Matheba Not Dating D’Banj—Manager Speaks

Source: Titilope Adeuja/

The Nigerian media has been agog for some weeks now over an alleged romantic relationship between 'Beats By Dre' ambassador in Nigeria, D'Banj and South African media personality, Matheba Bonang.

This rumour emanated from some photographs both marriageable adults took together recently that hit the social media. Some of those who got hold of the pictures concluded that the 'Koko master' must be in a hot romance with the South African queen.

But those in the known have claimed that nothing of such exists between D'Banj and Matheba.

It was gathered from reports that the whole idea of the photographs may have been to create publicity stunts since the singer is believed to be working hard to gain the kind of attention he enjoyed when he was still with the disbanded Mo'Hits Records.

“It is a publicity stunt. They are having a good laugh over all the media reports. He is shooting a video in South Africa and Bonang (Matheba) is being featured in it. The video is shot and directed by Mazi C.I. Jizzle, in South Africa and is meant to throw up a new perspective and get attention for the boss, he is not in any relationship so to speak for now, that is all I can say,” a source was quoted in a report to have narrated.

However, the 27-year old 'Top Billing' presenter has been such linked to a list of recording artistes such as South Africa's Skwatta Kamp rapper Siyabonga 'Slikour' Metane, Themba 'DJ Euphonik' Nkosi, who she filed physical assault charges against.

Matheba had maintained that she is single and has been on vacation in Nigeria since December 30 as a fellow guest at D'Banj's residence along with compatriots, choreographer Somizi Mhlongo and make-up artist Nthato Mashishi.

Her publicity manager has further denied any of such rumour that her client is in any relationship. "Bonang is single; she and D'Banj are just close friends," the manager reportedly said.