Words of wisdom from Africa’s first lady of entertainment Bonang Matheba

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There is nothing better than seeing our fellow African women killin’ it in the game. Bonang Matheba is a South African television host, radio personality, and business woman.

From, hosting  the red carpet for E!,  being the brand ambassador for Revlon South Africa and mentoring South African girls. Bonang can be inspiration for all of us due to her passion for African women and woman empowerment.

Here our some word of wisdom from Bonang  that any #MotherlandMogul can apply to their lives.

Cutting out the negativity

“I’ve had to cut out a few acquaintances after realising that negative energy from people I associated myself with would weigh me down, letting go of such relations helped me focus on my career and self development.”

As DJ Khaled affectionately put it, stay away from they. Negative people can take up your time and time is money.

As the old saying goes you are who you surround yourself with. If you surround yourself with Negative Nancies and Debbie Downers soon enough you will find yourself becoming one of them.

If you want to be fulfilled, successful, and career focused, make sure you constantly surround yourself with people who are the same.

Be whatever you want to be

“We live in a world where everyone has the ability to be whatever they wish to be no matter the circumstance or environment one comes from.”

Sometimes we get into the habit of letting opportunities or great ideas we have pass due to our previous experiences or the situations that we are in.

Your dreams are valid.

Your circumstances don’t define your future.

Never let go of an opportunity you believe in. Never doubt yourself or let where you’ve come from define you.

destinyHold on to your confidence

“Always be confident in your skin and your capabilities. I can’t tell you how many times people have told me, “No, you can’t do this. No, you can’t do that,” but I always remained confident in myself.”

Don’t let a few no’s or failures tarnish your confidence.

Bonang didn’t easily reach over a million Twitter followers or become one of the most influential people on the African continent. She isn’t an overnight success story.

Bonang  was turned down in at least 25 auditions before her first big break at YFM radio, she auditioned 9 times to be a presenter on Live Amp.

Some of us would have threw in the towel after the first 3 rejections but Bonang didn’t take no for an answer.

“Rise above, replace hate with love and pray, work hard, dress up and kill it.”

“You need to grow so hard and so thick and so strong to a point where it doesn’t matter what people think, you need to do what makes you happy.”

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