Writing about Bonang Matheba annually is becoming a thing for me because every year, she tops the last and gives me the material to write about on a silver platter.
The multi-award-winning media personality and mogul continues to add accolades to the name and brand that is BNG. In December she was honoured at the GQ Men of the Year Awards, a ceremony that celebrates trailblazing men and women in their respective fields.
....GQ's favourite gal! ❄ pic.twitter.com/RxJ0Ou6rbk— Bonang Matheba 👑 (@bonang_m) December 14, 2020
"On behalf of all women who take chances, lead, innovate as well as inspire the next generation to do even more and be even more, I am very proud to receive this award," she said as she accepted her award for Woman of the Year. Back in 2018 she also graced the publication as the first South African woman to have a stand-alone cover.
Matheba has made multiple business moves this year as she continues to add to her portfolio. What began as a career in television and radio has multiplied into so many successful projects – some industry related and some that have cemented Bonang Matheba as a brand.
*Queen B gifs from AmaMeme, of course
Back in the first quarter of 2019, Matheba launched her own range of Brut and Brut Rosé Méthode Cap Classiques (MCCs) under the House of BNG – positioning her as the first black woman to become a member of The Cap Classique Producers Association. Just ahead of the summer, she recently added to that product range by launching one of South Africa's first true sparkling wines in a can. The BNG Nectar Rosé and BNG Nectar Blanc follow the success of her Brut and Brut Rosé MCCs last year and the Prestige Reserve earlier this year.
Having dominated the entertainment industry for more than 15 years, Matheba has managed to maintain relevance and make every move better than the last.
Earlier this year when a fan mentioned that they missed her on radio, she announced her move to iHeartRADIO with her show scheduled to begin in 2021. The American broadcast, podcast and streaming radio platform functions as the national umbrella brand for iHeartMEDIA's radio network, the largest radio broadcaster in the United States.
The major move, while impressive, comes as no surprise because the woman truly is a force and everything she dabbles in catapults her to success.
To say I am excited to see what the next year looks like for her is an understatement. May she continue to rise and inspire as she does so well.
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