We look into Mahikeng, North West born Bonang Matheba who is a South African television presenter, radio personality, businesswoman, producer, model, and philanthropist. She is known for her flamboyant presenting skills and her signature voice.
She presented the SABC 1 music show LIVE 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.
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!.
Bonang in 2016, has graced the cover of Forbes Woman Africa, alongside three 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 reality show, Being Bonang, both in 2017. In 2018, she was featured on the power issue of GQ SA, for the September edition.
The House of BNG
— The House of BNG (@houseofbng) August 12, 2021
On 18 March 2019, Matheba exclusively partnered with Woolworths in launching a range of luxury Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) called, “The House of BNG”. The venture made her the first black woman to be added to the Méthode Cap Classique Association.
To all the sisters, mothers, wives, daughters and friends. We stand in admiration of all that you are, were and become. We celebrate you! Happy Women's Day.#HouseofBNG#WomansDay#BNGNectar pic.twitter.com/8W7Zjn4emv
— The House of BNG (@houseofbng) August 9, 2021