5 reasons to celebrate Queen Bonang

Let’s raise our glasses and toast (preferably with House of BNG’s MCC) to Bonang’s career highlights.

She commands attention wherever she goes, and like so many in the entertainment industry, she’s often misunderstood by critics and trolls on social media. What we do know for sure though, is that Bonang has learnt to block the naysayers from her space and boy, is she making money moves. Watch out, Cardi B!

There’s more to her than just sparkling wine and a lingerie line. If you are still wondering why you should let her entertain you every Friday night on 1Magic, then allow us to break it down into five simple reasons.

1. Bonang goes global.

Not only will we see her on her reality show, but this savvy businesswoman will also feature in National Geographic’s new six-part documentary titled Activate: The Global Citizen Movement. Activate is set to be a storytelling series aimed at raising awareness about extreme poverty and inequality on a global scale with global citizens mobilising to bring about change. Global citizens include stars like Gayle King, Hugh Jackman, Pharrell Williams, Usher, and yes, you guessed right, Bonang Matheba.

2. She’s no light weight when it comes to her fashion game.

At this year’s Durban July, Queen B stole the limelight with her Gert Johan Coetzee “African Sunset” dress that weighed 9kg. That’s the equivalent of an 8-month-old baby, and your girl B admitted that her “entire body was in pain”. No pain, no gain goes the mantra.

3. She’s set to host the Miss SA pageant for the second time in a row.

With her at the helm, the pageant is bound to draw in the numbers, especially being broadcast on Women’s Day.

4. The Bonang Matheba Bursary fund is one way that she gives back to the community.

Each year, 10 young ladies get an opportunity to get a tertiary education with a scholarship at Boston College, courtesy of Bonang’s philanthropic work.

5. Recently, she was a panellist at the #WeSeeEqual Gender Equality Summit in Mumbai, India hosted by the United Nations.

Topics included rules that hold young girls and women back in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

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