Bonang Matheba Biography
Bonang Matheba is a South African radio/television presenter and businesswoman. She is a former host of the radio show, ‘The Front Row’, on SABC’s Metro Fm. She is the owner of Bonang Matheba Entertainment. She also created a line of handbags called Baby Star in partnership with a London- based designer.
Bonang Matheba Education Background
Matheba undertook her undergraduate studies at the University of Johannesburg and studied a marketing course.
Bonang Matheba Age
She was born on 25th June 1987 in the North West Province of South Africa. She is 31 years old as of 2018.
Bonang Matheba Parents | Bonang Matheba’s Family
Her parents‚ Gampi and Charlotte separated when she was young but she says that despite the family breaking up‚ it never truly affected her. “I never felt like it was a physical separation. But the love they had for each other and me outweighed everything else that was happening around me.”
Her mother, Charlotte, was the Corporate Head of Human Resources at a major agribusiness company, and her dad, Gampi, was a lecturer at the University of North West.
Bonang Matheba Boyfriend
The TV personality was once in a relationship with rapper AKA. They broke up in 2017, which was confirmed by the rapper via Twitter. In August 2018, she appeared to be confirming that she has a man in her life through he tweet that sayed: “…all the kisses.” When one fan suggested that the words were lyrica to a song that Queen B was working on, she replied saying: “It isn’t. Kisses from my man. That’s all.”
Bonang Matheba Career
At the age of 15 years she got her first break into television on SABC 2’s kids’ game series, Manhattan’s Fantasy Challenge. In 2007, she cut her studies at the university and auditioned as the host of ‘Live’. After joining ‘Live’ she became an overnight sensation and the most sought-after celebrity in South Africa. She gave herself the title ‘Host with the most’.
She has hosted many major music and television awards like the South African Music Awards, Channel O Music Awards, The South African Film and Television Awards and many other beauty pageants including Miss South Africa.
She got a role be a presenter to host a weekend afternoon show on YFM titled ‘The B* Hive’. In 2012, she joined the popular lifestyle and travel series ‘Top Billing’. In 2013, she was named as the new host of international franchise ‘Clash of the Choirs’ where she held the fort for two seasons.
In 2014, she was named as the new host of Metro FM’s mid morning slot replacing Siphokazi January. She was fired after two months into the job. After a month they mended their differences and she was back on air.
In October 2014, she was unveiled as the spokesperson for Ciroc Vodka in Africa alongside South African fashion designer, David Tlale, hip hop recording artist, Da L.E.S and club disc jockey, DJ Dimplez. In 2016, she was named the new African spokesperson for Ipanema sandals, taking over from Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen.
Bonang Matheba Brand Ambassador
In 2013, she was named as the first spokesperson outside of the USA for the international beauty products giant, Revlon. In 2014, high end South African retail brand, Woolworths (South Africa), named her as the face of the lingerie line, Distraction.
Bonang Matheba Acting Career
She acted on the hit drama series, InterSEXions. She played the role of Nurse Seipati. Her reality show “Being Bonang” premiered on VuzuAMP, July 14, 2017 (DStv channel 104). The show gives a glimpse of her day-to-day life and has been largely popular with South African viewers and season 2 began airing on May 4 2018 on 1Magic (DStv channel 103).
Bonang Matheba House
She paid off her first house at the age of 22 and bought another one at 29.
Bonang Matheba Awards
- 2012: Woman of the Year Reader’s Choice, Glamour Awards.
- 2013: Favourite TV Host, You Spectacular Awards.
- 2014: Most Stylish Media Personality, SA Style Awards
- 2015: Best South African Radio DJ, Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards
- 2015: Style Icon of the Year, SA Style Awards
- 2015: Digital Influencer of the Year, Channel 24 Social Media Awards.
- 2015: African Woman of the Year, New African Woman Magazine
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On why she’s waiting to have kids
Published: September 4, 2018
South Africa’s media darling Bonang Matheba is in no rush to have children and is waiting for the right man to come along
Speaking to GQ magazine, Queen B says she sees herself raising the next Elon Musk.
“You know the reason why I haven’t had kids is because I haven’t met a man who I think is worthy of being the father of my children, because I see my children as formidable human beings who are going to change the world.
“And you need a certain kind of man to support that level of thinking. I see myself raising an Elon Musk or a Trevor Noah,” she told the publication.
The 31-year-old is GQ’s cover star for its power issue. Bonang talks about her career, brand and business ventures in the September issue.
Bonang Matheba crowned Style Influencer of The Year Africa
Published: 3rd September 2018
South African media personality and reality TV star, Bonang Matheba has been crowned the style influencer of the year at the Style Influencer of The Year Africa at Glitz Style Awards 2018 in Ghana, this past weekend.
The local star who was up against Ghanaian actress Jackie Appiah, Afia Rida and Nigerian fashion designer Lisa Folawiyo, was not in attendance.
Matheba who is a fashionista of note is known for her over the top fashion trends. The ‘Being Bonang’ star can pull off any look, from a simple pair of jeans to runway couture, she is always serving some serious fashion goals.
She recently became the first South African woman to have a stand-alone cover on GQ South Africa.