Luyolo Yiba is Idols South Africa season 15 finalist who made it to Top 10 of the music competition. He was born in Buffalo River, King Williams Town.
He is a singer by profession and also a software developer.
He obtained a degree in Information Technology from Walter Sisulu University. He is currently for an IT company and works as a Software developer.
Luyolo Yiba is 24 years old (2019).
His parents Dumisani and Noncedo were so proud of him for winning the reality show. The couple was present at Carnival City in Brakpan to witness his victory.
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Luyolo had R1,000 in his bank account before becoming a millionaire on Sunday night after receiving R1,000,000 in cash, among other prizes.
He told Sowetan that he was also excited about his brand-new car, 2019 Ford Fiesta, he won.
“I’m definitely excited about the car and the moola. I haven’t given much thought to what I’m going to be doing with the money,” he said.
“I’m not really worried about relatives and friends coming out of the woods to claim a piece of my money. I think I’m ready for them. I know who my people are.”
Luyolo said he never thought of emerging the winner of the competition rather his focus was on growing as a musician.
“I slept so late last night [Sunday] because it was so hard to fall asleep. All of these things are going through my mind that ‘you just made it’.
“I never in my wildest dreams thought I will be here and be crowned the winner of Idols SA. I just wanted to make top 10 and anything that happened after that for me was fine. The main thing I wanted from the competition was the platform. To me, it was about my growth, and South Africans saw how I grew in the process. I focused strongly on bettering myself.”
Luyolo was a software developer before he entered the Idol SA competition. “It wasn’t a hard decision to pursue my music dream and enter Idols SA. I like software development, but I love music. Music has always been the one thing that I truly love,” he said
In an interview on YFM, a South African radio station, Luyolo revealed that he has moved to the city of Johannesburg. He also said that he is ready to bask in the hype and fame that he generated on Idols
Luyolo Yiba is from King Williams Town, Eastern Cape but this is the time for him to leave the place that has molded him for this big moment.
“I thought of my family and my supporters, people who have supported me since day one. I know that some people only started voting for me in the finale, but I am still so grateful. I was just filled with gratitude and even now want to thank those who supported me.”