Lerato Kganyago on being compared to Bonang

By  | Dec 06, 2018, 01:45 AM

A lot has been said about Lerato Kganyago.

The radio and TV presenter has been called "Bonang-Lite" because she's "trying to hard to be like Bonang Matheba". This came up again during the broadcast of the South African Music Awards on Sunday, 19 April, where Lerato was hosting a section of the show.

People took to social media to throw insults at her, even Penny Lebyane joined in. Speaking about the Bonang comparisons, Lerato told Drum magazine: "That's an insult. It's frustrating because I find myself trying to change my voice. I tried to change so that I wouldn't be compared to anyone, but I realised I'm being unfair to myself." 

Although this might get to her sometimes, it doesn't seem like Lerato has a hard time dealing with the negative comments. She told the magazine: "When I'm feeling heavy, I read the bible. I've had more punches than anyone in this industry, and I don't even question any of it because God picked me for a reason. He knew that I could handle it."