Renowned rapper Cassper Nyovest took to social media to express his admiration for Idols SA contestant Thabo Ndlovu. Nyovest’s endorsement was not just a mere compliment; he boldly stated that Thabo is the “best human being to ever hold that mic ever since the inception of that show in South Africa.” This statement, as expected, ignited a flurry of reactions from fans and followers.
The rapper’s tweet read, “That man Thabo on Idols is the best human being to ever hold that mic ever since that show’s inception in South Africa. Ha ke batle go bua maka (I don’t want to lie), wow.” Such high praise from a figure like Nyovest will have significant implications, especially for Thabo’s journey in the competition.
Thabo’s recent performances on Idols SA have indeed been nothing short of spectacular. During one of the episodes, he delivered a soul-stirring rendition of “In Love with Another Man” by Jazmine Sullivan, which reportedly brought tears to many viewers’ eyes. Somizi, one of the judges, was deeply moved by Thabo’s performance, stating, “I’ve never seen someone fight so hard. You’ve proven that the divine truly exists through music.”
However, Nyovest’s endorsement sparked a debate among online users. While many agreed with the rapper’s sentiments, praising Thabo’s undeniable talent, others quickly mentioned other notable contestants from previous seasons who they believed were equally talented, if not more.
The discussions around Thabo’s talent are crucial as Idols SA is nearing its grand finale, scheduled for November 4. Thabo, now among the top five contestants, continues to impress the judges and the audience with his performances. In the upcoming episode, the top 5 will receive mentorship from the multi-platinum Gospel artist Dr. Tumi.
In related news, Mzansi Magic’s channel 161 confirmed that this season would be the last for Idols SA. The decision to conclude the show after 18 years was not taken lightly. DStv stated, “For 18 years, the international format talent search competition has created opportunities where many careers were launched. The decision to give Idols SA its final curtain call did not come easily.”
As the show approaches its final episodes, fans eagerly wait to see who will take the crown and how the end of an era will be commemorated.