Idol’s Zama And Brandon Are Dating
Idol’s Zama And Brandon Are Dating
It has been a whirl wind since Zama cried tears of joy as Proverb announced that she is the 16th winner of the Idols SA competition. Well now that she has won the grand prize, she reveals the person she is celebrating with.
It is none other than her fellow Idols contestant Brandon Dhludhlu who was eliminated after getting into the top three.
The former Idols contestant revealed to the Sowetan that the two are indeed in a relatinship and have been dating since June 2020.
“We are dating and we started dating in theatre week before the show even started playing on TV. It’s been months now but people will think we [just] started to date now,”
Brandon also talked about how the competition affected their relationship.
“It was so scary to be in the competition with her because I was so scared of her because she was one of the strongest contestants in season 16. But I love her. So we spoke about the fact that it’s a competition and we are not going to let it get in the way of our relationship.”
Although they have been dating for only six months it seems thing are already getting serious as their parents have already met.
The parents got on like a house on fire, It was so beautiful and I feel like everything just happened so fast because now our families know each other. It was like I was paying lobola – but I wasn’t,”
In winning Idols, Zama walks away with a cool R1 million, a recording deal from Kalawa Jazmee, R150 000 worth of the latest Samsung products, the all-new Toyota Starlet 1.4, R100 000 worth of fashion from Truworths, a Kymco Xciting 400 scooter worth R120 000 and R80 000 worth of musical instruments from Yamaha.
Ten months ago, Zama and Mr Music joined hundreds of young South Africans who dreamt of becoming the next South African Idol. Yesterday, that dream came true for Zama.
The Witbank-born winner took the leap to audition after encouragement from her loved ones. Despite her shy demeanour, she made it clear that she had the stage presence and star power to reach the top of this year’s Idol SA competition, with some of her performances bringing tears to judge Unathi Nkayi and praises from Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung.
With more than 20-million votes cast over the past week, last night’s announcement came at the end of a musical feast that brought together some of the most renowned Mzansi acts all on one stage, showcasing the best talent South Africa has to offer. Performers included last year’s Idols SA winner Luyolo Yiba, crowd favorite DJ Zinhle and Loyiso, Cassper Nyovest, Busiswa, Kamo Mphela, Reece Madlisa & Zuma, Ami Faku, Vusi Nova and not forgetting the Mzansi Gay Choir.
The night belonged to this year’s new talent, with the top 10 also returning for one last chance to perform on the Idols stage – and of course, lend their voices to support Zama and Mr. Music.
Mr. Music does not leave the stage empty-handed. The young man, who stood in a queue for more than 24 hours to get an opportunity to audition, walks away with R50 000 in cash from Samsung, along with some of the latest Samsung products, R50 000 in cash in an Old Mutual Money account and R50 000 worth of fashion from Truworths.
“We are excited that once again, Mzansi Magic has provided a platform for young South Africans to launch their careers, and this season was no different. We would like to congratulate tonight’s winner as well as all the contestants that were part of this season. As the competition continues to open up the industry, we would like to also express our gratitude to our valued sponsors for all the amazing prizes that our winner will get, as well as thank all our viewers for taking time to vote,” said Nomsa Philiso, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.
With this season wrapped up, the hunt will soon be on for the 17th Idol – but with one significant change. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all auditions will be held online. Hopefuls will need to record themselves and send a clip to Idols to throw their name in the hat to follow in the footsteps of Zama.