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Glitz, Glamour, Fashion and Horses with SABC3
SABC3’s ‘It’ girls to present LIVE at the J&B Met

On Saturday 2nd February, SABC3 will be adding an extra sparkle to one of Cape Town’s top fashion and racing events – the J&B Met, with SA’s ultimate authorities in glamour presenting live from the red carpet.

‘It’ girls Jeannie D and Bonang Matheba will be reporting live from the frontlines at Cape Town’s Kenilworth Race Course, along with the fashionista himself, Somizi Mhlongo, joined by sports presenter Vaylen Kirtley . As the hosts of this prestigious event, the four presenters will bring up-to-the-minute horse racing, fashion news, action and the low down from behind the scenes right to the viewers’ living rooms. Expect live interviews, celebrity fashion, designer do’s and don’ts, and their votes on the best (and worst) dressed.

They’ll be needing plenty of help from the armchair critics, so viewers need to follow @SABC3 on Twitter and tweet them their expert fashion advice for the stars! Remember, the official hashtag for this event is #MetOnSABC3.

As the lifestyle anchor, Jeannie D will be stationed at fashion central, on the J&B red carpet. Bonang will be the official celebrity schmoozer, poised inside the J&B marquee, and Somizi will be entertaining viewers with his tongue-in-cheek quips between ‘plebville’ and the hospitality village.

For the avid equestrians – SABC sports presenter Vaylen Kirtley will bring the viewers up to speed, giving you race side seats to all the latest from the track.

Says Risuna Mayimele, SABC3 Marketing Manager, “We are very excited to broadcast live to the nation. The channel is offering the best of both worlds – fashion and racing. We look foward to giving viewers an accurate and entertaining overview of the day’s activities – showcasing South African talent in more ways than one. We have decided to include lifestyle coverage to support the horse racing broadcast. We know that most people follow the race, not only for just the horses, but for the lifestyle element that comes with it as well. That is the reason SABC3 has decided to show the viewers the fashion as it happens.

We believe that the exciting foursome of Jeannie, Bonang, Somizi, and Vaylen is a make up of appealing hosts and that the presentation will be slick, entertaining and at times even humorous.”

The J&B Met will be broadcast live on SABC 3 on Saturday 02 February at 2:30pm to 5pm. Log onto the SABC3 Facebook page for the build-up this week, and follow the action on Twitter under the #MetOnSABC3 hashtag or @SABC3.

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Happy New Year honeys bees!!

I trust you had an awesome holiday and had time to rest. My year has kicked off already.. Forbes Magazine has named me as one of the 13 African Celebrities To Watch In 2013. Can you say OMG!!

Being on a Forbes List is one of those things that has never crossed my mind and now that it’s happened, I realize how awesome my God is. He’ll open up the gates if you’re willing to do the work.

I’m the only South African female on the list and I’m joined by comedian Trevor Noah and music entrepreneur, DJ Sbu.

Words fail to describe this.. I’m in awe! Clearly 2013 is going to be bigger than I imagined it. Can’t wait!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/mfonobongnsehe/2012/12/30/thirteen-african-celebrities-to-watch-in-2013/2/

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Happy Mondays honey bees…

What an incredible year I’ve had. One of the toughest and most painful year of my life, but also the most fulfilling. I always say that God never puts you through something he knows you cannot handle, and I’m proof. He pulled me through it all then gave me my DREAM JOBS.

This year I started shooting Clash Of The Choirs SA and Top Billing, shot my first Destiny Magazine cover, was on the October cover of Elle Magazine, won a Glamour Award, was on the Forbe’s List, won a Feather Award, had my 1st tv production under my company BME (Bonang Matheba Entertainment) and bought myself a brand spanking new car, lol! I’m blessed beyond description and PROOF yet again, that when you work hard, God will meet you half way.

Thank you for supporting me and loving my craft, even Sunday Times Newspaper agrees with you. I’m their “IT” Girl for 2012 because of ALL the hard work I’ve put in. I’m grateful.

Thank you 2012 for teaching me to be strong, teaching me to be patient and teaching me to just have FAITH. I may not know what God is planning, but he’s always on MY side. And to YOU; be patient, everything will utlimately fall into place. It doesn’t make sense right now, but all will be ok..

Here’s to 2013!! See you next year… love, B*

Wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas… Take time off, rest, relax, unwind and come back refreshed and ready to conquer the world.

Thank you for the constant LOVE and suport!

Happy Holidays, B*

In fashion we trust!!

And I must say 2012 was my FAVOURITE Fashion year ever!! I had so many exquisite fashion moments (If I should say so myself), primarily because they were so many beautiful events to attend this year.

With that said, what an honour to be amongst the Top 5 Most Stylish Women Of 2012 as voted for by premiere fashion blog, www.luxo.co.za. Thank you to the wonderful team at Luxo who felt I was deserving and here’s to many more fashion orgasms..

Here’s what Luxo had to say about my obsession with fashion: “What would a best dressed list be without our gorgeous local talent? The Queen B, Bonang Matheba is on international standards when it comes to style choices and this year she looked stunning in everything she put on from Gert Johan Coetzee creations to Louis Vuitton.”

Check out the link below:

http://luxo.co.za/luxo039s-top-5-most-stylish-women-of-2012.html?articleID=623

Happy Monday honey bees…!!

My year keeps getting better and better and I only have YOU and God to thank for the constant love and support..

The readers of Channel24.co.za have voted me in the Top 5 Best TV presenters in the country for 2012. The website has a yearly survey, where they ask their readers to vote for their favourites. From sports stars to Song Of The Year, this online Poll is one of the best in the country.

What an honour to be listed amongst super star TV Hosts such as Michael Mol, Nicky Greenwall and Graeme Richards. To everyone who took part in the poll, THANK YOU!! I’m so blessed. Check out ALL the winners, follow the link below:

http://www.channel24.co.za/Multimedia/Awards/Top-of-2012-Survey-Winners-20121212

IT Girl Bonang joins Top Billing…

Top Billing announces the inimitable Bonang Matheba as a new presenter

On Tuesday 11 December 2012 at 20:00, entertainment and media phenomenon, Bonang Matheba will grace SABC 3 screens as the latest glamorous addition to Top Billing’s presenter line-up.

Bonang will join the award winning Jeannie D, the beautiful Jo-Ann Strauss, sexy Lorna Maseko, the talented Janez Vermeiren, Ursula Chikane and Top Billing presenter winners Simba Mhere, Jonathan Boynton-Lee in hosting SABC3’s flagship lifestyle program aimed at successful and up-and- coming South Africans.

Often referred to as “The Queen of South African Social Media”, radio and television sweetheart Bonang has been in the entertainment industry since the tender age of 15. Already an entertainment icon in her own right, Bonang has scooped a host of fashion, glamour and style awards, splashing out on the covers of both national and international magazine covers. Currently the face of local design powerhouse Gert Johan Coetzee’s fashion label, Bonang Matheba is synonymous with the kind of sophisticated elegance and effortless glamour that Top Billing has been championing since its inception.

Says Basetsana Kumalo; Executive producer at Tswelopele Productions, “Bonang represents true South African talent with her unique brand essence that captivates audiences. She is a refreshing, relevant and inspiring young woman, who exudes warmth, grace and charm. She will bring her own signature to the show and it’s a pleasure to welcome her to the Top Billing family.”

“We’re extremely grateful and very happy of this new found partnership, we feel that the Top Billing and Bonang brand are perfectly aligned and hope that they will grow from strength to strength”

Sarit Tomlinson – Managing Director (Capacity Relations)

Top Billing is on SABC3 Tuesdays at 20:00

South Africa’s It Girl, Bonang Matheba, and Nigerian superstar Ice Prince have been named as hosts of the 9th Annual Channel O Music Video Awards, brought to you by DStv and DStv Mobile.

Bonang and Ice Prince will bring their unique individuality when Africa’s most prestigious music awards event gets underway on Saturday, 17 November at Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, Soweto.

The 2012 Channel O Music Video Awards will also be broadcast LIVE on Channel O, making sure fans throughout the continent get a taste of the magic that Bonang and Ice Prince are set to bring to this year’s event – as well as the many unique live performances that are lined up. From Botswana rapper Zeus to Nigeria’s Mo Cheddah, multi-nominees Khuli Chana (SA) and Campa Mulla (Kenya), M.anifest (Ghana), Pro, Mi Casa, DJ Zinhle, Bucie and many more, the 9th Annual Channel O Music Video Awards, brought to you by DStv and DStv Mobile, are set to sizzle.

The owner of Bonang Matheba Entertainment, newly named host of Clash Of The Choirs South Africa (which is coming to Mzansi Magic) and radio personality, there’s no end to the talents of the multi-faceted Queen B. Already an accomplished host of a head-spinning array of live events – including the Sunday Times Generation Next Awards, The GQ Best Dressed Men Of The Year Awards, AFI Africa Fashion Awards, the Trey Songz Concert, and the 50 Cent and G-Unit Concert – Bonang is also fashionably forward. She was named Glamour Woman Of The Year in 2012 and is set to launch her own fragrance, Just B* by Bonang – the sure sign of someone who has made it.

“Hosting an awards ceremony of this magnitude is a first for me and a great honour. The Channel O Music Video Awards will be broadcast to over 40 African countries so you can only imagine how excited I am. I’m really honoured to be part of it; this year’s show is going to be massive. The production and execution is going to blow our guests away. So let’s meet on Saturday 17, November at 20:00 as we take Africa to the future,” says Bonang.

Holding it down for the males on the night is Nigerian, Panshak Zamani – popularly known as Ice Prince. He began writing music in 1998 and later formed a group with a couple of his friends called the Ecomog Squad. They had a few performances as a group and split a year later. Fast forward to the present, the Jos-raised artist has become a bonafide solo star across the continent over the past few years, primarily driven by the mega hit “Oleku”. The song, featuring Brymo, saw Ice Prince win Most Gifted Newcomer Video at the 8th Annual Channel O Music Video Awards – and his current chart-toppers “Superstar” and “Magician (Remix)” featuring Gyptian have seen the artist earn a nomination for Most Gifted Hip Hop Video as well as Most Gifted Ragga Dancehall Video, respectively this year.

“I feel really honoured and super excited, I think I am more excited than anyone who has ever hosted/co-hosted the show because it’s a huge privilege to be hosting the biggest award show in Africa,” says Ice Prince.

Tickets to the 2012 Channel O Music Video Awards cost R50 and are currently available from Computicket.

 The 2012 Channel O Music Video Awards will be broadcast LIVE at 20:00 on Channel O from Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptwon, Soweto.

Follow us on twitter @ChannelOTV and the 2012 Channel O Music Video Awards official hashtag is #CHOMVA12.

Channel O is available on Dstv Channel 320 as well as on DStv Mobile.

Happy Thursday darhlings…

Another month, another award. On November 7th I won the 2012 Feather Awards for the “Fag Hag Of The Year’… A fag hag is a girl who’s always surrounded by fabulous gay men- and thats VERY true when it comes to me. I am a big fan of the gay community and I’m super happy to win this award. It’s very funny but it’s also very cool to be recognised within the gay,lesbian community.

I had TONS of fun. The Feather Awards will be broadcast on SABC 1 in December 2012 so keep your ears on the ground for this. I’m gonna put this one right next to my Glamour Woman Of The Year Award, my SA Style Award, my 2011 Feather Award for Best Styled Female and my GSport Style Award… *rubs dirt off shoulder*.. lol!!

I wore this gorgeous neon peplum dress by Gert Johan to the awards…

i LOVE you ALL…

Happy Friday Honey bees…

Another day, another cover!!! This is one of my FAVOURITE covers EVER!! Make sure you get a copy of the City Press Newspaper this Sunday, 4th November to get your hands on the iMag Magazine. Chatting about my new shows and my brand new journey..

Thank you for the endless support… Let’s keep it moving..

Love, Light and Strength..B*