Bo­nang: I’m a nor­mal per­son with a cool job

The Times (South Africa) - - NEWS - KYLE ZEEMAN Be­ing Bo­nang, to B Bo­nang: From A

MZANSI’S “it girl” Bo­nang Matheba says she is in the best space she has ever been, hav­ing rolled out sev­eral projects with which she has been in­ti­mately in­volved, in­clud­ing a re­al­ity show, a book, a cook­ing show, a set of emo­jis and a mo­bile app.

The launch of most of these hap­pened in a manic 48 hours late last week and Matheba ad­mit­ted it had been over­whelm­ing.

“I’m happy. This has been in the mak­ing for more than a year but I do feel over­whelmed, like it is all hap­pen­ing at the same time. I have put in so much time and ef­fort and now I am just sit­ting back and tak­ing it all in,” she said.

She said she was ex­cited to see how fans re­spond to her re­al­ity show which de­buted on Vuzu Amp last Fri­day.

“I was so ner­vous be­cause I’ve been such a pri­vate per­son for such a long time but I am now at a point where I am so com­fort­able with my­self that I don’t mind shar­ing it. The show will dis­pel a lot of myths: that I am a bitch and an ice queen.

“Peo­ple don’t know that I am funny, that I am laid back, that I am ratchet, that I love to dance, that I am loud and that I am au­then­ti­cally and proudly Tswana. Peo­ple are go­ing to say: ‘Ac­tu­ally, she is very chilled.’ I am a nor­mal per­son. I just hap­pened to have a re­ally cool job,” Matheba said.

Matheba re­cently threw a lav­ish 30th birth­day party and has won the heart of rap­per AKA.

“I am proud to be his and he is proud to be mine,” she said. Matheba’s book

is avail­able at book­stores na­tion­wide.

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