Voted for by fans across the continent, she beat a host of other well-known African celebrities, including Cassper Nyovest (South Africa), Minnie Dlamini-Jones (South Africa), Yemi Alade (Nigeria), Tiwa Savage (Nigeria), Davido (Nigeria), Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) and Wizkid (Nigeria).
“I’m beyond thrilled to be the first-ever winner of the African Influencer of the Year category at the E! People’s Choice Awards. I still can’t believe it – I cried when I found out! I can’t thank my fans enough for voting. Being able to represent Africa and all it has to offer on such a global scale really is a dream come true. Next stop Santa Monica!” said Matheba on her win.
She will receive her award on the red carpet from E! Africa host Kat Sinivasan. Matheba joins A-list celebrity winners of the 2019 E! People’s Choice Awards including Gwen Stefani, the recipient of the Fashion Icon Award; Jennifer Aniston, who will be given The People’s Icon of 2019 award; and Pink who will receive the People’s Champion Award.
The E! People’s Choice Awards will be broadcast live from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on Monday, 11 November 2019 from 4am CAT on E! (DSTV channel 124).