To add to her many accolades, Queen B was also announced as the recipient of the first-ever African Influencer Award at the 2019 E! People’s Choice Awards.
When chatting to COSMO, Bonang was humble about her win, but spoke about the importance of Africa’s influence on the rest of the world. She said that her win and the introduction of the African Influencer Award as one of the categories in this year’s PCAs, as well the global success of artists like Burna Boy and Sho Madjozi (and The Lion King soundtrack), means that the world is ready to listen and take part in what Africa is saying.
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About her win, she humbly said, ‘I’m very lucky that what I have done with my life is influential to others.’
The E! People’s Choice Awards works on a vote basis, so many of Bonang’s votes came from members of her dedicated fanbase, the BForce. She is full of thanks for her fans, who have stood by her and supported her. She also thanked her team, who have helped her to achieve her goals.
‘I represent a lot of members of the BForce, who are also part of this dream, and they also want to be bigger and greater inside.’
She said the one person who she is excited to meet at the awards ceremony is TV presenter, producer and businessman Ryan Seacrest. I mean, he gave us the Kardashians – we have to stan.
Being Bonang aired its final season this year, and B said that even though she is proud of the impact that the reality show had on pop culture, she is excited for what is to come. She teased that BNG will be collaborating with many exciting brands and people, and she will be launching a new product early next year. She also said that she will be announcing something very exciting early next year that she can’t speak about yet.
Honestly, this is Bonang’s world and we are just lucky to be living in it.
The E! People’s Choice Awards will be broadcast live from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on Monday, 11 November at 4am CAT, with E! Live From The Red Carpet: The E! People’s Choice Awards 2019 kicking off at 2am CAT on E! (DStv channel 124). The ceremony will also be repeated throughout the day on Monday at 12.25pm, 4.15pm and 9.30pm CAT.
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