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10 Things Everyone Is Dying To See On Bonang Matheba’s Upcoming Book

Bonang Matheba has revealed that she’s currently penning a book about her experiences in SA showbiz. The book is set for release sometime in 2017. Take a look at these 10 Things we all want to read in it!

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She’s had one of the most untouchable careers in South Africa’s flourishing showbiz industry.

And now that Bonang Matheba has revealed she is penning a book to discuss the ins and outs of the entertainment industry in which she has been so triumphant, fans and peers are curious what the 28 year old media darling will reveal.

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The Queen B is as famous as she is private. Mysterious, even.

“They have to talk about you”, she jotted on her now famous pinned tweet. “Because when they talk about themselves, nobody listens.” Ouch!

That is the furthest she has gone in retaliating to all the comments some of her peers have made about her. Now that there’s a book coming, it’s time to get to know the real Bonang.

1o Things we are most curious about:

THAT WORK ETHIC

Bonang Matheba’s ascension to the top of Africa’s entertainment business has not been due to luck. The 29 year old perfectionist is a self confessed workaholic who gives the many projects she juggles 100 %, at all times. But how did she cultivate the work ethic? What motivates her to keep pushing on the days when she would rather not leave the bed and how does she keep refining what she does? We all stand to benefit from valuable take on this.

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STYLE, STYLE, STYLE!

The media personality is also famous for her impeccable style! Not only has she topped numerous best dressed lists, on many which she still seems fairly unrivalled, but she’s created these stable relationships with fashion designers and labels that complement her solid brand. Recently, she was announced as the main host for the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards just days before the main event. Even with these time constraints, the stylish Matheba slayed effortlessly. Can she please delve more into her style secrets? Thank you.

Bonang Matheba style

HAIR & BEAUTY SECRETS

Being the perfectionist that she is, Bonang Matheba’s make up and hair are always on point.  How does she pick these make up artists and hairstylists? How does she know so well what works for her skin, her face, brows, lips, nails and hair?

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So much to choose from!

WHAT’S HER 10 YEAR PLAN?

At the end of every year, she teases some of her plans for the next year. While we all do that, most of our plans don’t really go along the lines of ‘conquering Africa’, and then actually doing it. But what is her ultimate goal over the next decade?

RELATIONSHIPS 

She’s kept quiet on her much talked about A – list romances in the past. This would be an apt opportunity to read all about those kinds of things that aren’t any of our business. That would kind of make her your friend- in – your – head

Bonang and AKA

Bonang and AKA is the most talked about celebrity pairing in South Africa

ALLEGED CELEB FEUDS

She’s been specific about her intentions for writing this book. That she wants to inspire and empower other by sharing what she’s learned in the business. It’s unlikely that she will be wasting too much time dwelling on much publicised beefs with the likes of Pearl Thusi in this book. That said, her side of the story would be refreshing – especially because she hardly comments on such things.

FORMER CELEB FRIENDSHIPS

Bonang and Somizi were once inseparable BFFs. They posted some of the most fun snaps on social media, travelled together and attended big functions and as A-List tag team. No one is sure what happened next, however. Except that they unfollowed each other and the supply of the friendship photos dried up. We’ve heard a couple of things from Somizi, who discussed the fall out on his reality show on Mzansi Magic. Bonang’s side in this book would do the trick for many fans.

bonang and somizi

BFFs no more. Bonang’s fall out with Somizi remains a big mystery for the masses.

TIME MANAGEMENT 

Gosh! How does she do it all? In a day, she hosts a live radio show on Metro FM in Johannesburg, shoots the television Afternoon Express in Cape Town, and then shoots Top Billing in the same week. Can you imagine all the flying? Some of us would call it a day just with the headache from the flying. Not Bonang, who juggles all of those things with presenting the biggest gigs on E-Entertainment, BET and MTV whenever the cheque suffices.

EMBARRASSING MOMENTS 

But since she is so well put together, one can’t help but wonder what has been some of her not so refined private moments! That would make for a fun read.

TIPS ON SA SHOWBIZ

And of course, her expertise on all things entertainment industry in South Africa. She’s maintained impressive longevity, consistency and finesse over the years. Between her days on SABC 1’s LIVE and now being a higher echelon kind of chick, there’s so much that we can learn. We can also learn from how she auditioned over 5 times to get her job on Metro FM.

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Pregnant Lootlove Debuts Adorable Twin Baby Bump Pics!

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Fridays are usually reserved for the premiering of brand new music in South Africa. But while we were treated to our usual supply of fresh boops this afternoon, Lootlove’s baby bump snaps have easily melted way more hearts!

 

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It’s a phenomenal time to be me. God and my ancestors came together for me and blessed me with something so wonderful! I’m pregnant!😆🤰🏾💁🏽‍♀️ I won’t lie! I’m shoooook! Haha! 😆 I always thought I was cool 🤣😋… and now to find out that I’m having twins makes me even cooler! I am carrying Hip and Hop 😋🤣 This is the most beautiful time of my life. Most precious. The scariest and the most exciting. I’m completely vulnerable and sensitive. I’m excited! I’m nervous but all that goes away when I feel weird little “gas bubbles” which I now know are little kicks because I’m carrying life. A reminder of the miracle and wonder that is God. ❤️ As “personalities”/“celebrities”, we are selfishly required to share every moment in our lives and when we don’t, we have people around us that we think we can trust, who gladly do it for us wether it hurts/compromises us and those we love or not. We constantly have vultures flying above us ready to share our private lives in the most non-emotional manner ever. You may forget but all I am is Human. Flesh and blood and nothing will ever change that and yes, my life is your entertainment, I get that, but try walk a mile in my shoes. The most important thing for me has been protecting my family, my persons family, his beautiful children and respecting tradition. My silence has had everything to do with making sure that everyone who matters has their moment with this, that they feel everything, from shock to happiness to curiosity to excitement, ALL OF IT, Alone, Without the rest of the country pitching in, hounding them/adding commentary/calling or harassing them etc. Its a beautiful time, it’s a sacred time, it’s OUR time. I am BEAMING! Here’s to LOVE. Here’s to forever with the greatest gifts of them all. P.S If you see me in the streets, please don’t touch my tummy… I will punch you in the throat! 😃😘 K thanks byeeeee ❤️🌻😍😃😇🤰🏾💁🏽‍♀️ 📸: @aust_malema 💃🏾: @siya_weloveher 💋: @preciousxabamakeup #LootLoveSquared👑

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Also, she’s pregnant with twins, which “makes me cooler”, so there’s that.

The Media personality surprised fans when she shared the pictures of her sporting a baby bump on her Instagram page. The discernibly joyous mom to be has two cute faces drawn on her tummy for the twins, which she’s playfully referring to as Hip and Hop respectively.

Lootlove has been seeing Hip Hop artist Reason for a minute now, and the two have kept their romance below the radar and out of the press. That hasn’t stopped fans and celebrities from congratulating the couple on their looming bundles of joy!

Congrats Lootlove and Reason!

 

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Bonang Wows At ‘Put No Girl Behind’ United Nations Discussions

The South African media Queen proved she’s just getting started as she co-piloted diplomatic discussions with leading global leaders at a recent UN function aimed at educating girls.

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Photo Credit: Bonang Matheba via Instagram

Bonang Matheba recently represented South Africa as an esteemed moderator of a United Nations panel discussion between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron and UK Minister Theresa May.

Bonang Matheba at the UN

Photo Credit: Bonang Matheba via Instagram

Matheba, who looked demure and professional as she spotted a sleek ponytail, opened the discussions by highlighting her very own philanthropical work here in South Africa, where she’s championed her Bonang Matheba education fund to assist young women with furthering their studies.

She then proceeded to execute her moderating duties, which have left fans wowed by her ability to stretch and refashion her famous effervescent presenting style to the diplomatic and official tone of the event and its world leaders.

RELATED: BONANG UNLEASHES KILLER STYLE AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

The event focused on breaking barriers and leaving no girls behind – a countdown to 203o that aims to redress failures to meet the Millennium Development Goal of achieving universal primary education by 2015.

The goal is to accelerate action on girls’ education while ensuring that girls who are currently in school are able to master the basics and progress through secondary education, it says here.

READ: BONANG IS THE FIRST FEMALE SOUTH AFRICAN CELEB TO COVER GQ!

Matheba, who was recently named the Best Media Personality at the IARA Awards in London, is also prepping her hosting duties at the looming Global Citizen festival, where she will be sharing the stage with Trevor Noah and Dave Chapelle

WATCH Bonang do her thing below! 

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Boity Apologising for Her Throwback Homophobic Remarks Is A Good Start

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The surfacing of archived tweets containing homophobic sentiments by a slew of South African celebrities has opened dialogues about the toxic heterosexist landscape of the local entertainment business. 

Just days after her first ever Hip Hop joint set the streets ablaze and earned the media-personality-turned-rapper her first number one on iTunes, Boity has had to apologise for homophobic remarks she tweeted almost a decade ago. She also acknowledged that while her views have changed along with her growth, she used to be quite the outspoken homophobe back then.

The apology comes after a series of old homophobic tweets resurfaced. She was only 19 years old when she vented her hateful spleen towards the queer community, but she has grown a lot over the years. Her views on sexuality were “warped” back then, but she knows better now.

Tweeted Boity amid backlash; “A decade ago, I was naive, homophobic, young and didn’t know better”, she explained. ” I was 19 and my views on sexuality were warped. We grow, our views change and we do better. It’s gut-wrenching and embarrassing to see them now however I am not the same person I was 10 years ago.”

She proceeded to apologise to everyone she has hurt in the old tweets.


The tweets in question were published over different occasions. In one, she is upset by what she perceives to be a surge in the representation of black gay male romance in local TV soapies.

In another scathing tweet, she leaves no shred of doubt about how she feels about the queer community.  
Boity’s apology was met with further debates about the unaddressed homophobia that goes on unchecked in the South African entertainment business.

Despite increasing visibility, what with the likes of Somizi and, amongst other Nakhane Toure proudly shining the spotlight on the existence of gay people in the creative industry, there’s no doubt the business remains rigidly heterosexist.

Tweets allegedly published on Nadia Nakai and Rouge’s Twitter years ago have also attracted some interest, but the two rappers are yet to take actual ownership. That remains to be seen.

While polarising, Boity’s apology has been embraced by many as a good start at acknowledging the pain she has caused many people. She herself was young at the time, and how many of us wish we could have expressed ourselves differently ten years ago.

 

 

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