Bonang Matheba: Meet the Celebrity


As one of the four brand ambassadors for international cosmetics brand, Revlon, Bonang made history in June 2013 as the ONLY Face of Revlon outside of the United States Of America, joining Halle Berry, Olivia Wilde and Emma Stone. A WORLD FIRST for Revlon.

She is the owner of Bonang Matheba Entertainment, Presenter on SA’s Daily Lifestyle/Talkshow offering ‘Afternoon Express’ and also plays host on SA’s Premier Lifestyle Show Top Billing, Presenter of Clash Of The Choirs South Africa and on-air presenter of the popular radio show,“The Front Row’ on Metro FM. Weekdays 10am -12; boasting 6,7 million listeners in South Africa.

Bonang regularly shares the stage with well respected international and local performers as a Master of Ceremonies, hosting events such as the Sentebale Gala Dinner in the presence of Prince Harry Of Wales (2013), the Sunday Times Generation Next Awards, the recent E! Entertainment Brand Evolution Celebration Event, the Brutal Fruit campaign with the Kardashian sisters, The 17th Annual MTN South African Music Awards, The 2014 Inaugural South African Of The Year Awards, The Channel O Africa Music Awards, The Glamour Women Of The Year Awards, The GQ Best Dressed Men Of The Year Awards, AFI Africa Fashion Awards, Trey Songz Concert, 50 Cent and G-Unit Concert and was the youngest host of the Metro FM Music Awards, speaking to over four million viewers.

In 2008 Bonang launched her first clothing range with Legit, called Just B and followed that up in 2009 with her own range of trendy handbags called Baby Star. She now has a lingerie line, Bonang For Distraction, with premium retailer Woolworths which launched in January 2014.

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With fashion being one of her many passions, Bonang has quickly become a South African Style icon; winning numerous prestigious awards including an SA Style Award, A GSport Style Star and has COVERED international fashion magazines like the recent July 2013 Cosmopolitan South Africa, Elle (October 2012), Grazia (March 2014), FHM (June 2011) ,Cleo (March 2012) 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 some of SA’s A-list celebs. And in March 2014, was named one of the most Glamourous Women In South Africa by Glamour Magazine.

In 2015, she walked away with the Favourite South African Radio DJ at the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles and nominated at the MTV Africa Music Awards for African Personality Of The Year.

In 2011, she became the 1st South African celebrity to launch an online reality show, called B*Dazzled, it has become a very popular portal for all her adoring fans.
Bonang is not one to rest on her laurels, making the time to serve as an Ambassodor for the Nelson Mandela International Day and does monthly mentoring sessions and motivation talks to young women across the country. Her most recent work: speaking at the Glamour Magazine Women’s Day Celebration.

2013 saw Bonang starring in the award winning documentary Intersexions Season 2 which debuted on SABC 1 in February 2013.

Bonang’s fearless and eclectic sense of style has earned her the unique status of Cover Girl and Fashion Icon. She has been featured on various magazine covers, from Seventeen and FHM South Africa,  July 2013 cover of Cosmopolitan South Africa, the October 2012 issue of Elle Magazine South Africa, a collaboration with Louis Vuitton,the 1st Birthday Issue of Grazia South Africa (May 2013) and in December 2014, became the first black local star to cover Glamour Magazine South Africa.

City Press Newspaper named her the Most Stylish Celebrity in South Africa- (January 2014) and in May 2014, won the Most Stylish Female Celebrity at the YOU Spectacular Awards

And in November 2011, saw her receive the highest honour in SA Style Awards – the 2011 SA Style Award for The Most Stylish Media Personality.

Bonang marked her start in fashion, in 2008, with her sold out “Just B” clothing range, released at 136 stores countrywide, in collaboration with the Legit brand. She is currently the face of Gert Johan Coetzee’s Haute Couture line and also designs her own range of handbags called Baby Star.

She has collaborated with Woolworths South Africa, to design her very first lingerie line. Bonang For Distractions will be available nationwide from January 24th 2014. Her new collection launches November 27th 2014.



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