Bonang Matheba is a highly accomplished South African television presenter, radio personality, actress, and social media influencer. Born on June 25, 1987, in Mahikeng, North West, South Africa, she has gained recognition for her exceptional presenting skills and captivating voice on radio. With numerous accolades to her name, Bonang has established herself as a prominent figure in the entertainment industry.
Early Life and Education:
Bonang was born to Charlotte Mokoena, the Executive Vice-President for Human Resource and Corporate Affairs of Sasol, and Gampi Matheba, a senior lecturer at North-West University. Hailing from the Tswana ethnic group, which speaks the Bantu language, Bonang’s family relocated to Leondale, in the east of Johannesburg, where she attended Fourways High School, a prestigious government co-educational institution. After completing high school, Bonang enrolled at the University of Johannesburg, pursuing a marketing program. However, the pressures of fame led her to drop out and focus on her career.
At the young age of 15, Bonang made her television debut on the SABC 2 kids show, Manhattan Fantasy Challenge, in 2002. She subsequently appeared in various other SABC 2 kids shows. In 2007, Bonang auditioned for the inaugural season of the SABC 1 music show LIVE (now Live Amp) after leaving university. Her exceptional talent earned her the opportunity to co-host alongside Tbo Touch, and it was during this time that she earned the moniker “Queen B” due to her outstanding presenting abilities.