In April, local star, Bonang Matheba dazzled as the host at the centenary celebration dinner for Nelson Mandela in London, now SA’s 'Queen B' will be hosting Global Citizen Festival alongside Oprah Winfrey, Naomi Campbell, Gayle King, Bob Geldof, Tyler Perry and Forest Whitaker.
The news came shortly after the official announcement on Monday that Beyoncé and Jay-Z will headline the first Global Citizen Festival to be held on December 2, at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.
'Queen B's fans and followers couldn't contain their excitement as they begin to congratulate the Top Billing presenter on social media.
Who better to host such a glorious, star-studded event, then the best in the business. Our nation treasure @bonang_m 🔪🔪👌 perfect! Fitting 🔥🔥— We Love Bonang B* Matheba ❤we stan Forever #BForce (@Bonang_mfan) July 9, 2018
Congratulations Bonanng 👑🐝#GlobalCitizenFestivalSA 💐🚀 pic.twitter.com/RoPERZT3qx
"Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100 hosts include Naomi Campbell, BONANG MATHEBA, Sir Bob Geldof, Gayle King, Tyler Perry and Forest Whitaker"— Highly Melanated (@KhubaElihle) July 9, 2018
MY QUEEN REIGNS SUPREME👑🐝👑🐝👑🐝👑🐝👑🐝👑🐝👑🐝👑🐝👑🐝👑🐝👑🐝💕 @bonang_m
— Put It On Ice❄ (@tshiamoteke) July 9, 2018
Bonang was honestly the best person for it. Absolutely marvelous— Itumeleng (@2meleng) July 9, 2018
Look at God
Matheba thanked her fans. Posting a heartfelt message on her timeline, stating that she's been "weeping all morning", despite her knowing about the gig for some time now - after another follower asked her how long she's known about the hosting deal.
Thank you. been weeping all morning!!! To God be the glory!! ❤️🙏🏽 https://t.co/2hBIWhYpVL— Bonang B* Matheba (@bonang_m) July 9, 2018
.a few months. Lol. https://t.co/s40JX5PdyJ— Bonang B* Matheba (@bonang_m) July 9, 2018
And it seems someone already predicted this even before the announcement:
If Beyoncé Is Coming To Perfom , Then Bonang Must Host The Mandela Concert Please . pic.twitter.com/3z5V7rY7VO— Dorothy. (@HimThird) July 8, 2018
Others were already "fasting" and praying for it:
I'm fasting for this. I'm speaking it into existence. I am asking the Universe to align the stars!— B. Mosoetsa (@RhapsodicEarth) July 8, 2018
Give the people what they want and thina sifuna u Mo-ghel our very own Queen B— Nompilo (@Nompilo09436717) July 9, 2018
Joining Beyonce and Jay-Z on stage is a blend of local and international stars Cassper Nyovest, D'banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams and Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher and Wizkid.IOL