Sing China: South Africa’s MOE Makes History As First Black Singer In China’s Biggest Singing Competition

Almost everyone out there is a dreamer, but not everyone gets to achieve their dream or all of them. Well, South African singer MOE has just achieved one of her dreams and even made history along the way.

Yup. The songstress, whose birth name is Motswedi Modiba, has just made history as the first black and African singer in China’s biggest singing competition, Sing China – the equivalent of America’s The Voice.

She made her first appearance on episode 3 season 12 and wowed the judges and others who listened to her presentation.

But how could a South African be competing in a show like this and wooing viewers with her fluent Mandarin? It turned out her parents had prepared her for this all along when they enrolled her at the Pretoria Chinese school from grade 1 to 12.

That decision has since paid off, as their daughter is not only fluent in Mandarin but is charming the world with her singing in the same language. The significance of her being the first African and first black on the show isn’t lost on her compatriots, who have since stormed social media to celebrate her and wish her the best on her Mandarin adventures. Check her out below,

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