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Here is Why Mzansi is in Love with Bonang Matheba aka Queen B

South Africa’s media darling Bonang Matheba is so famous her toes have their own Instagram page. She’s an award-winning media personality and businesswoman and is more times not, the person promoters, organizers call on when they want their events to be successful.

Now, Bonang has levelled up by adding champagne connoisseur to her extensive resume with her own line of ‘champopo’s’, The House of BNG.

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Here’s a look at her biography.

Bonang Matheba House

Bonang Matheba bought her first home at the age of 22. She became a multiple-property owner when she bought her second house at 29. Bonnag has shown off her fabulous homes in two segments on Top Billing.
The alcoholic beverage has been receiving some great impressions from the masses, who have had the pleasure to pop its cork. Bonang became the first black woman to become a member of the Cap Classique Producers Association with her MCC.

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To add onto that success, 2020 was going so well for Bonang and she celebrated her beverage being the best selling MCC at Woolworths.

The ever-so-popular Bonang Matheba announced on her social media accounts that her two original variants, Brut and Brut Rosé, which retail for R399 each at Woolworths, have become the number one selling MCC. Adding another accolade to the champagne’s brand.

Bonang is also the first black woman who is a member of Cap Classic Producers Association. This label instilled doubt to many people, questioning whether she can pull it off or not.

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“Entering the luxury beverage market has had its challenges of course but through strategic planning with a clear vision and a great team who understood all the logistics, it has proven a success. There are many moving parts, so you have to keep your eye on everything, all the time,” she told the publication.

A Very Bonang Year

With much anticipation and baited breath from the fans, Bonang’s new show just broke the viewership records. Queen B’s show broke the record of the number of people who tuned in to a SABC show. Well, it’s no surprise, as the show was highly talked about show on social media before it’s debut and after it aired.

“A Very Bonang Year” gave viewers a look into the media personality’s plans for her global expansion and her next steps in her career as she dominates as a businesswoman.

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Bonang Matheba’s A Very Bonang Year Part 2 has broken records by garnering over 2 million viewers on SABC 1. This is an improvement from the record-breaking part 1 of her reality show which gained approximately 1,86 million viewership.

It was also social media’s hot topic as the #AVeryBonangYear hashtag reached an astounding 2.2 billion impressions over the broadcast period.

She grew up in the North West’s capital city, Mahikeng. Her full name is Bonang Dorothy Matheba. Bonang’s parents, Charlotte Mokoena and Andrew Gampi Matheba were her biggest role models growing up. Her father is a respected professor. Bonang’s mother is currently the Executive Vice-President for HR and Corporate Affairs at Sasol.

Bonang’s family moved to Johannesburg when she was still a child. She lived in Hillbrow and Soweto’s Pimville community before making it big in the entertainment industry.

Bonang’s happy family unit ended when her parents separated. “They gave me love and attention. It was a physical separation, but the love they had for each other and me outweighed everything that was happening around me,” she said in the documentary, Six Zeros To My Name.

Bonang has two half-siblings, model Reabetswe ‘Rambi’ Sechoaro, and younger brother Thabo Mokoena.
Bonang Matheba’s trendy casual style is admired by women all over Africa. Her fashion sense has earned her several awards including a SA Style Award in 2015. The key to Bonang’s casual style is her expensive taste in shoes.

Bonang once admitted to owning over 200 pairs of shoes. South Africa’s media darling is known for her love of designer labels. She has forked out thousands of Rands on her shoes. One of her most expensive purchases was a pair of Guiseppe Zanotti heels, which cost around R11 000. She owns several 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 on Six Zeroes to My Name.

Some of Bonang’s favourite designer brands include Louis Vuitton, Dolce and Gabbana, Chanel and Dior.

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Shona Ferguson

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