Bonang Matheba Biography: Age, House, Car, Book, Dresses, Net Worth

Bonang Matheba Biography: Age, House, Car, Book, Dresses, Net Worth

Oct 01, 2019, 05:08 PM

South Africa’s media darling Bonang Matheba is so famous her toes have their own Instagram page. 

The award-winning TV presenter, radio host, MC and businesswoman is the person big companies call when they want to stage a successful event. 

Bonang, who is a Global Citizen ambassador, has also been described as a style icon. 

Her work ethic is comparable to that of Beyoncé. The stars share the same nickname, Queen B. 

Bonang has won numerous awards since making her TV debut on Manhattan Fantasy Challenge in 2002 at the age of 15. 

She got her first big break TV break on SABC 1’s popular music show, Live AMP. Queen B co-hosted the show from 2007 to 2012. 

Bonang has also worked on Afternoon Express, Clash of the Choirs SA and Presenter Search on 3.

Bonang Matheba at the House of BNG launch in 2019.

Her other TV appearances include InterSEXions, Tropika Island of Treasure 3, 10 Over 10, Glambition, Miss South Africa and BBC World News.

Bonang had a successful radio career on YFM and Metro FM. 

The road to success is not without drama. Bonang has reportedly had beefs with some of her famous peers including Pearl Thusi and Lerato Kganyago.

With more than eight million followers on all her social media pages combined, Bonang has some of the most loyal fans on the continent.

She won the “Best Inspiration and Influence” award at the Global Social Awards in Prague, Czech Republic, in 2019.

Here’s a look at Bonang Matheba’s biography. 

Bonang Matheba age 

Bonnag Matheba was born on June 25, 1987. She grew up in the North West’s capital city, Mahikeng. Her full name is Bonang Dorothy Matheba. Bonang’s parents, Charlotte Mokoena and Andrew Gampi Matheba, were her biggest role models growing up. Her father is a respected professor. Bonang’s mother is currently the Executive Vice-President for HR and Corporate Affairs at Sasol. 

Bonang's family moved to Johannesburg when she was still a child. She lived in Hillbrow and Soweto’s Pimville community before making it big in the entertainment industry.

Bonang’s happy family unit ended when her parents separated. “They gave me love and attention. It was a physical separation, but the love they had for each other and me outweighed everything that was happening around me,” she said in the documentary, Six Zeros To My Name

Bonang has two half-siblings, model Reabetswe 'Rambi' Sechoaro, and younger brother Thabo Mokoena

Bonang Matheba birthday 

Bonang Matheba is known for throwing herself lavish birthday parties. Her 30th birthday party in 2017 cost a whopping R500 000. The event took place at Summer Place in Hyde Park – one of Johannesburg’s most exclusive venues. 

“It is going to be a big party… .I’ve saved for over two-and-a-half years, so the budget is crazy – it’s like a wedding,” she told S Magazine ahead of the big day. 

Dancers from the Joburg Ballet Company were on hand to perform on the night. Bonang looked stunning in a custom-made dress by local designer, Gert-Johan Coetzee. Planner to the stars, Precious Thamaga from Precious Celebrations, helped Queen B create the spectacular party.
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Bonang Matheba book 

Bonang Matheba released her best-selling book, From A to B, in 2017. She detailed her journey to stardom in the book and shared some intimate details about her life, including the abuse she suffered at the hands of her ex-boyfriend. While she did not mention her ex’s name in the book, it is widely known that Bonang accused DJ Euphonic of domestic violence during their relationship. He denied the allegations.

Bonang's on-again, off-again friend, Somizi Mhlongo, threatened to sue her over the contents of the book. Bonang claimed in her book that she stopped speaking to her BFF after he became friendly with her abusive ex-boyfriend. Somizi denied her version of events and did not waste time sending her a legal letter.

“We confirm sending a letter to Ms Bonang Matheba’s management regarding the usage of our client’s name in her book. Our client doesn’t have a problem with his name being used in the book as long as the details and information relating to the events are truthful. Our concern at this stage is that this is not the case,” Somizi’s spokesperson Thato Matuka told the Sunday World in 2017.

The former frenemies are back on good terms. Queen B was one of the guests at Somizi's traditional wedding in 2019.
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Bonang’s book was also mocked by Twitter users. They spotted several errors in the book, including a line that featured her incorrect date of birth.

Bonang Matheba daughter 

Bonang Matheba does not have a daughter and has stated in several interviews that she is in no rush to have children. The TV presenter does, however, love kids and wanted to be a teacher growing up. Bonang is planning to open a school in Soweto. Her late grandmother, who helped raise her, lived in Soweto and she only has fond memories of the township. Bonang’s no-fee private school will reportedly be a community-driven facility with mothers getting an opportunity to work there.

Queen B also has a bursary fund that helps girl pursue their tertiary studies after high school. She hopes to put 300 girls through school by 2030. 

Bonang Matheba and AKA

Bonang Matheba’s relationship with rapper AKA was the talk of the town in 2015. The couple’s romance allegedly started while AKA’s girlfriend, DJ Zinhle, was pregnant with their first child. Zinhle made the accusation on her blog in a post about their break-up. Both Bonang and AKA denied the cheating claims and threatened to sue. Neither one ever did, and it soon became clear they indeed were a couple. 

After months of toying with their fans, AKA and Bonang made their relationship official on Instagram in 2016. Their romance ended in late 2017.
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Bonang Matheba casual style

Bonang Matheba’s trendy casual style is admired by women all over Africa. Her fashion sense has earned her several awards including a SA Style Award in 2015.  The key to Bonang’s casual style is her expensive taste in shoes. 

Bonang once admitted to owning over 200 pairs of shoes. South Africa’s media darling is known for her love of designer labels. She has forked out thousands of Rands on her shoes. One of her most expensive purchases was a pair of  Guiseppe Zanotti heels, which cost around R11 000. She owns several shoes from the brand!

“I spend my money on shoes. Have you seen my Instagram? I’m so bad. I’m terrible. I don’t know how many pairs of shoes I have. Maybe 200, 300,” she said on Six Zeroes to My Name

Some of Bonang’s favourite designer brands include Louis Vuitton, Dolce and Gabbana, Chanel and Dior.

Here’s a look at some of her casual style looks.
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Bonang Matheba dresses 

No VIP red carpet event is complete without Bonang Matheba making a grand appearance in one of her custom-made dresses. Queen B spares no expense when it comes to her dresses. She is known to fly New York-based stylist, H.Diddy, to help her get ready for some of her big MC gigs. The stylist has worked with stars such as Beyoncé and Angela Simmons. 
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Bonang Matheba house

Bonang Matheba bought her first home at the age of 22. She became a multiple property owner when she bought her second house at 29. Bonnag has shown off her fabulous homes in two segments on Top Billing.
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Bonang Matheba car 

Bonang has owned several luxury cars including several Mercedes Benz vehicles over the years.  She currently drives around in a white Mercedes G-Wagon.  Bonang Matheba turned heads in 2015 when she bought herself a Mercedes CLA 45 AMG for Valentine’s Day. “....bought myself a Valentine's Day gift. Single girl problems,” she captioned a picture of her new rise.
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Bonang Matheba net worth 

Bonang Matheba’s net worth in 2015 was R7.2 million. Since then Queen B has started several businesses, launched an emoji app called BMoji, released a best selling book, and bagged several endorsement deals. Bonang also has her own lingerie line with Woolworths and a T-shirt line with Superbalist. She is believed to earn as much as R500 000 to host big events such as the MTV Africa Music Awards, Miss South Africa and the South African Music Awards (SAMAs). 

The Revlon SA brand ambassador launched a new business venture in 2019, House of BNG. 

“Welcome to the House of BNG… two years in the making & my love letter to Africa!! I introduce my brand new Brut & Brut Rosé MCCs… it’s time to celebrate!!” she wrote March 2019. 

The bubbly has been flying off the shelves ever since. Bonang has plans to start other businesses in the future, including her very own shoe line.

Bonang also owns a production house called Bonang Matheba Entertainment. The company is responsible for her successful reality show, Being Bonang.

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Main image credit: Instagram/@bonang_m

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