Music his idol

2018-11-14 06:00
Thato Makape is in the running for the title of South African Idol. Photo: Supplied

Thato Makape is in the running for the title of South African Idol. Photo: Supplied

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The title of South African Idol is up for grabs, and 23-year-old Thato Ashley Makape is gunning for it with all his might.

After not making it through at the Durban auditions, Makape decided to travel from the Boitchoko Location in Postmasburg, his home town, to audition for the second time in Cape Town.

There he was awarded with three “yesses” from the judges, and was included in the top 16.

scooped three yeses from the judges and made it through to the Top 16.

On Sunday (11/11), Makape took two steps closer to the title when he wowed both the judges and the audience with his riveting performance of his own song, “Blow by blow”.

His supporters, #TeamThato, are hard at work in the Northern Cape, campaigning on social media and conducting voting sessions at various locations start from 15H00 till late at nightin the hopes of getting votes for him.

The team will be at the Kuruman Mall today (14/11), and at the shopping centre in Lime Acres on Thursday (15/11).

The team will then head to the PPC Location in Lime Acres.

Airtime and mobile devices will be provided to the public for voting purposes.

Makape’s music career started at the age of 14 when he started singing gospel music.

In 2008, he ventured into different genres like pop and soul music.

He has since shared a stage with the likes of Proverb, Dr. Tumi and Lebo Sekgobela. Recently he also shared the Idols stage with Amanda Black.

According to Michael Moeng, Makape’s manager, it is a joy to watch Makape perform.

“He clearly enjoys music, and his performance conveys his passion and love for music.

“I am positive that he will win due to his personality, talent and passion for music.”

  • Voting lines close at 22:00 on Thursday (15/11). SMS 07 to 37400, or visit the Idols webpage to vote online.

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