Congratulations are in order for presenter, radio host and reality tv star Bonang Matheba! The trailblazer has just made history by winning an E! People’s Choice Award for African Influencer of the Year!
Talking to Sunday Times, the 32 year-old said she cried when she heard the news. “I cried, I really did cry. After crying I called my mom and spoke to her on the phone. My mom is somebody who is very spiritual and believes in prayer, so I had a prayer session with her.”
Queen B took to Instagram to share the news! “We won! Oh damn… thank you so much to everyone to everyone who voted! This is wild… Next stop, Santa Monica, California,” she wrote.
In a clip posted by E! Africa, Bonang thanks her fans and everyone who voted for her. “Thank you so very much to everyone who voted for me, I can not believe I have won the E! entertainment African Influencer of the year. This is huge man,” she said.
Nominees in the category included Minnie Dlamini, Cassper Nyovest and other fellow African stars such as Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Diamond Platnumz, Davido and WizKid.
The E! People’s Choice Awards will take place on November 11 and will be broadcast live from Santa Monica in the US on Monday, from 4 a.m. on E! (DStv channel 124).