On Saturday 14 May, energetic South African television presenter and businesswoman Bonang Matheba co-hosted the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards in Lagos, Nigeria alongside former Big Brother Africa host, IK Osakioduwa. Bonang shot to the top of Twitter’s trending list after tweeps praised her for her stellar presenting skills.
BONANG MATHEBA AT AFRICA MAGIC VIEWERS CHOICE AWARDS
Bonang Matheba was announced as the host for the eighth annual Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards on 3 May. The 34-year-old has hosted several awards shows and pageants including the Miss South Africa pageant, the MTV Africa Music Awards and the MTV Europe Music Awards pre-show in 2014.
Speaking to Africa Magic on her Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards debut, Matheba said it has been “a long time coming”.
“It’s always such an honour to host live productions and I think after COVID, we haven’t had the opportunity to be outside to have these big, big productions with live studio audiences,” said Bonang.
“It’s also an honour, Any single stage I get to step on is an honour.”
BONANG STEALS THE SHOW
For the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Bonang stole the show in four different outfits which were all designed by Nigerian designers.
The presenter’s first dress was designed by Lagos-based designer, SheyeOladejo. Her blue dress was designed by House of Dova, the third by 2207bytbally and the fourth by was a stunning white suit by Sevon Dejana.
TAKE A LOOK AT BONANG’S PRESENTING SKILLS AND DRESSES
TWITTER PRAISES QUEEN B
Following the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, tweeps praised Bonang for her presenting skills.
“I don’t care what happened, Bonang Matheba will always be one of my greatest tv presenters of all time,” wrote one tweep.
“If we haven’t realised how much of a gift [she] is to our South African entertainment industry, I’m afraid it’s too late!” wrote another tweep.
“She commands a strong presence and voice on that stage. Wow!”