Bonang Matheba profile: Biography, age, career, husband, net worth

Bonang Matheba has become a household name in the South African entertainment scene.


She is an award-winning South African TV presenter, radio host, actress, social media personality and businesswoman.

Matheba gained popularity because of her exceptional presenting skills and her distinct signature voice and rose to stardom after hosting the Live AMP Show on SABC1.

She is also renowned for her work on the popular radio show The Front Row.

But who is she?

Below, everything – and more – you need to know about Bonang ‘Queen B’ Matheba.

Bonang Matheba profile summary

Full nameBonang Dorothy MathebaNicknameQueen BGenderFemaleDate of birth25 June 1987Place of birthMahikeng, North West Province, South AfricaCurrent residenceNew York, United StatesAge35 years (at time of publishing)Zodiac signCancerNationalitySouth AfricanEthnicityBlackReligionChristianityHeight5-foot-3 (160cm)Hair colourBlackEye colourDark brownMotherCharlotte MokoenaFatherGampi MathebaSexual orientationHeterosexualRelationship statusDatingOccupationTV presenter, radio host, actress, social media personality and businesswomanSocial media accountsInstagram Twitter

How old is Bonang Matheba?

She was born on 25 June 1987 in Mahikeng in the North West province in South Africa. At the time of publishing she is 35 years old. Her star sign is Cancer.

Who are Bonang Matheba’s parents?

The popular radio host was born to Gampi Matheba and Charlotte Mokoena.

Gampi is a senior lecturer at North West University while Charlotte is the Executive Vice-President for Human Resources and Corporate Affairs at Sasol.

She has two half-siblings called Reabetswe Sechoaro and Thabo Mokoena. Reabetswe is a businesswoman and model. She was among the top 3 contestants at the 2016 Miss International South Africa.


She attended Fourways High School in Johannesburg and later studied at the University of Johannesburg. There, she took a bachelor’s degree in marketing, which she left after landing her first job. Nevertheless, she went back and completed her degree.

How tall is Bonang Matheba?

She stands 5-foot-3 or 160 centimetres. Her eyes are dark brown and her hair is black.


Matheba wears many hats.

She is a TV presenter, radio host, actress, social media personality and businesswoman. Her career in television started when she was 15 years old appearing in the SABC2 kid’s show, Manhattan Fantasy Challenge. She later auditioned and landed a role in the popular music show Live Amp, on SABC1.

Since then, she has worked as a host on several shows such as Clash of the Choirs SA, Afternoon Express, and Top Billing. She has also hosted her own TV show called Being Bonang which ran for three seasons and ended in 2019.

After having a successful career in TV, she joined radio, after working with Metro FM as a host.

Soon, she became a topic of controversy after agreeing to join a rival radio station. This was a breach of contract with Metro FM and she was fired, rehired then eventually she resigned.


Throughout her career in media, Bonang has reached great milestones and has been the recipient of several awards.

They include:

2015 Chanel 24 Social Media Awards – Digital Influencer of the Year

2016 You Spectacular Awards – Most Stylish Female Celeb

2014 SA Style Awards – Most Stylish Media Personality

2015 SA Style Awards – Style Icon of the Year

Where is Bonang Matheba now?

The former TV host relocated to the United States and currently lives in New York. Although not much is known about her work in America, she occasionally visits her homeland. 

Who is Bonang Matheba’s husband?

The renowned actress is yet to tie the knot.

However, she has been romantically linked to several famous South African including AKA, Euphonik, Slikour, D’banj, and is even rumoured to have dated Bafana Bafana star Siphiwe Tshabalala. 

Recently, in an interview on YFM’s newest breakfast show, The Way Up, she revealed that she is dating, but refused to disclose the identity of the man.

Bonang Matheba and AKA

Bonang’s relationship with the late SA rapper AKA was particularly of interest as the two started dating under shady circumstances.

Reportedly they started seeing one another when DJ Zinhle was expecting her first child with AKA.

They dated for some time before breaking up.

Does Bonang Matheba have children?

No, she does not have children. Her focus currently appears to be her work.

What is Bonang Matheba’s net worth?

Bonang has made her fortune as a radio and TV presenter, in brand endorsements and her various business ventures. According to ZAlebs, her net worth is $7 million, equivalent to R138 million.

Bonang Matheba is one of the most popular media personalities in South Africa.

She has had an exceptional career in radio and television which has amassed a fan base not only in Mzansi, but also globally.