2012. Her beauty has seen her grace the covers of some Magazines like “Monochrome” and “Simply You” and work with big brands like Chakkira Classen, Amakeya, Mokeya, Modella and McBright Kavani. On-screen, Maria Nepembe is just as charming. She’s acted in films like “Why Should I Get Married” and “Fish Out Of Water”

In 2013, Maria Nepembe was one of Namibia’s representatives in Big Brother alongside Dilish Mathews. She was evicted early as Dillish Mathews went on to win the competition but the platform gave her the opportunity to launch her television career. 

She went on to land her own reality television show Body with Maria Nepembe S and has since taken up behind the scene roles as a producer and director.

Maria Nepembe’s Fashion

In the fashion world, Maria Nepembe has established her own clothing line named RIA Clothing which officially began operations in 2015. 

Having rocked the runway, Maria Nepembe also owns a modelling agency dubbed Pro Model Agency and runs it with her partner Andrew brown. Her goal is to develop upcoming Namibian models by tapping into the untapped talent in the country. 

Maria Nepembe’s huge social media following has enabled her to get brand endorsement deals with companies like LSK Auto Repair, Tetley Tea South Africa, Twin care Professional Outlets and High Definition Hair Boutique. 

Maria Nepembe’s Relationships

Whilst Maria Nepembe denied being pregnant with a Ghanaian man, her love life is a puzzle that most are yet to solve. In a Q&A session on her YouTube channel, Maria Nepembe admitted that she has a boyfriend but didn’t disclose the identity of her partner.

For the longest time, she’s been linked with fellow Namibian artist KP Illest after their suggestive social media posts in which KP Illest said Maria was her WCW while Maria said she would smash KP Illest. 

Although she is yet to walk down the aisle, Maria Nepembe got tongues wagging about a possible wedding when she stepped out in an all-out outfit which she alluded is something she would have on her special day.

Maria Nepembe’s Controversy

Maria Nepembe and Melvin Oduah

Would you choose your friendship over a man? Well, that’s the situation Maria found herself in. Reports suggest she was eyeing Nigerian boy Melvin Oduah even though it was publicly known that Melvin was romantically interested in her friend Dillish Mathews. In fact, she said she would stop at nothing to land him. 

Nothing wrong with BBA house 

I think it’s expected that Maria Nepemebe would defend Big Brother Africa any time she gets a chance to. After claiming that the show threatened to erode African culture, she came out and said that she sees nothing wrong with BBA housemates going nude in the house. 

She likened the Big Brother Africa house to anyone’s home where they go about their business unperturbed and insinuated that the show is no different.  

Maria Nepembe’s Car 

Maria Nepembe drives a Black Jeep Wrangler

Maria Nepembe’s House

Although she hasn’t disclosed the location of her residence, the lifestyle she captures on her social media tells that of a woman that lives well.  

Maria Nepembe’s Net Worth

Maria Nepembe’s net worth of $1-$3 million is generated from her career as an actor, reality television star, her clothing brand, brand endorsement deals, and her work as a producer & director and model. 

Awards & Recognition

In 2021, Maria Nepembe won the Best Social Media Influencer, Fashionista of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement Award at the Zikomo Fashion Music Awards.

Social Media

Maria Nepembe’s Instagram: @MariaNepembe 

Maria Nepembe’s Twitter: @MariaNepembe

Maria Nepembe’s Facebook: Maria Nepembe 

Maria Nepembe’s YouTube: Maria Nepembe

Q&A

How old is Maria Nepembe?

Born on 4 October 1988, Maria Nepembe’s age is 34

Does Maria Nepembe have a child?

Maria Nepembe is tired of people asking her about matters of her womb and thus it's likely that she doesn't have a child.

Real name:
Maria Dhiginina Kauna Nepembe
Occupation:
Model, TV, Radio Host, Singer, Actress, Reality TV Star
Birthday:
4 October 1988
Nationality:
Namibian
Star sign:
Libra
Birth place:
Ondangwa, Northern Namibia
Height:
5’7
Children:
N/A
Net Worth:
$1-$3 million

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Maria Nepembe's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Career, Relationship, Controversy, Car, House, Net Worth
Real name:
Maria Dhiginina Kauna Nepembe
Occupation:
Model, TV, Radio Host, Singer, Actress, Reality TV Star
Birthday:
4 October 1988
Nationality:
Namibian
Star sign:
Libra
Birth place:
Ondangwa, Northern Namibia
Height:
5’7
Children:
N/A
Net Worth:
$1-$3 million

About

Maria Nepembe is an actor, reality tv star, model, movie producer and director, radio and television star. She became popular after her appearance on Big Brother 2013 and after that, she’s now become one of Namibia’s most popular celebrities.

Personal Life

Maria Nepembe whose full name is Maria Dhiginina Kauna Nepembe was born on 4 October 1988 in Ondangwa, Northern Namibia. The actress is the only girl in her family. She grew up alongside her two brothers and as a result of their influence, she was a tomboy and preferred hanging out with the boys.    

Maria Nepembe’s Schooling

The model attended the University of Namibia where she studied public relations. 

Maria Nepembe’s Career

Maria Nepembe has established herself in the acting, fashion and modelling industries. Her appearance on PDK’s Dirty Kandeshi thrust her into the spotlight. From then on, she’s been able to build a successful career in the entertainment industry. 

She is a successful model having won the Miss University Africa 2011 and finished as a finalist in the Miss Namibia competition in 2012. Her beauty has seen her grace the covers of some Magazines like “Monochrome” and “Simply You” and work with big brands like Chakkira Classen, Amakeya, Mokeya, Modella and McBright Kavani. On-screen, Maria Nepembe is just as charming. She’s acted in films like “Why Should I Get Married” and “Fish Out Of Water”

In 2013, Maria Nepembe was one of Namibia’s representatives in Big Brother alongside Dilish Mathews. She was evicted early as Dillish Mathews went on to win the competition but the platform gave her the opportunity to launch her television career. 

She went on to land her own reality television show Body with Maria Nepembe S and has since taken up behind the scene roles as a producer and director.

Maria Nepembe’s Fashion

In the fashion world, Maria Nepembe has established her own clothing line named RIA Clothing which officially began operations in 2015. 

Having rocked the runway, Maria Nepembe also owns a modelling agency dubbed Pro Model Agency and runs it with her partner Andrew brown. Her goal is to develop upcoming Namibian models by tapping into the untapped talent in the country. 

Maria Nepembe’s huge social media following has enabled her to get brand endorsement deals with companies like LSK Auto Repair, Tetley Tea South Africa, Twin care Professional Outlets and High Definition Hair Boutique. 

Maria Nepembe’s Relationships

Whilst Maria Nepembe denied being pregnant with a Ghanaian man, her love life is a puzzle that most are yet to solve. In a Q&A session on her YouTube channel, Maria Nepembe admitted that she has a boyfriend but didn’t disclose the identity of her partner.

For the longest time, she’s been linked with fellow Namibian artist KP Illest after their suggestive social media posts in which KP Illest said Maria was her WCW while Maria said she would smash KP Illest. 

Although she is yet to walk down the aisle, Maria Nepembe got tongues wagging about a possible wedding when she stepped out in an all-out outfit which she alluded is something she would have on her special day.

Maria Nepembe’s Controversy

Maria Nepembe and Melvin Oduah

Would you choose your friendship over a man? Well, that’s the situation Maria found herself in. Reports suggest she was eyeing Nigerian boy Melvin Oduah even though it was publicly known that Melvin was romantically interested in her friend Dillish Mathews. In fact, she said she would stop at nothing to land him. 

Nothing wrong with BBA house 

I think it’s expected that Maria Nepemebe would defend Big Brother Africa any time she gets a chance to. After claiming that the show threatened to erode African culture, she came out and said that she sees nothing wrong with BBA housemates going nude in the house. 

She likened the Big Brother Africa house to anyone’s home where they go about their business unperturbed and insinuated that the show is no different.  

Maria Nepembe’s Car 

Maria Nepembe drives a Black Jeep Wrangler

Maria Nepembe’s House

Although she hasn’t disclosed the location of her residence, the lifestyle she captures on her social media tells that of a woman that lives well.  

Maria Nepembe’s Net Worth

Maria Nepembe’s net worth of $1-$3 million is generated from her career as an actor, reality television star, her clothing brand, brand endorsement deals, and her work as a producer & director and model. 

Awards & Recognition

In 2021, Maria Nepembe won the Best Social Media Influencer, Fashionista of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement Award at the Zikomo Fashion Music Awards.

Social Media

Maria Nepembe’s Instagram: @MariaNepembe 

Maria Nepembe’s Twitter: @MariaNepembe

Maria Nepembe’s Facebook: Maria Nepembe 

Maria Nepembe’s YouTube: Maria Nepembe

Q&A

How old is Maria Nepembe?

Born on 4 October 1988, Maria Nepembe’s age is 34

Does Maria Nepembe have a child?

Maria Nepembe is tired of people asking her about matters of her womb and thus it's likely that she doesn't have a child.