Luyolo Yiba emerges Idols winner: Walks off stage to a new life

Luyolo Yiba emerges Idols winner: Walks off stage to a new life

- Idols SA has concluded it's 15th season and Luyolo Yiba has emerged the victor

- The Kings William's Town lad beat Snenhlanhla Msomi for the top spot during the final

- Yiba walked away with prizes worth over R1.5 million and a record deal to take his career to the next level

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Luyolo Yiba has won the Idols SA crown after the season drew to a close at a crowded Carnival City.

The rising star walked away with a new ride, a record deal and a cool million in the bank after he beat Snenhlangla Msomi.

SowetanLIVE reports that the contestants who had been eliminated during the season had come together for a collab.

The occasion was marked with performances by Sho Madjozi, Samthing Soweto, Boity and DJ Zinhle, gathered.

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Over 186 million votes had been cast during the course of the season but the highly anticipated finale drew in 36 million.

Luyolo told the media that he dedicated the win to his family, community, and supporters, saying that:

“Of the thousands who entered the competition, to be in the top two is a massive accomplishment. It won’t be a big deal if I don’t win but I will give it my all. I will keep pushing my music career and winning Idols SA will open so many doors for me,” he added.

After securing the top spot Luyolo was grateful and said it all felt surreal commenting that:

"It doesn't feel real. I just want to thank those who supported me. I really appreciate the spot I have been put in and I feel great.”

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