"Well done baby": Bonang Matheba, Serena Williams and Kelly Rowland's unapologetic self-confidence is a whole mood

Bonang Matheba. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Bonang Matheba. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Our favourite celebs have more than blessed us with some inspiring self confidence and self-care to carry us through to the New Year.

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From Serena Williams to Bonang, these celebs’ are unapologetic about their power and it is absolute goals. If you would like a sprinkle of infectious self love, have a look at just some of the celebrities who have inspired us to love and celebrate ourselves more.

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Bonang Matheba

The self-proclaimed Queen B was not only the official host of the 2nd annual DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards but was also a recipient of the Favourite Personality of the Year award. Bonang celebrated these achievements with an iconic Twitter post, patting herself on the back.

Bonang is also known for her overflowing confidence that she shares extensively on her hit reality show Being Bonang.

Because of the show she has been associated with the catch phrases “bafe” (give the people what they want), “mo’ghel” and, as she describes herself, “she who reigns supreme”.

Serena Williams

Serena has undeniable confidence, both on and off the tennis court. While she has shared her moments of struggle in interviews and her social media accounts, Serena’s sense of self worth is remarkable. We need some more of that.

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In an interview with The View earlier this year Serena said, “As I got older I understood that this is me, I love who I am, I love how I look and my body, it’s creating all these opportunities for me and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee puts so much positivity in to the world through her personality, fashion sense and online personas – and many love her for this. At the face of social pressures of marriage, age and family choices, Tracee has held her ground and is living life according to her own terms.

In this candid moment on her Instagram account, she shares what it means for her to become “more of herself”. Tracee has reached an admirable level of self-love and self-care.

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Kelly Rowland

In her latest self-titled single, Kelly takes stock of what she calls her “blessing”. In the hook she sings “Kelly got deals/Kelly got class/ Kelly got a**” and cheers herself on singing “go Kelly go/go go Kelly go”. The track's artwork shows Kelly literally feeling herself with her arms wrapped around her back.

This affirmative song is a sure anthem from here onward.

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