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Hey! No rest at the kingdom. I am loving blogging so much that I am even doing it on a Saturday afternoon! I’ve had an incredible week; from Gold Island Studios, chilling in my pj’s, doing an interview with the Sunday Independent Newspaper to shooting for Top Billing! Check out my week on insta!Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

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  1. At the Gold Island Studies. Had an amazing Sunday afternoon. #GirlsWithAMGs
  2. How I spend my Monday nights in Johannesburg! Responding to emails, planning my week, blogging LOL and working on some amazing projects for 2016. #WorkWorkWork
  3. A selfie a day… At home after shooting for Top Billing.
  4. Did an interview on Wednesday at the Four Seasons Hotel for the Sunday Independent Newspaper! I got this pink number from Top Shop, and the shoes are from Zara. #InstaFashion baby!

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  1. Shooting for Top Billing. Gert Johan Coetzee never disappoints! This dress is everything. Catch Top Billing every Thursday at 7:30 on SABC3.
  2. Friday was ‘let’s spoil Bonang day!’ The beautiful bouquet from @annmalinga goes with my deco. Love it.
  3. I got these #FentyxPuma from the gorgeous Nomzamo Mbatha. Thank you so much babe!

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Love,

B*

Hey now. TGIF!

Behind every successful woman, is an army of trailblazers behind her, and I would like you to ‘meet the team behind my magic’, starting this Friday!

First up is Mozambican designer Taibo Bacar.

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Who is Taibo Bacar? An incredible fashion designer! That’s who is he. As the son of a seamstress, Bacar was always surrounded by fabrics, the constant sounds of old school sewing machines and he occasionally designed for most of his mother’s clients.

His leap of faith… After studying Information Technology, he decided to relocate to Spain and pursued his childhood interest (he loved playing with fabrics) by enrolling for a course in design and pattern cutting at the Instituto Marangoni. The school, which is an Italian private institute, has campuses in Milan, London, Paris and Shanghai.

The birth of the brand TAIBO BACAR… Since its inception in 2008, the young designer has graced numerous magazine editorials, international fashion weeks and creates tailor-made dress for yours truly. He currently has two lines; TB (ready-to-wear) and TAIBO BACAR Couture, which focuses on high fashion.

wpid-bonang-matheba-in-taibo-bacar-bellanaija-december-2014002I first met Taibo at the 2012 AFI’s Fashion week, where he walked away with the Emerging Designer of the year in Africa. This amazing dress was part of his Spring/Summer collection in 2015. How GORG?!?

How he defines success… “Success for me is when your work is done with top quality materials, craftsmanship and is appreciated by your consumers. I think I am on the right track, but I still believe I can do better in terms of reaching the next level of perfection. That’s my everyday challenge; to offer my clients the best!”

IMG_7746I loved this off the runway look. It’s from the 2014 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa. So playful, yet so regal! I wore this number at the South African Style Awards.

His career trajectory…. He started doing mainly bespoke dressed for clients in Mozambique. Since showcasing his first collection in South Africa, he ventured out to other African countries such as Angola, Ivory Coast, Botswana, Nigeria to name just a few. He says, “I’ve also had a chance to showcase my work in Milan, Paris, Lisbon and Dubai. These shows gave my brand a chance to make bespoke dressed for clients outside of Mozambique. In 2014, we expanded our brand to feature accessories as well.

His tips for aspiring fashion designers… “Believe in your dream, and never stop working hard to achieve it.”

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My custom-made dress. Earring and belt also from Taibo Bacar. I wore this dress at the Oliver Empowerment Awards. *TWIRL* Click here to read more about the awards and the behind the scenes.

Here’s to more Bonang x Taibo Bacar slayage in 2016 and BEYOND!

 

 

Hey ladies. Happy Thursday!!!

Most of my Instagram and Twitter followers loved this look, which was created by bae LOL, and I’ve decided to try out a new blog feature called ‘Get the Look Thursdays’.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

You can get all these Item at any Woolworths clothing stores.

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Hey 😉

Another day, another blog post. Hope you guys are loving them.

Maps Maponyane and I hosted the 10th annual South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas), and E! Entertainment premiered its first SA red carpet coverage with the launch of E! Beyond the Red Carpet: Saftas TV special. Watch the promo video below!!!

 

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My looks for the evening… Serving old Hollywood glamour!

Styled by Law Roach

Dress by Mac Duggal

Hair by Saadique

Makeup by Clara Chimeloane

Earrings by Forevermark

Ring by Helen Yarmak

Love,

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Hey!! Happy Tuesday!

I recently graced the cover of Forbes Woman Africa with millennials that are changing the face of entrepreneurship in Africa, and shared what it took to be a successful media entrepreneur in South Africa.

I thought I should share some extracts from the interview below. The issue is still available countrywide, so go get your copy and read the rest of my interview!

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On destiny… I initially wanted to be a pre-school teacher. I am a Cancerian, a nurturer at heart, and I just wanted to work with children. At the age of 15, I decided to enroll for a television presenting course, and I am really grateful for that providence. I can’t imagine my life doing anything else.

On rejection… I was turned down at least 25 times before I landed SABC2’s Manhattan Fantasy. SABC1’s Live music show, which launched my career, rejected me six times. MetroFM and YFM ignored four and seven of my demos respectively. I also went through numerous Top Billing auditions without luck. I am very resilient. There’s always a voice at the back of my mind that says push, and push some more. I’ve learnt that they are not rejecting me as a person; it’s just that I am not what they are looking for at a particular time.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

On being a media entrepreneur… Entertainment has a very short life span. For me, longevity has always been a very big part of it. The only way you do it is by expanding your business because, let’s face it, I won’t look like this for the rest of my life and I understood that from a very young age.

On giving back… The year 2016 is all about giving back. I am currently sponsoring a young lady who wants to study her master’s. In September, I will be taking girls from across the country to a seven-day motivation camp. I will share more details regarding this initiative soon!!! Keep it locked on all my social media accounts and website.

Love,

B*

We did it again! I walked away with the coveted Top Empowered Media Personality of the Year Award at the 15th annual Oliver Empowerment Awards, thanks to every person that voted for me. The award ceremony took at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. Words can’t begin to express how grateful I am for the love and support.

1Behind the scene: Saadique working his magic on my hair. I enjoy getting glammed up before award shows. I am currently loving the 50’s Hollywood glam, which is inspired by Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco! There’s no quick and easy way to achieve this look, especially if you have a long weave.

2Muzi used Revlon to achieve this flawless look. For my eyes, he used ColourStay 16-Hour Eye Shadow in Decadent, Ultimate All-in-One Mascara and ColourStay Liquid Liner.

Tip: It really doesn’t matter if you love the ease of BB or CC creams, or you prefer more coverage using full-on foundation. The first step to having flawless makeup is ensuring your skin is cared for. Always cleanse, tone and moisturise daily, and apply a primer before your foundation.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

3My hairstyle from the back! I absolutely love the detailing of this dress. I paired it with some red sole shoes.

4The complete look! My custom-made dress was created by renowned fashion designer Taibo Bacar. I love the classic silhouette and the intricate detailing. The belt and earring by Taibo Bacar as well.

5With the Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor. She was one of the keynote speakers at the awards.

6Hey now! Receiving my award and thanking the organisers, my incredible team and every person that voted. It is an honor to be a recipient of the Oliver Empowerment Award for Media Personality, especially at a time where my personal mission and responsibilities as a celebrity are about empowering others to know that, you are enough to conquer your mountains – just by possessing abundant self-confidence and believe that you too can be unafraid to make mistakes and learn from them.

IMG_7602Your Top Empowered Media Personality of the Year. What an incredible night!

Love,

B*

Queen B* cements radio rank with international recognition at Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

Johannesburg – Just two months from celebrating her 1-year anniversary as the host of Metro FM’s premier lifestyle show, The Front Row, Bonang Matheba has received the highest honour as she has been announced as a nominee for the Best Radio DJ category at the prestigious Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2015. Now in its 29th year, the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards has emerged as one of the biggest events in Hollywood, boasting a massive popular vote and sweeping audience participation. This esteemed event is the only award show that gives kids the power to vote fortheir favorites in music, movies, television; from Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Angelina Jolie, and now our very own Queen B*.Watch The Asian Connection (2016) Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download.

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“We at METRO FM are pleased and delighted at Bonang’s nomination! She is such a hard worker, a selfless professional who respects her craft and who is so deserving of this recognition. As a station, we are fortunate to have in our midstsomeone of her calibre, who represents the station well and who delivers herwork immaculately. We believe that, even in the event she doesn’t walk away with an actual award, by virtue of the fact that she is nominated, she is a winner! We wish Bonang the very best in this race and we know she will give it her best shot”, expressed Happy maKhumalo Ngidi (PR & Communications Manager, METRO FM).

The excited Top Billing Presenter and Revlon Global Ambassadoradded, “This week, I received a special letter from the Viacom International Media team, notifying me about my nomination. To say I am humbled and honoured by the recognition is an understatement. When you find something that you love and are passionate about, you want to make sure you excel and make those that grant you opportunities proud. I am forever grateful to my Metro FM family for the opportunity and support. Today, I hope I have made them proud”,

Once again proving that this year is her year, “The Queen Of All Things Media” was recently announced as a Best TV Presenter (Clash Of The Choirs) nominee for the 2015 SAFTAs.

To vote for Bonang to win the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award – Best Radio DJ, go to 2015kca.com, or send a Tweet using the hashtag #KCA plus #VoteBonang

On Monday, 17th November 2014, Bonang made history as the First BLACK LOCAL STAR to cover Glamour Magazine South Africa.

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Fresh off the MTV EMA Red Carpet, it seems sultry TV maven; Bonang Matheba, has one more trick up her sleeve. The “Queen of All Things Media” has been announced as the cover star of leading international title Glamour Magazine.

The magazine, which has featured some famous international faces, from Angelina Jolie, Kerry Washington to Rihanna, has decided to call on Bonang Matheba to grace their December Issue cover, which goes on sale on Monday, 17th November 2014.

With this honour, the trailblazing TV Host and Revlon Ambassador becomes the first local star to have graced the most international magazine covers, from Cleo, Seventeen, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Grazia, Maxim and now Glamour.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

“Being a Glamour cover star is a huge honour and it was very much unexpected. Having my name associated with international brands is a step in the right direction for me, and it can only open doors for my global aspirations and plans”, said the ecstatic beauty, Queen B*.

It has been just over a year when Matheba was announced as the first ever Brand Ambassador outside the US by leading cosmetics brand, Revlon. In her role, Matheba joined the ranks of HollywoodA-Listers, Halle Berry, Olivia Wilde and Spiderman’s Emma Watson. With two new TV shows in the pipeline for 2015, a new Woolworths campaign, a new Revlon Campaign, there is no denying that Queen B* is unstoppable. Rumoured to be taking her undeniable talents global, the star is said to be in talks to travel the world’s largest cities, alongside her new partner, Ciroc, as part of her duties as a member of the Ciroc Circle.

Be sure to grab a copy of Bonang’s Glamour Issue, shot by famed photographer, Steve Tanchel, on sale on Monday, 17th November 2014.

Similar to its international alignment, where Cîroc works with top talent from around the world, the brand will be assisting these four personalities in their efforts while simultaneously raising their profiles both domestically and internationally.

Comprising the most influential and successful South African stars from across a broad spectrum, from music to fashion and style, the Cîroc Circle includes musician Da L.E.S., DJ Dimplez, couturier David Tlale and model/presenter Bonang Matheba.

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“Together, these personalities embody the character that makes up a uniquely Cîroc experience and lifestyle. As we welcome them to a new stage upon which to celebrate their achievements, the Cîroc Circle is also indicative of South Africa’s new-found international celebration status,” says Dominic Meaning, Head of Reserve.

Dynamic and charismatic model, beauty spokesperson, presenter,radio dj and fashion icon, Bonang Matheba also joins the exclusive cast, with an inimitable style and persona which personifies the Cîroc lifestyle.

 Catch B* at an exclusive Ciroc Circle Celebration in your city this festive season.

1st stop- Shimmy Beach, 20th December 2014

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Hey ya’ll…

Brutal Fruit hosted a beautiful luncheon for me this afternoon to celebrate my October 2014 True Love Magazine cover. The ‘do” was held at the lovely 54 On Bath Hotel in Rosebank, and we invited three of my fans to join me!!

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I was also joined by South African blogger Allegro from OrgellaOnline.com and top SA Entertainment show Selimathunzi.

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Look out for lovely insert on SABC 1 SOON!!

A big thank you to Brutal Fruit, True Love Magazine, DNA Brand Architects and the lovely staff at 54 On BAth Hotel.

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Love, B*

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