Thapelo, a 29-year-old police officer from Limpopo, was crowned Idols SA 2022 season 18 winner and received incredible prizes. This includes a cash prize of slightly more than R1 million.
Here’s the decisive moment:
Thapelo’s prize package includes R350,000 in a Standard Bank MyMo account (sponsored by Old Mutual), R300,000 from Spotify, and R350,000 from Mzansi Magic; access to a Standard Bank wealth manager; a Toyota Starlet; a R100,000 fashion voucher from clothing brand Truworths and their live show outfits; R85,000 in musical equipment from Yamaha; and a recording contract with Kalawa Jazmee Records.
After winning, Thapelo tweeted, “All honour and glory to God.” We are officially crowned Idols SA Season 18, 2022 winners. All of this is due to the mighty God we serve. We’ve seen his strength and ability. Thank you for all of your votes and encouragement. I’ve seen your affection.
Idols SA season 18 overall also experienced an increase in viewership despite earlier conversation of low views. As the competition became tighter, voting increased with the top 5 receiving a record breaking estimate of 14 million votes. Top 3 generated 15 million views and the finals surpassing 18, 5 million views.
Here are what tweeps are saying about Thapelo’s win: