Actor, MC & Model • KZN • South Africa
Linda Mtoba was born and bred in Umlazi, Kwa-Zulu Natal. The 28-year old initially grew up to be an isiZulu teacher in a primary school in Durban North while also studying marketing part-time. Before her first break, Linda had no prior acting exposure. However, while growing up, she was always labelled as being a little too bubbly and theatrical in her character. Looking back, it turns out that being a little of everything was exactly what she needed, to land the eccentric role of Ntombizama Ngwenya on Isibaya in 2016, a telenovela estimated to have a 2.2 million viewership in South Africa. Despite having no experience in the acting industry, her authentic talent drove her to stardom.
Not long after her role on Isibaya, Linda bagged one of the leading roles in SA’s number one telenovela, The River, playing the sassy Nomonde Dikana, which she currently still holds. Linda has since developed a massive social media following with her relatable, raw content. She is certainly not a one-trick wonder. She is open and enthusiastic about learning and tapping into new industries. Her cheerful and welcoming nature makes it easy to work with diverse people, and she would describe herself as having “a whole lot of love.”
While kick-starting her career in the entertainment industry, Linda embarked on a personal journey and married the love of her life in 2017, that’s when she became Mrs. Meyer. Fast Forward to 2019, Linda and her husband welcomed a beautiful baby girl making her a triple threat, a working woman, a wife, and a mother.
Linda is currently working on balancing all her different roles. She recently partnered up with Huggies South Africa, and both she and Baby Bean are the Huggies’ latest brand ambassadors. Her ability to turn any dull situation into a memorable affair secured her another many long-term partnerships with multinational and local brands. It is no doubt that Linda is currently the girl that is on everyone’s lips, be it for her acting, fashion, family, or overall work ethic.