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Bonang makes Forbes list

By Nomaswazi Nkosi | Jan 04, 2013 | COMMENTS [ 58 ]

POPULAR radio and television personality Bonang Matheba is excited at having made it into the list of Forbes Magazine's 13 most influential artists in Africa and has promised to work harder to make her star shine brighter.

Of the 13, Trevor Noah, DJ Sbu and Bonang Matheba are the only South Africans who made the list.

Other celebrities to make the list are Serge Ibaka, a Congolese basketball player who plays in the American National Basketball Association, Julius Onah, a Nigerian filmmaker, and Ajak Deng, a model from Sudan.

"I'm so honoured to have made the Forbes list. It was amazing," Matheba said. "I never thought I'd ever make it to a Forbes list and being the only South African female to have made the list and to be among greats like Trevor Noah and DJ Sbu is an honour.

"Making the Forbes list contributes to a great start to the new year. Who knows what else is in store for the rest of the year?"

Matheba said she thought her work ethic and consistency had helped her earn a coveted spot on the list.

"There is also the fact that I am able to bounce back from hardships and tend to kick butt, so no one can tell me anything about attitude," she said.

Noah made waves in the Unites States last year when he made appearances on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the first South African comedian to do so.

DJ Sbu, real name Sibusiso Leope, has helped launch the music careers of artists such as Zahara and the late Brown Dash through the TS Records label.

Forbes Post: Thirteen African Celebrities To Watch In 2013

Ahmen Soultan, Recording Artist, Morocco

David Oyelowo, Actor, Nigeria

Trevor Noah, Comedian, South Africa

Serge Ibaka, NBA basketball player, Republic of Congo

Julius Onah, Film-maker, Nigeria

Kudzanai Chiurai, Artist, Painter, Zimbabwe

Mataano, Fashion Designers, Ethiopia

DJ Sbu, DJ, Recording Artist, Social Entrepreneur, South Africa

Ajak Deng, Supermodel, Sudan

Camp Mulla, Hip Hop Group, Kenya

Sarkodie / R2Bees, Recording Artists, Ghana

Mark Tonderai Hodges, Film-maker, Zimbabwe

Bonang Matheba, Media Personality, South Africa

Ref: Forbes

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Feb 23, 2013 12:15 | 0 replies

Can somebody entertain China-man he was raped when he was a little boy he needs attention guys.

Jan 04, 2013 2:7 | 0 replies

Sei Tu Teng

Jan 04, 2013 2:0 | 0 replies

@somaartakeit
@Zuluchick I have to agree Bonang is not different to Khanyi Mbau or Kelly Khumalo or Chommey like you say they are just hustlers nothing less nothing more, its offensive to even think of them as celebrities cause there is nothing to celebrate about their way of life and how they got where they are
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i couldnt agree more

the word 'influential' is realloy being mocked in this case, but i guess our standards wont be same some just dont see the need of having them high...

Jan 04, 2013 1:39 | 0 replies

!#Sinudeity#!
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go back to new$24 before I close the article for commenting.....

Jan 04, 2013 1:38 | 0 replies

Grats to DJ Sbu, Trevor Noah and Matheba for making the list.
Next year, we will take over the list, and fill it up with local talent.

Jan 04, 2013 1:35 | 0 replies

inspiration for woman beaters..........'let's beat them up and tell them we love them, they'll drop them charges'.

Jan 04, 2013 1:34 | 0 replies

@Zuluchick I have to agree Bonang is not different to Khanyi Mbau or Kelly Khumalo or Chommey like you say they are just hustlers nothing less nothing more, its offensive to even think of them as celebrities cause there is nothing to celebrate about their way of life and how they got where they are.

Jan 04, 2013 1:24 | 0 replies

Cheng Tu Sei.

Jan 04, 2013 1:12 | 0 replies

BlessedGirl
@zuluchick
really?

what is this b.itch going to inspire me to do????

where are the young black business women breaking barriers?? they should get recognition not her! dum.b as.s
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Realy now??...was all that necessary?
What is it with people these days?...they just hate hate and hate...for what? and what do you gain if you hate so much?

Bonang...Congratulations girl

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to answer your question ...........yes that was necessary i was merely expressing my intense feelings and views i see no wrong in that.

bonang has done nothing grand or worth praising she is just another SA caleb hustling and flooding our tv screens and newspapers really id rather not go into insults so lets just stick to our own opinions without hindering each other.

Jan 04, 2013 12:55 | 0 replies

By selecting these mediocre ppl they want to make it out as if we are mediocre who have no standards class or values, and I find this to be offensive.

Jan 04, 2013 12:18 | 0 replies