Bonang Matheba, a Style Icon: South Africa

Today’s feature is the media Queen, Bonang Matheba or as many like to call her, Queen B. She is a real fashionista, a style icon and a queen in her own right; Sassy, beautiful, stylish and talented with awards to back it up, just in case you know? Anyone doubts her prowess.

Bonang MathebaThis 29 year old has been there done that, won those. She has been involved in so much that it would take me few pages to go over, so am just going to fill you in on the fashion aspect, and probably brush over a few other stuff.

I will leave her site below you can check out her accolades as well as everything she has been involved with.

Bonang MathebaBonang is South Africa’s favourite media personality; a radio host, TV presenter and a global brand ambassador for Revlon Cosmetics In which she made history as the ONLY Face of Revlon outside of the United States of America in June 2013, joining Halle Berry, Olivia Wilde and Emma Stone.

She commands attention with her work, personality and husky voice, but other than that turn heads with her style.

Bonang MathebaIn 2008 Bonang launched her first clothing range with Legit, called Just B, followed by her own range of trendy handbags called Baby Star in 2009. She also has a lingerie line, Bonang For Distraction, with premium retailer Woolworths which launched in January 2014.

Bonang MathebaBonang has won numerous prestigious awards including the SA Style Icon Of The Year at the 2015 SA Style Awards, Female Continental Style Influencer Of The Year 2015 at the Abryanz Style & Fashion Awards in Uganda, A GSport Style Star among others.

Bonang MathebaShe has graced the covers of international fashion magazines like the July 2013 Cosmopolitan South Africa, Seventeen, Elle South Africa (October 2012), Grazia (May 2013), FHM (June 2011), Cleo (March 2012), and the December 2014 issue of Glamour Magazine South Africa.

Bonang MathebaIn 2012, she was named Glamour Woman of the Year by international women’s magazine Glamour, and in March 2014, she was named one of the most Glamorous Women in South Africa by Glamour Magazine.

Bonang MathebaCity Press Newspaper named her the Most Stylish Celebrity in South Africa- (January 2014) and in May 2014, won the Most Stylish Female Celebrity at the YOU Spectacular Awards.

Bonang has shared the stage with well respected international and local performers as a Master of Ceremonies, hosting events such as the Sentebale Gala Dinner in the presence of Prince Harry Of Wales (2013), the Sunday Times Generation Next Awards, E! Entertainment Brand Evolution Celebration Event, the Brutal Fruit campaign with the Kardashian sisters, The 17th Annual MTN South African Music Awards, The 2014 Inaugural South African of the Year Awards, The Channel O Africa Music Awards, and on and on.

Bonang MathebaShe was named one of Africa’s Most Powerful Women In Media by New Africa Magazine in December 2015.

She is currently dating rapper AKA, and the two have been labeled the IT couple.

Truly an amazing African woman, Follow her on her social media platforms.


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My name is Queen. This blog is a back love platform showcasing African fashion, beauty, art, lifestyle, opportunities, and Mental Health. I like to call it Africa through my eyes. These as well topics around the globe.

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