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Ballerinas, A-List stars, & Champagne! #BonangTurns30 in Style



South African TV star Bonang Matheba celebrated her 30th birthday in style on Saturday night.

The TV star’s birthday bash was an A-list, Ballgowns and Champagne extravaganza which held in a decorated private dining room at Summer Place, in Hyde Park, Johannesburg.

The guest-list included her boyfriend AKA, Maps Maponyane, Nomzamo Mbatha, Basetsana Kumalo, Fikile Mbalula, Khanyi Dhlomo, Lorna Maseko amongst others.

Bonang was undoubtedly the star of the show as she arrived at the floral themed party dressed in a strapless ruffled pink ballgown, designed by Gert-Johan Coetzee surrounded by ballerinas from the Joburg Ballet dance company.

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Photo Credits | Instagram
@precioustheplanner, @mmaponyane,@bonang_m,nomzamo_m,@pearlmodiadie, @tshepivundla, @kay_loano



  1. Jide

    July 9, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    I know a one way friendship when I see one. Hahah Toke wasn’t invited?! Toke’s Lagos party loading in 5, 4 , 3

    • Ms B

      July 9, 2017 at 10:32 pm

      So Toke is your own life problem? The party is about/for bonang. Comment on that and get a life. Maybe one day you’ll be famous enough for people to look for you in a blog??

    • FasholasLover

      July 10, 2017 at 12:59 am

      So much bile yet, Toke does not even know you exist.

    • Fleur

      July 10, 2017 at 4:13 am

      I was actually going to ask this question but not for bad reason. I was under the impression they were BFFs

  2. Marie

    July 9, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Very lovely

  3. funmilola

    July 9, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Toke’s “twin”

  4. Girl Nextdoor

    July 9, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Where is TM?

  5. darkies

    July 9, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Bonang Is Born On June But Chose To Celebrate Her BirthDay In July The Same Day Minnie Dlamini Has TRADITIONAL wedding but it’s also her boyfriend child birthday today and she knew that.

  6. nene

    July 9, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    she looks 40

    • funmilola

      July 9, 2017 at 11:27 pm


  7. Vidavi

    July 9, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    Nigerians love to speculate sha. Maybe Toke had already commited to going to the wedding, and couldn’t get out of it

  8. Vidavi

    July 9, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    But then again, girls who like the limelight don’t like to share the spotlight. Maybe she thought Toke would outshine her

  9. Letty

    July 10, 2017 at 12:23 am


  10. Queen of Sheba

    July 10, 2017 at 1:23 am

    All I see is that dress ???

  11. Temi

    July 10, 2017 at 4:21 am

    When I turned 30 i was a Ph.D candidate, married , mother of one and pregnant for another one. Life! oh life..

    • Smackdown

      July 10, 2017 at 4:42 am

      Your life your choice ?

    • Surely

      July 10, 2017 at 6:31 am

      Sounds like a basic Nigerian woman life to me. Marriage is not a milestone accomplishment. Kids, maybe. But what’s your quality of life?
      I’m happy to see 30 and financially successful UNMARRIED women because they most likely know who they are by then. And riffraffs will be afraid to date them.
      Meanwhile, upon all your boasting, why didn’t you mention how much money that phd got you?

    • Mawi

      July 10, 2017 at 9:48 am

      @Temi: and your point is what exactly? Please explain

    • Biker Chic

      July 10, 2017 at 10:52 am

      Phd??? Aunty, Your English sucks.

    • Josephine

      July 10, 2017 at 11:12 am

      What a mean comment. Gosh.

    • Charlotte

      July 10, 2017 at 1:12 pm

      Most SA women and those in progressive countries look at 30 as a time of self discovery and accomplishment. That’s why women in South Africa are the most independent in the continent and top 5 in the world. In countries like Nigeria marriage is the pinnacle of accomplishment for most females but in South Africa the biggest achievement for females is self sufficiency and one defines that through any space of happiness they find themselves in. Nobody questions a women at 40 whose never been married or without child in SA because marriage and kids don’t make a female.

    • Lilo

      July 10, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      Hahah. Very basic and predictable. I’m sure you did all that for your parents. Hope it’s working out well for you.

    • roflol

      July 11, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      @charlotte really? thats why women in SA are more independent? hahaha… pls stop it

  12. TheTruth

    July 10, 2017 at 9:27 am

    I’m just wondering where her besty/twin Toke is? Hmmmm Toke does seem like a seasonal person sha

  13. TheTruth

    July 10, 2017 at 9:33 am

    @Temi, please remember Gods timing for everyone’s life is different. Please do not judge someone based on yours. Remember, not everyone’s life long ambition is to be married, there is so much more to life than marriage. Since your a mother wife etc, you must be very busy, but yet, you still found time to post a negative comment ? Life oh life

  14. Ijs

    July 10, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Temi,I don’t understand. When you turned 30, was there a big party with celebrities in attendance and so much happiness showing on your face? Did your name come up in a Google search? Where you known around the world? You’ve done what is regular for those who have the funds/parents. Nothing stops Bonang from getting married and having kids

    • tam

      July 10, 2017 at 1:59 pm

      As long as it’s not at the cost of someone else’s happiness…sorry I couldn’t resist?

  15. BN Rules

    July 10, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Temi, you should have just said, when I was 30, I had a phd and was working to get grants for research. I like to see women successful at 30. I chose my path which would be education and I’m glad to see Bonang following her path which is entertainment. May all our dreams come true.

    See on BN, it’s all about delivery. The above would have saved you insults and if you wanted to silently diss Bonang, BNers would have helped you because someone would have definitely commented with something like ‘a phd is what we call a real achievement not all these vain girls’ and BNers would have started taking sides; some supporting the commenters and some insulting her.

    On no account should you have mentioned the married with a child and expecting one cos even if you had written the contents of my first paragraph, BNers will eat you raw for mentioning marriage and children. The rules of the BN game are simple;

    – We are all educated, posh, tush people who do not believe marriage is the holy grail, do not date sugar daddies and God forbid we get played or anything. As per marriage, what’s that, it happens when it happens- except on BN wedding posts where we forget and say stuff like ‘aww, I love love, when will mine happen’.

    – We are not the average Nigerians oh. There’s a way we think and react.

    – We are not ratchet and do not like gossip cos we’re educated, forward thinking folks (forget the fact that the posts with the most comments are about gossip oh, all the cerebral posts get at most 3 comments but I guess with the cerebral posts we’re in deep moments of sober reflection while we just have to call out the stupidity of the gossip posts).

    – We can spot a fake Birkin, Hermes etc.

    – Toke is someone we love to hate.

    – Chika Ike, aww so razz.

    – If you are an IJGB celeb, you are cool with us.

    – We are the ultimate fashion police.

    If social media were high school, we would be the ‘cool kids’ and like with all cool kids, only a few are really cool. The rest are just keeping up perception.

    Madam, don’t goof like this next time, look at Mz Socially Akward, she is the ultimate cool kid here.

    People like Paul, John, etc. are like that brother that’s annoying but what we will do. They are those jerks that like to annoy the cool girls but they are do not care and I guess their boys love them.

    Cisi Eze and Nkem Ndem are pariahs, we will diss them and roll our eyes on every of their posts, even if they say ‘the sun rises in the morning’, we will say ‘Ooh Nkem, all these made up stories, I’m sure you weren’ t awake in the morning to watch the sun rise’. but as with most people confident to be true to themselves, they are beginning to win some to their way of thinking and BN the principal likes them cos they generate comments. They are those smashers in school, the teacher’s pet.

    I hope you have learnt and thank me oh, before you become confined to the reject table.

  16. Omari

    July 10, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    i thought she was older or is this her ‘football age’??

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