It may be a new year but Bonang is still delivering clap backs on out timelines
The ‘champopo’ queen hit back after her brand of MCCs, BNG, was described as a “front” by one Twitter user.
No matter how successful you grow to become, there will always be somebody that is willing to try and rain on your parade.
We saw this first hand this week when Bonang unveiled a new limited edition bottle of her famous MCC, BNG. The new edition was named “Prestige Reserve” and is retailing for R799 at Woolworths stores.
The price might be steep according to some, but Bonang explained to Tshisa Live what the new bottle signifies when she said, “Because The House of BNG Prestige Reserve look is inspired by the bee and crown logo, we took the honeycomb symbol and expressed it in gold on the bottle’s black exterior sleeve, along with an embossed gold logo, all of which exudes sophistication and luxury.”
However, not everybody is so happy about the brand new beverage.
Many have claimed that the product is grossly overpriced.
I love her, but no. Same way I refused to spend on that BNG with its initial price. It was overpriced
— Setlogolo sa Mohlabaneng (@MOWGALE) February 5, 2020
R799? Then you re competing with whiskey for those in the LSM 6 and up bracket. Your price is not practical nor realistic in SA’s market.
— Joe (@Joe90135918) February 5, 2020
common sense tells you that if Moet or Veuve is R499 and these are global brands, Bonang might need to look for viable options to cut production of her cheap wine which is heavily overpriced coz of her name….we dont drink names but quality
— Privs (@Makoun1304) February 5, 2020
One particular tweep took to the timeline to vent their frustrations about Bonang’s entire business model. The person in question seems to believe that BNG is a front for white business to parade under a “black-owned” brand.
The person launched Bonang when they gawked at the high price of her Prestige Reserve before saying, “Same as Tyme bank she’s a front, I know some people won’t agree but it a fact. So I won’t be paying that ridiculous amount in the name of supporting black business”
Bonang didn’t let the shade get under her skin and instead responded in a spicy clapback
Stay pressssssssssedt! 🎉❤️
— Bonang B* Matheba (@bonang_m) February 4, 2020
She also hit back at criticism that her Prestige Reserve is overpriced.
They said BNG was too expensive when I launched it. Turns out, it was the number 1 selling MCC in 2019. I’m used it to. They power my dreams…. https://t.co/YioRMSctRV
— Bonang B* Matheba (@bonang_m) February 5, 2020
Do you think that Bonang should be bothered by this feedback?