Johannesburg – Media personality Bonang Matheba has won the inaugural African Influencer of the Year award for her influence on the African continent.
Matheba, AKA Queen B, was the first recipient of the award, to be presented to her at the 45th annual E! People’s Choice Awards in Santa Monica in the US on 11 November. She had been nominated along with African stars that include Cassper Nyovest, Minnie Dlamini-Jones, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Diamond Platnumz and Wizkid.
Soon after the announcement that fans had voted in her favour Matheba said she could not believe it, and went on to cry in joy.
“I am much more than thrilled to be the first ever winner of the African Influencer of the Year award at the E! People’s Choice Awards. I can’t thank my fans enough for voting for me. Being able to represent Africa and all it has to offer on such a global scale really is a dream come true,” she said.
Last year she was the first recipient of the 5 For Changemaker Award, and came out top at the Global Social Awards earlier this year in Prague.
Queen B will join the A-list celebrity winners of the 2019 E! People’s Choice Awards; who include Gwen Stefani, winner of the Fashion Icon Award, Jennifer Aniston, who will receive the People’s Icon of 2019 award and P!nk who will get the “People’s Champion Award”.