Bonang Matheba has been in the showbiz industry for more than 18 years and has told TshisaLIVE that the most vital lesson she has learnt is to trust no-one in the industry.
The media mogul who came in the industry at the age of 15 as a presenter has now hosted some of the most prestigious events around the world and launched many big projects.
As she officially introduced her limited Méthode Cap Classiques (MMC) line, The Prestige Reserve, to retail stores, she told TshisaLIVE that she has learnt to be cautious about what she shares.
“Don’t trust anyone with anything in the industry. I share with my family almost everything, that happens in my life” she said.
The diva said that being famous had taught her not only what is vital in life, but also who has your best interests at heart, adding that her family assist her “in dealing with the negativity”.
“I have come to terms with the fact the territory and what it comes with. You can’t really lament when you know what to expect. There is a reality and how you adjust to it shows the outcomes. There is nothing wrong in feeling a little stressed, anxious or embarrassed. Experiencing some things publicly is not nice but you adjust and move on.”
And while some were against the idea of her venturing into winemaking and she had to go through a lot to be heard in the boardroom, Bonang said her brand and credibility speaks for itself.
“Being the first to do anything, means that you will face a lot of obstacles. There were many times where people didn’t believe in me , they said am just a talking head or just a face on TV. That negativity should not pull you down rather you have to work as twice as hard inorder to prove why you need to be there.
“Of course when you are beginning to build something, not a lot of people believe in you, but if you look at my credentials and my hard work over the years, I feel like I have proven myself.”