She is one of social media’s most booked and active brand ambassadors.
Mihlali Ndamase (25) has a following of two million on Instagram and 1,2 million on Twitter, and anything she posts is likely to trend or go viral.
Mihlali Ndamase’s career as an influencer began by accident. She started posting makeup tutorials on YouTube as a hobby but soon developed a large following. Brands began approaching her to promote their products, and she soon realized she could make a career as an influencer.
Since then, Mihlali Ndamase has gone on to work with some of the biggest brands in Africa, including Dior, L’Oreal, and Maybelline. She has also been featured in major magazines such as Cosmopolitan and Vogue. In 2018, she was named one of Forbes Africa’s 30 Under 30.
Mihlali recently accused several businesses she has worked with of not paying her on time on posts on social media, which have since been taken down.
Among the companies, Mihlali identified and pleaded with them to compensate her were Vodacom, Saint Lounge in Cape Town, and Malfy Gin.
“I hosted Saint Lounge, Cape Town in August. I still haven’t received payment. Kindly advise when I can expect my money, my angels,” she wrote.
“There are two more other brands that owe me money, should I elaborate?”
After naming the remaining two, Mihlali demanded for proof of payment.
“As much as I love you, I didn’t leave my house and shoot content for free. When are you paying me sana?” she asked Vodacom.
To Malfy Gin, she said, “Hayike sana, months of not paying me as a brand ambassador. Can we talk? Bigger person ushonile, I want my money.”
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