Bonang is one of the most well-known media personalities in South Africa, and she is the country’s favourite moghel. Her illustrious career has been distinguished by numerous honours and achievements that continue to blow our minds away.
Queen B, at the age of 34, has accomplished a great deal and continues to be a force to be reckoned with.
10 Ways Queen B continues to blow our minds
- Launching her own brand of CHAMPOPO!
The House of BNG, launching her luxury beverage brand in 2019 and becoming the first black woman to become a Cap Classique Producers Association member, BNG has become a household name for champagne lovers.
- Bonang was named African influencer of 2019 by E! People’s Choice Awards and won best inspiration and influence at the Global Social Awards held in the Czech Republic in the same year.
- Revlon SA ambassador! After tweeting in 2013 that she’ll be joining the likes of Halle Barry in becoming the global ambassador of well-known make-up brand Revlon, she quickly backtracked and said she’s just the South African ambassador for the American cosmetics giant.
- Moving to New York, in a latest TV series – A very Bonang year she showed us looking for an apartment in New York. These are goals and extremely inspiring.
- Launched Her Lingerie Line
In 2014, high-end South African retail brand Woolworths, revealed a collaboration with Bonang. They dropped a lingerie line “Distraction By Bonang”.
- BMoji launched
She partnered up with local mobile network service provider Cell C to produce BMoji by Bonang, a collection of emojis accessible on iOS and Android, following in the footsteps of Kim Kardashian West’s Kimoji
- Release of the book “From A to B”
Last July, Bonang launched her book, From A to B. It’s based on her professional decisions and how she built her brand.
- She was asked to speak at the #OneTeam 2020 conference in Texas, where she met Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey and heard from prominent voices on Twitter.
- Moghel was the first South African to host the MTV Europe Music Awards pre-show in 2014, making her the first South African to do so. She was the first African to receive an E! News Special Africa on E! in 2015.
- Matheba collaborated with retailer Legit to create her first apparel brand, “Just B,” in 2008. She then collaborated with a London-based designer to develop the “Baby Star” handbag series.
In 2018, Matheba and Superbalist released the “BONANG by Bonang Matheba” T-shirt line. Famous Bonang phrases, such as “Mo’ghel” and “Give The People What The Want,” were put on the T-shirts.