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Bonang Matheba was born on the 25th, June 1987, in Mahikeng, South Africa to Charlotte Mokoena and Gampi Matheba.


She started her television career in 2002 at the age of 15 as a presenter on a show called Manhattan’s Fantasy Challenge which aired on SABC 2. She stayed in line of her passion and was announced as the host of SABC 1’S Live. Shortly after joining Live, Bonang became an overnight sensation and one of the most sought after television personalities in South Africa.



Bonang at the MTV MAMA’s 2016

With fashion being one of her many passions, Bonang has quickly become a South African Style icon; winning numerous prestigious awards including the SA Style Icon Of The Year at the 2015 SA Style Awards, Female Continental Style Influencer Of  The Year 2015 at the Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards in Uganda, A GSport Style Star and has covered  several international fashion magazines like the July 2013 Cosmopolitan South Africa, Elle, Grazia, FHM, Cleo and recently, the December 2014 issue of Glamour Magazine South Africa. In 2012, she was named a Glamour Woman Of The Year by international women’s magazine Glamour after winning an online poll and beating other South African A- list celebrities. She was named one of the most Glamourous Women In South Africa by Glamour Magazine.


Bonang, Yemi and Nonzamo

The announcement that Bonang Matheba will be taking over from Trevor Noah as host of the MTV MAMAs was met with mixed reactions but that didn’t stop the driven, passionate and beautiful Bonang as she co-hosted with Yemi Alade and Nonzamo Mbatha. The ladies were spectacular, graceful and slayed all night long.

(L to R The hosts Yemi, Bonang and Nomzamo during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016

(L to R The hosts Yemi, Bonang and Nomzamo during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 22nd, 2016)

Her relationships have been in our faces on social media, she has dated some famous and very rich celebrities in Africa including D’banj and AKA. No matter how rocky her relationships must have been, this diva doesn’t let the negativity hold her back. She is literarily not here to play. Slay on Queen B.

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Written By Omoefe Ohworakpo

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