Yanga Sobetwa won the heart of South Africans when she won Idols SA in 2018. Since her breaking, the young songbird has been working tirelessly. Just recently, she dropped her debut album titled “Promised Land”.
After winning Idols SA, Yanga Sobetwa chose a different path than expected. Before now, she made it known that her songs will be dominated with the gospel. She decided that she would make a name for herself in gospel music, rather than following in previous winners’ footsteps by doing pop music.
Since the 17-year-old won the hearts of men in the reality show, she has been working day-in-day-out to prove she isn’t going to fade away after earning fame by winning the show.
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However, since the release of her debut album ‘Promised Land’ earlier in May, it has been doing very well in the market.
On winning the Crown of the Idols SA in 2018, the young girl became the 14th winner. Also, she became the second consecutive teenage girl from the Western Cape to win the title after the previous winner and youngest Idol, Paxton. Surprisingly, her home is just 12 minutes away from the neighborhood of Paxton.
She said she discovered her music talent when she was in Grade 3. Yanga has always listened to her mother who sings for the worship team at Agape Baptist Church.
Before competing at the Idols SA, she won Accordian’s Got Taken community musical competition. The competition was held at her school Accordian Street Primary School.
“I applied and emerged the winner while in grade 5. I applied to confirm for myself if I can sing. I was not supposed to win but the winners told the judges to give me the prize of R1000 in cash”, she said.
Although the competition requires most of the grade 11 pupil’s time to rehearse, she did not quit her studies. Instead, she opted for long distance learning with Rhodes High School.