Oh no, the cringe! Bonang said she was left ‘screaming’ with laughter, after this bizarre encounter with a local of New York.
Bonang Matheba may be a household name here in South Africa – but she’s still got some way to go before New York gives her the same sort of recognition. One of our best-known celebs unwittingly became the subject of a viral TikTok video this week, after a confused local asked B for a photo – despite not knowing who she was.
Nicholas Pinto remarked that he simply saw large crowds gathering in New York, which in itself, isn’t exactly a groundbreaking event. But as he became aware of how many others were taking pictures, the youngster had to get himself involved – even if he wasn’t completely sure what all the fuss was about.
Pinto captioned the video with the following:
“Today, I saw tons of people taking pictures with this lady – so I did too… I have no idea who she is though!”
Bonang is currently living it up in New York, after attending parties in the City Centre and up in the Hamptons. However, her part-time gig as a socialite in the US got off to a faltering start. Nonetheless, Matheba has been an incredibly good sport about it all – and even reposted the TikTok on her Instagram, using a laughing emoji as her reaction.
The Comment section of this video on Tiktok show’s that white people can be very weird yaz. They are so convinced that Bonang Matheba is Zoe Saldana. They don’t even care when people tell them who she is???? pic.twitter.com/QLFuviAwV3— Sire_Olebogeng (@SireOlebogeng) August 2, 2021
For those of you in the same boat as Nicholas Pinto, it’s worth noting that Bonang Matheba – with her 4.4 million Instagram followers – was also named as one of Forbes Africa’s 50 Most Powerful Women of 2020.
The TV presenter has dipped her toes in many oceans over the past decade, releasing her own line of champagne and even getting a book published. If you haven’t already, it’s time to put some respect on her name.