Singer Yanga Sobetwa surprised fans when she won the SA Idols competition last year and chose to be a gospel star instead of a pop singer, but she is blooming in the industry.
The 17-year-old star took to social media to share the news with her fans, that her song, Promised Land (featuring Amanda Black and the award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir) debuted at number one on the iTunes Gospel Charts.
According to TshisaLive, Yanga said her song is inspired by harmony, peace and nation-building and makes her feel like she is spreading a message of hope. She also added that she hoped that the song touched someone's life.
She added that the collaboration on Promised Land was a dream come true for her and highlighted the amazing part of being an SA Idols winner.
The young singer said being an Idol had its ups and down but she learnt to work through it to make it a success.
"Being an Idol has its ups and downs. I have things I wouldn't have had if I hadn't entered Idols SA. There's a lot of pressure and pressure does break a person. With that being said, I've realised that it is up to me to make the pressure work for me. I've decided to deal with it like I am gold and I have to go through fire so that I come out shining and at my fullest potential," Yanga told TshisaLive.
She also explained that being a recognisable face has been a little frustrating for her and her family. She said she still livedss in the same house that she was born in, meaning people can walk up to their house at anytime and demand selfies with the her, and it was tough turning them down. Yanga said although she knows they don't mean any harm, it had become a little overwhelming and an invasion of her privacy.
“I do not have privacy at all and that has been the hardest thing for me. I’m the person who liked walking walks alone and jogging and I can’t so that at the moment but it all a part of who I am now."
However, Yanga said she is content with everything in her life so far and promises that her album will be worth the wait.
Two months ago, Briefly.co.za reported that Yanga Sobetwa, who won our hearts and the SA Idols title in 2018, is still learning, both in life and school. She's going to finish her studies at home and then pursue a degree in entertainment law.
It wasn't so long ago that Yanga Sobetwa melted our hearts when she was part of Idols SA. When she went on to take the title, we felt she deserved it. The 17-year-old from Delft, Cape Town was overjoyed when her name echoed through the building as she was announced as the winner of the 14th season of Idols SA.
Since then, she's been learning many lessons in life and doing her thing spectacularly. Now, it's time to return to school and continue learning.
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