Bonang Matheba Biography
Bonang Matheba born Bonang Dorothy Matheba is a South African award-winning television presenter, radio personality, actress, and social media personality. She is known for her flamboyant presenting skills and her signature voice. She presented the SABC 1 music show LIVE (now Live Amp) which built her spotlight in the industry. She is also known for being the first Black South African to be featured in numerous magazines.
Bonang Matheba Age
Matheba was born on 25 June 1987, in Mahikeng, South Africa. She is 36 years old as of 2023. She celebrates her birthday every 25 June every year.
Bonang Matheba Height and Weight
She sands at an average height of 5 feet 3 inches (.6 meters tall). She weighs 56 kilograms (124 lbs). She has black hair and brown eyes.
Bonang Matheba Parents, and Family
Matheba was born in and borough of North West. She is the daughter of Charlotte Mokoena, the Executive Vice-president for Human Resources and Corporate Affairs of Sasol, and Gampi Matheba, a senior lecturer at North-West University. She is of the Bantu-speaking ethnic group Tswana.
Bonang Matheba Husband
Matheba dated rapper AKA. Their relationship, having started as an affair, was filled with controversy, taking place while AKA was dating a then-pregnant DJ Zinhle, who later exposed the fling in August 2015 following their split. Matheba has since kept the details of her partners and personal life relatively private.
Bonang Matheba Education
Bonang attended Fourways High School, a government co-ed school in Fourways, Johannesburg.
Quick Facts About Bonang Matheba
- Name: Bonang Matheba
- Age: 36 years old as of 2023
- Birthday: 25 June
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Height: 5 feet 3 inches
- Nationality: American
- Occupation: Actress
- Nationality: American
- Race / Ethnicity: black
- Father (Dad): Charlotte Mokoena
- Mother: Not Available
- Marital Status: Not Known
- Salary: To be Updated
- Net worth: $1 million and $5 million
Bonang Matheba Career
In 2002, Matheba made her television debut on the SABC 2 kids’ show, Manhattan Fantasy Challenge while she was 15. She also appeared in several other SABC 2 kids shows. In 2007, Matheba auditioned for the inaugural season of the SABC 1 music show LIVE (now Live Amp) after leaving varsity. She has later crowned the winner of the show to co-host alongside Tbo Touch. Her presenting duties were a huge success and that’s where her sobriquet “Queen B” was created. Her final ep In 2009, Matheba received a call from radio station YFM in which she was told that she’ll be added to the new line-up of presenters. She received her own weekend afternoon show called, “The B* Hive”, which was an instant success mainly focusing on young listeners. She then left the radio show in 2014. Matheba founded her production house called Bonang Matheba Entertainment in 2017. The production unit has one show, which is the 1Magic reality show, Being Bonang which focuses on and showcases Matheba’s daily life. In 2013, she was named the ambassador of the cosmetic brand Revlon in South Africa. The deal made her the first international ambassador for the brand outside the United States. In October 2016, Matheba was unveiled as an ambassador for the vodka brand, Cîroc in Africa, alongside fashion designer David Tlale, hip hop artist, Da L.E.S, and club DJ, DJ Dimplez. After a trip to Brazil in 2017, she was named the new African Brand Ambassador for Ipanema sandals, taking over from Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen. It was later revealed that during her trip she had taken meetings with the Brazilian sandal-makers and even shot an advertisement in Rio de Janeiro. In 2018, Matheba signed an endorsement deal with cellular network Cell C, a deal that saw her partnering with them to also launch her own mobile app and an emoji pack called “BMoji”. Other Bonang endorsements include Peugeot, BIC Razors, Brutal Fruit, Diva Divine Hair, Lifestyle Pads, and Courvoisier. In 2020, Bonang was announced as Samsung South Africa’s ambassador, for their S20 range and the Z Flip. In September 2020, she was featured on Glamour Magazine cover with a model Rich Mnisi.