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#FutureFriday features Eastcape Midlands TVET College's Alumna Amanda Nyoka

By TVET Website

Date: 09/04/2021

Happy #FutureFriday everyone!

This week on #FutureFriday we are proud to celebrate one of Eastcape Midlands TVET College’s Alumna, Amanda Nyoka, who is rubbing shoulders with international and local celebrities. She is also the Director of Amish Beauty and Glam beauty business and has recently launched her own skincare range "Amish Healthy Skin".

The dynamic young woman completed her Marketing qualification at Eastcape Midlands TVET College (EMC) in 2011 and is currently one of the leading celebrity make-up artists in the country. This EMC alumna, has put the knowledge acquired as a marketing student to accentuate her entrepreneurial skills. According to her, studying Marketing at EMC has afforded her the opportunity to brand herself. She is a self-taught beautician, specialising in make-up, hairstyling, nails and wardrobe styling for TV, weddings, functions and special occasions.

It all started in 2013, when she volunteered at Bay TV in the Make-up Department. A year later, Nyoka put her entrepreneurship skills to good use by starting her own beauty business called Amish Beauty and Glam. She has had the opportunity to do make-up for celebrities like Zandile Khumalo, Busiswa, Zahara, Deborah Fraser, Berita, Moonchild Sanelly, Nomcebo Zikode and many others who have graced the shores of Nelson Mandela Bay.

Amanda Nyoka doing make-up for South African singer Nomcebo Zikode.

The go-getter glamming up South African superstar Moonchild Sanelly.

In 2017 she was approached by Connect TV to be one of the makeup artists for Diski Divas Season 3. Nyoka has also featured on radio stations such as Umhlobo Wenene, True FM and KQ FM as a beauty coach. One of the major highlights of her career was in September 2018, when she received a call from BBL Production in Los Angeles to do make up for Katherine Kelly Lang during her stay in SA. In October 2018, Nyoka launched her skincare range "Amish Healthy Skin". She is also a freelance make-up artist with SABC and she facilitates her own beauty sessions, teaching women make-up skills.

Amanda Nyoka with Dominique Zoida and Katherine Kelly Lang.

Amanda Nyoka and American actress Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke Logan from the Bold and the Beautiful).

Nyoka was born in a small town called Uitenhage, now Kariega, in the Eastern Cape.  Her words of encouragement to students, “You can be anything you want to be in spite of the challenges you may face.  All you need to do is, accept your background, work towards making a difference, stay focused on your goals, work hard, be disciplined, pray and go for it!”

The dynamic young woman is also the Director of Amish Beauty and Glam beauty business.

In October 2018, Nyoka launched her skincare range "Amish Healthy Skin".