Multi-award-winning television presenter and media personality Bonang Matheba hosted her second Twitter space yesterday alongside her “twin” Nigeria’s Toke Makinwa and Ebony Life Group CEO, Mo Abudu for their new series Blood Sisters streaming on Netflix, and fans are demanding her return on the radio airwaves because her voice is “so special”. The influential Bonang now has everyone ready to be glued to the first Nigerian-produced Netflix original by Ebony Life.
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Both Bonang and Toke announced the Twitter space on their personal accounts with millions of followers before going live and had many listening across Africa proving that indeed the pair is influential. “Join me and the indomitable Bonang and Mo Abudi on Twitter Space tonight at 6 PM WAT, 7 PM SAST as we talk Blood Sisters, Netflix’s first Nigerian original series. Nigeria and Africa are creating groundbreaking, global-worthy stories. It’s our time,” shared Toke.Blood Sisters is a first-of-its-kind Nollywood series that promises to live up to its hype. This Ebony Life Studios production is set in the heart of Lagos, the biggest city in Nigeria, and follows best friends Sarah and Kemi as they plan Sarah’s big wedding. Her day, however, ends up being spoiled by her groom Kola who is also abusive and upon calling off the wedding, her family pressures her to endure his abuse and support their business.
Bonang, Toke, and Mo spoke about the importance of telling African stories in bigger and sometimes global platforms and how this four-part series will live up to its expectations. The media moguls also further urged fans and followers that had tuned into the space to go and stream the series which is currently available on Netflix across Africa and some parts of the world.Bonang also mentioned in closing that she will be heading off to Lagos this week where she will be co-hosting the highly anticipated 2022 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCAs) alongside Nigerian media personality IK live in Lagos on Saturday, 14 May. She has been getting most of her gigs since her return to the media space from Nigeria and with Nigerian productions. She made her comeback as the host of the launch of Real Housewives of Lagos, followed by the announcement that she’ll be hosting AMVCAs, and now the Blood Sisters space - we can anticipate more of her gigs coming from many parts of Africa as her stardom continues to shines beyond South Africa.
Fans of Bonang started making her trend on Twitter last night and this morning following this Twitter space. Many complimented her voice and further pleaded that she returns to radio promising that they would listen to her show. One user tweeted, “Bonang is such a natural when it comes to anything hosting. I still get the chills every time I hear or see her in action.” Another one wrote, proving Bonang’s undeniable influencer, “Bonang said we should watch Blood Sisters. Guess what I’m going to do? Watch it.” Other users admitted that they would only watch because of Bonang’s call, “I’m going to start watching it only because YOU spoke about it. I’ve been blind sighting it all this time when Netflix SA suggests it for me. See your impact girl?”