Bonang Matheba

Radio and TV personality

Bonang Matheba was just 15 when she made her TV debut. Since then she has taken the industry by storm. "At first, I was just doing it for fun,� she laughs. Matheba, known to her fans as "Your Girl B�, shot to fame when she presented Live, SABC 1's popular entertainment show. Soon she was doing what other girls her age could only dream about: hosting a hip-hop show on Yfm, modelling and being an MC for corporate events. Now she even has her own fashion label, Baby Star. Not bad for the daughter of two academics. But 23-year-old Matheba is quick to point out that her life is not all glitz and glamour. "To survive in show biz you really need a thick skin,� she says. For her, fame and responsibility go hand in hand: "There are many young girls looking at me. Everything I do is a message. It's really humbling.� � Sibongile Nkosi

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