Gentle Musa voted 2013 ‘Idol’

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The ‘gentle giant’ from Mpumalanga, Musa Sukwene, was on Tuesday night declared the 2013 winner of ‘Idols SA’.

In what has been called one of the most watched seasons of the popular reality talent show, 26-year-old Musa from eMalahleni beat runner up Brenden Ledwaba from Graskop by just 1000 of the more than 2 million votes cast by the SA public.

After being announced the winner, the stunned new Idol said: “I’m beyond overwhelmed, I’m speechless right now.”

Musa used to sing in restaurants before trying his luck on the reality show. Earlier in the competition he said: “I entered Idols for the experience – all I’ve known was gigging and I wanted to see ‘how the other half lives’!”

As the winner of the ninth season of ‘Idols SA’, Musa walks away with R350 000 cash, a Ford Fiesta, and a record deal with Universal Music.

– TeamTalk




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