South African icon leads the way towards international recognition for Africa
Bonang Matheba, affectionately known as ‘Queen B’, has been awarded the inaugural “African Influencer of the Year” award at the 45thannual E! People’s Choice Awards. After many years of recognition as one of South Africa’s leading celebrities, she has received her well-deserved global adulation, proudly validating South Africa’s significance on the international stage. The E! People’s Choice Awards will be broadcast live from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on Monday, 11 November 2019 from 04:00am CAT on E! (DStv channel 124) with E! Live From The Red Carpet beforehand at 02:00am CAT. The ceremony will also be repeated throughout the day on Monday at 12:25, 16:15 and 21:30 CAT.
Voted for by fans across the continent, she beat a host of other well-known African celebrities, including Cassper Nyovest (South Africa), Minnie Dlamini-Jones (South Africa), Yemi Alade (Nigeria), Tiwa Savage (Nigeria), Davido (Nigeria), Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) and Wizkid (Nigeria).
Bonang comments: “I’m beyond thrilled to be the first ever winner of the African Influencer of the Year category at the E! People’s Choice Awards. I still can’t believe it – I cried when I found out! I can’t thank my fans enough for voting. Being able to represent Africa and all it has to offer on such a global scale really is a dream come true. Next stop Santa Monica!”
She will receive her award on the red carpet from E! Africa host Kat Sinivasan. Bonang joins A-list celebrity winners of the 2019 E! People’s Choice Awards including Gwen Stefani, the recipient of the “Fashion Icon Award”, Jennifer Aniston, who will be given “The People’s Icon of 2019” award and P!nk who will receive the “People’s Champion Award”.
The E! People’s Choice Awards will be broadcast live from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on Monday 11th November at 04:00am CAT, with E! Live From The Red Carpet: The E! People’s Choice Awards 2019 kicking off at 02:00am CAT on E! (DStv channel 124). The ceremony will also be repeated throughout the day on Monday at 12:25, 16:15 and 21:30 CAT.
Live From The Red Carpet: The E! People’s Choice Awards 2019 and the E! People’s Choice Awards are both produced by Den of Thieves with Executive Producers Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager and Barb Bialkowski.