Bonang Matheba is a South African television personality, radio host, businesswoman and philanthropist. Born in Mahikeng, she is known for her flamboyant presenting skills and her signature voice. She presented the SABC 1 music show “LIVE” (now known as LIVE AMP) which built her spotlight in the industry. She is also known for being the first black South African to be featured on numerous magazines.
In 2011, she became the first South African celebrity to launch an online reality show called B*Dazzled. In 2013, she was the first international ambassador for the cosmetic brand Revlon, outside the US. In 2014, she hosted the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards pre-show which made her become the first South African to host the pre-ceremony. In 2015, she became the first African to be given an E! News Special Africa on E!. In 2016, she graced the cover of Forbes Woman Africa alongside 3 other women who were all given a headline for being the Faces of Entrepreneurship. She released her book “From A to B” and premiered her own reality show “Being Bonang”, both in 2017. As for 2018, she was featured on the power issue of GQ SA for the September edition
Bonang was named among the Inaugural List of 100 Most Influential African Women in 2019 by Avance Media.
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