Khaya wins Idols

Congratulations to 25-year-old Khaya Mthethwa. The Durban resident was named as the new South African Idol a couple of hours ago. It was pretty much a foregone conclusion that he would win, but I think it’s a great thing. He’s talented and the rumour has it, he is a super talented songwriter. So expect magic from Mr. Mthethwa. I’m going out on a limb here, but I’ll go as far as to say he might just be the most successful winner we’ve had to date. Speaking of winning, check out the list of prizes he walked away with:

– a recording contract with Universal Music South Africa

– R250 000 from Samsung, plus R50 000 worth of Samsung products including a LED TV, a printer, a laptop and a camera

– R48 000 airtime and 24 GIGS of data from Vodacom

– R250 000 cash from KFC

– a Ford Fiesta 1.6 Titanium

– a R30 000 fashion voucher from Truworths

– R50 000 voucher for musical equipment from Yamaha

– plus a Yamaha Waverunner VX700S jet-skit and trailer

– and a precision-crafted Shure UHF-R Premium wireless microphone system and a PSM®900 personal monitor system.

The show is done, but this is where it all really begins. I think it’s important to keep track of these artists after the competition, so I am going to do my bit in doing just that. Watch this space…

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