Hope Netshivhambe is an international storyteller and voiceover artist born in Venda, Limpopo. She attended Vaal University of Technology, receiving a diploma in Marketing (2015) and a certificate in Radio and TV presenting at Oakfields College in 2017.
Hope has shared her work in eight of the nine South African provinces. She has been featured widely on radio and television, and is the co-writer and performer of the short film “#WeAreDyingHere”, nominated for best short narrative at this year’s Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles. The film is also the 2021 official selection for the 11th Charlotte Black film festival in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Hope is an Alumni of the “Black Girl Live fellows” under the mentorship of Koleka Putuma. Her work has been published on digital platforms such as Poetry Portion, Odd magazine, Poetic Egalitarianism Anthology, Not a Single Story arts exhibition tabloid newspaper and the Avbob poetry competition website. She was a grand finalist in the 2016/2017 Tshwane Speak Out Loud youth competition slam and in 2019 she took third place in the same competition. She believes strongly in the power of words and is convinced that the world as we know it revolves around words. Hope lives by her self- coined mantra, “Do what you came for”, which speaks of purpose.