Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika was named the best in them in the world in 2017, but locals recently offered their own unique versions of South Africa's national anthem and it was quite impressive.
In an initiative brought to South Africa by OUTsurance and News24, South Africans entertained with their own unique versions of the National Anthem.
The Anthem Project's aim was to bring Mzansi together through the country's anthem, according to Goodthingsguy.
It was chosen as the best national anthem in the world by The Economist in 2017, and to celebrate this The Anthem was born.
People were invited to submit their own renditions of SA's anthem for the competition and it wowed Mzansi.
Briefly.co.za gathered that more than 140 versions of the anthem were submitted.
“Over the last few months, we’ve received over 140 submissions to the Anthem Project. Each video captured what makes this country so great - its people."
Since the competition has closed, the winners have been announced. A share of the R1 million in cash and prizes will be donated to the winner’s selected charity.
Check out the top 3 renditions of SA anthem:
1. Genesis (Winner)
Genesis is from KwaZulu-Natal. Their rendition of the National Anthem was a short film produced by the Genesis Music Academy that aimed to portray the realities of life in the communities of KZN.
Their charity nominated for the Anthem Project is the Genesis Trust who will receive R300 000 in cash and R300 000 in media exposure.
2. Michaelhouse and the Khazimula Children's project (Runner-up)
Michaelhouse Boys High and the Khazimula Childrens project is also from KwaZulu-Natal.
Their charity nominated is the Khazimula Children’s project who will receive R150 000 in cash and R150 000 in media exposure.
3. The Ndlovu Youth Choir (Second runner-up)
The Ndlovu Youth Choir from Limpopo comes from a small town in Limpopo. Their charity nominated is the Ndlovu Care Group who will receive R50 000 in cash and R50 000 in media exposure.
Congratulations to all these amazing winners. What a way to be Proudly South African!
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