9 of the BONA team’s fave female artists


To help you with the soundtrack to your Women’s Day, we’ve rounded up some of the BONA team’s fave songs by their fave artists.

9 of the BONA team’s fave female artists.


Beyoncé– Formation

“I am a huge Beyoncél fan and have so many favourites from as far back as her Destiny’s Child days, but Formation always gets me hype and feeling like a superhero, cos I slay!” – Gugu Mhlungu, Deputy Editor

WATCH: Beyonce’s new Spirit music video 

Janelle Monáe– Django Jane

“I love this song because it’s all about #blackgirlmagic and celebrating the love of black women. Also it’s a banger! Janelle delivers some serious rhymes that are thought provoking. Furthermore, it’s a strong anthem for  women because it makes you feel seen and heard and a part of a bigger picture.”- Amanda Mtuli, Features Editor

Lizzo- Truth Hurts

“I am a huge fan of Lizzo & everything she stands for. Her songs are super catchy & fun to sing along to and I love her dry sense of humour that comes through in the lyrics.”- Nicole Kenny, Art Director

Brenda Fassie– Black president

“My favourite female artist is the late Brenda Fassie. I love her songs and still blast them to this day, including Too late for Mama, Black President and Nomakanjani. What a talent she was, and legacy she left behind!”- Tshidi Nkokou, Copy Editor

South Africa remembers Brenda Fassie 

Rihanna ft Drake- What’s My name

“I love her unapologetic, real and confident vibe. Her music is funky and always put me in a good mood. One of my favourite songs is What’s my name ft Drake because its catchy and a feel good track.”- Ayanda Ngcobo, Fashion Editor

SEE ALSO: 5 times Rihanna killed it in her Fenty luxury label 

Amel Larrieux  – Dear to Me

“This year I embarked on a self-care journey and this song has been my anthem. It reminds me know who I am and to love myself unconditionally.”- Fundiswa Nkwanyana, Features Writer

Zonke– Jik’izinto

This is our Beauty Editor Grace Manjtui’s fave song

SADE- Sweetest Taboo

“Sade is just lyrically relevant and her voice is deep and amazing, her vocal arrangements are on point.”- Lebogang Ramagaga, Designer

Nao- Another Lifetime

“This song is my fave because it’s reminder that not all endings have to be bad. Some are necessary for one’s growth.” Kwanele Mathebula, Digital Editor