THE UNSTOPPABLE OPTIMISM OF QUEEN B
Words: Nadine Oosthuizen
Following this year’s Vodacom Durban July festivities, SA’s elite along with hosts, Bonang Matheba, Tbo Touch and David Tlale walked the purple carpet and stepped on board The Ultimate Yacht Experience. The day was an unforgettably elegant affair with guests socialising over their host’s signature Courvoisier cocktails – Fleur de Courvoisier by Bonang, Courvoisier Touch by Tbo and Courvoisier Noir by David. As expected Queen B, did not disappoint and wowed us in a striped creation by luxury fashion design duo Quiteria and George, while her entourage of film crew captured all the memorable moments for her coveted reality show Being Bonang.
Ahead of the day, we caught up with Queen B to talk about the inspiration behind all her latest inventions … book, cocktail, reality show, the list goes on…
The Wire: You’ve mentioned in a recent interview that the brands “Bonang Matheba” and “Courvoisier” were a match made in heaven, what has been some of your highlights so far?
Bonang: Yes, it is indeed. So far, my highlight is my signature cocktail called The Fleur de Courvoisier. I cannot wait for guests to taste it on at the Courvoisier yacht experience, it is quite an experience for the taste buds.
What aspects of you inspired The Fleur de Courvoisier by Bonang?
B: There is a couple of things that inspired this cocktail. My favourite colour, my favourite city to holiday, you name it. It is Summer in France. Light. Beautiful. Fruity. Sexy with a solid core.
You will be hosting the inaugural Courvoisier Yacht Experience with Tbo Touch and David Tlale, what can guests expect during this ultimate Vodacom Durban July after party?
B: You can expect nothing but fabulosity darling. The Courvoisier experience will be hosted by myself, Tbo Touch and David Tlale, so yes, expect lots of fun and socializing, while sipping on the acclaimed cognac and our signature cocktails, surrounded by the serependity that is the Agulhas current. Music, food, good energy.
What is next for the Queen B?
B: Besides my reality show and book, I have quite a few projects I am working on. Unfortunately, I cannot disclose as yet, but I promise it will be epic. One big thing I am anxiously waiting for is my birthday celebration with my close family and friends and the Birthday celebration at Kong with my Courvoisier family.
Talking about this incredible book, anything you can share at this point, when can we expect to hold a copy in our hands?
B: Yes, I am finally an author, it is so exciting to add that title to my portfolio. My book is about my career journey and I ecstatic about it. The book will be in store late June and I hope everyone will enjoy it.