Bonang Matheba turns 32: Here are 32 amazing things she’s done


South Africa’s gem Bonang Matheba recently celebrated her 32nd birthday and to celebrate queen B’s day we’ve put together a list of 32 amazing things she’s achieved so far.

32 Things Bonang has achieved

1.            First South African celebrity to launch an online reality show called B*Dazzled

2.            First international ambassador for the cosmetic brand Revlon in South Africa.

3.            Hosted the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards pre-show which made her the first South African to host the pre-ceremony.

4.            In 2015, she became the first African to be given an E! News Special Africa on E!

5.            Released A book From A to B

6.            Owns champagne brand (House of BNG)

7.            Most Stylish Female Celebrity in South Africa: You Spectacular Awards 2014

8.            First black local star to cover Glamour SA, December 2014

9.            Winner: Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards 2015 (Best South African Radio DJ)

10.          Female Continental Style Influencer of The Year, Abryanz Fashion Awards (Uganda), Nov. 2015

11.          African Woman of The Year, New African Woman Magazine, December 2015

12.          Judge: Miss South Africa Pageant 2014

13.          Biggest Digital Influencer in Southern Africa: Over 2 million followers (FB & Twitter & Instagram)

14.          Digital Influencer of The Year, Channel 24 Social Media Awards, Nov 2015

15.          Presenter on SA’s Premiere Lifestyle and Magazine Show : Top Billing, SABC 3

16.          Radio DJ: The Front Row, Metro FM

17.          LIVE presenter

18.          Woolworths ambassador for lingerie collection Distraction by Bonang

19.          Launched first clothing line with Legit in 2008

20.          Launched Baby star handbag collection in 2009

21.          Ambassador for the Nelson Mandela International Day

22.          Presenter of Afternoon Express, daily Talk show on SABC 3

23.          Judge: SABC 3 Presenter Search 2015

24.          Forbes List: 13 African Celebrities to Watch In 2013

25.          First Black South African Celebrity to grace the cover of FHM Magazine (2011)

26.          Face of Gert Johan Coetzee’s Haute Couture line

27.          Winner of the G-Sport Style Star Award

28.          Host for the Sentebale Gala Dinner in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Henry Of Wales and His Royal Highness Prince Seeiso Bereng Seeiso Of Lesotho at Summerplace in Sandton

29.          Awarded the 2019 E! Africa’s Ultimate Pop Culture Icon

30.          Produced a film in Manchester called Public Figure

31.          Winner of the 2018 Iara best media personality award

32.          Participated at the UN General Assembly as a moderator