Bonang Matheba (born June 25, 1987, and grew up in Mahikeng) is a South African award-winning TV presenter, radio host. She is also an MC and businesswoman.
The popular television presenter’s work ethic is comparable to that of Beyoncé, an American singer. No wonder, they share the same nickname, Queen B.
Her date of birth is on the 25th of June 1987 and spent most of her childhood days in the North West’s capital city, Mahikeng.
Bonang was born into the family of Charlotte Mokoena and Andrew Gampi Matheba. Her parents were her biggest role models growing up.
Bonang’s father is a well-respected professor. Her mother is the current Executive Vice-President for HR and Corporate Affairs at Sasol.
Her family relocated to Johannesburg during her childhood. Her parents are separated. She has a half-brother, Thabo Mokoena, and a half-sister, Reabetswe ‘Rambi’ Sechoaro.
Before she rose to the famous TV figure she is, Bonang dated a South African celebrity, Slikour. After their breakup, she found love again in 2012.
She dated DJ Euphonik, one of the most influential artists in South Africa. In 2015, she started dating D’Banj, a popular Nigerian artist D’Banj.
As an MC, she indeed knows how to throw a party and her birthday parties are no exception. In 2017, during her 30th birthday, she threw a lavish party which cost R500,000.
The party was held at one of Johannesburg’s most exclusive venues, Hyde Park.
“It is going to be a big party… .I’ve saved for over two-and-a-half years, so the budget is crazy – it’s like a wedding,” she shared.
She is also an author and has released her best-selling book, From A to B (2017).
“We confirm sending a letter to Ms. Bonang Matheba’s management regarding the usage of our client’s name in her book.
“Our client doesn’t have a problem with his name being used in the book as long as the details and information relating to the events are truthful.
“Our concern at this stage is that this is not the case,” her spokesperson told the Sunday World in 2017.
Her book received criticisms and mockery from Twitter users. This was as a result of errors they spotted which included a line that featured her incorrect date of birth.
Relationship with AKA
In 2015, her relationship with AKA, a South African rapper, was the trend. They love story was opened while AKA’s girlfriend, DJ Zinhle, was pregnant.
Following their affair, DJ Zinhle accused them, Bonang and AKA, blog in a post about their break-up.
They denied the cheating accusation and threatened to sue. The following year, 2016, the couple revealed their relationship on Instagram.
After a year, in 2017, their love story ended and didn’t get a happy ever after.
Her fashion style has received admiration from many African women. She has won awards for her sense in fashion including SA Style Award in 2015. The key to Bonang’s casual style is her expensive taste in shoes.
Bonang once shared that she owns over 200 pairs of shoes. She is also famous for her love of designer labels.
One of her most expensive purchase was a pair of Guiseppe Zanotti heels. The heels worth around R11,000 and she possesses shoes from the brand.
“I spend my money on shoes. Have you seen my Instagram? I’m so bad. I’m terrible. I don’t know how many pairs of shoes I have. Maybe 200, 300,” she said.
She has appeared on TV on many shows including InterSEXions, Tropika Island of Treasure 3. She also appeared on 10 Over 10, Glambition, Miss South Africa and BBC World News.
Bonang also gained TV audiences and fans for having beef with other famous artists in the country including Pearl Thusi and Lerato Kganyago.
On social media, she is making waves and has over eight (8), million followers, on all her social media pages combined.
Queen B won the “Best Inspiration and Influence” award in 2019. The event held at the Global Social Awards in Prague, Czech Republic.
She became a house owner at the age of 22 after buying her first house. At the age of 29, she bought another house making it a total of two (2) houses.
Bonang has several luxury cars parked in her garage. She currently has a white Mercedes G-Wagon in her possession. In 2015, she bought herself a Mercedes CLA 45 AMG as Valentine’s Day present.
“….bought myself a Valentine’s Day gift. Single girl problems,” she captioned a picture of her new car.
She has acquired much wealth since she invested in several businesses. In 2015, Bonang Matheba’s net worth was R7.2 million.
Bonang launched an emoji application called BMoji. She also released a best selling book and also landed numerous endorsement deals.
She owns a lingerie line with Woolworths and a T-shirt line with Superbalist.
- “Bonang Matheba Biography: Age, House, Car, Book, Dresses, Net Worth“. Zalebs retrieved 2020-05-02.
- “Bonang Matheba Biography“. Briefly retrieved 2020-05-02.