With over one million Instagram followers under her belt, there is no doubt that award-winning South African media personality Bonang Matheba knows a thing or two about social media.
The Queen Bee recently covered the Social Media Issue of Glam Africa Magazine and she revealed….
“Online reputation management is so, so important in this day and age because what social media has done, is it has exposed people – racists, people with bad hearts or people in general; we’re now seeing who people genuinely are. But for me, I‘ve enjoyed it. I’ve obviously had some rough patches here and there, but I’ve come up with a formula to not address haters. I never respond to negativity, I don’t start negativity and I don’t participate in negativity, because when you give off love, you get love; when you give off positivity, you get positivity, and I think you can see that with my social media. I vibrate so much love and I vibrate so much positive energy that people give it right back to me.”
From being asthmatic to her favourite fashion designer, Bonang also disclosed to the publication a few fun facts about her. Take a look:
I’m asthmatic – I don’t know how many people know about that. I was diagnosed when I was five years old and I’ve been living with asthma all my life.
Cape Town, because it is beautiful, the culture there is incredible. It’s one of my favourite holiday destinations, because it’s very global, very European, but it’s quintessential South Africa – the markets there and so many things come together beautifully; our fashion, our music, our people. Cape Town really personifies how beautiful South Africa is and what a great nation I think we are.
I love Paris, I love London and I love Los Angeles. And I love Mauritius.
My cell phone, my power bank to charge my cell phone, a pair of sunglasses, my asthma pump and my Revlon lipgloss.
Hazra and Guccia – I absolutely love him; I’ve worked with him numerous times over the years and he just gets better and better. Internationally it has to be Balmain; I have huge respect for Olivier.
I stalk a lot of the Kardashians – I love what they wear, I love their family and I just love their online presence on social media. I get a lot of style inspiration from them.
Photo: Alessandrio Bergman (SYNC Model South Africa)
Styling: Siyamthanda Alakhe Ndube
MUA: Muzi Cebolenkosi Zuma
Location: Maboneng, Johannesburg