Bonang Dorothy Matheba, born on June 25, 1987, is a South African award-winning television presenter, radio personality, actress, and social media personality[1]. She was born in Mahikeng, North West, South Africa, and is affectionately known as Queen B by her fans[2, 11]. Bonang is renowned for her flamboyant presenting skills and her signature voice[6].

Bonang Matheba’s career began when she was a teenager, attending kids’ shows on South Africa Broadcasting Corporation and elsewhere. One of her notable early appearances was in the 2002 Manhattan Fantasy Challenge on SABC 2[4]. She gained fame when she started hosting the Live Amp show on the SABC 1 channel and her work on the popular radio show The Front Row[5]. She is best known for co-hosting the SABC Friday night music show, “Live” from 2007 to 2012[3, 10].

Bonang is a fashion entrepreneur and the owner of Bonang Matheba Entertainment[3]. She first ventured into fashion in 2008, collaborating with Legit on a celebrity clothing range called “Just B”[12]. The following year, she teamed up with a London-based designer for a line of handbags called “Baby Star”[12].

Bonang is also an author, having written her debut memoir titled “From A to B”[16]. She is a Global Citizen Ambassador[9] and has more than 2 million followers on Facebook and over 4 million followers on Instagram and Twitter[17].

She has a house in the Waterfall Country Estate in Midrand, near the Mall of Africa[19]. In June 2021, she relocated “indefinitely” to New York[15].

Throughout her career, Bonang Matheba has become one of Africa’s most sought-after entertainment personalities, solidifying her position as a leading figure in the industry[2].