Luyolo Yiba has been crowned Idols SA season 15 winner.

He closed the show with a stellar performance of his single ‘Sunshine’.

The face-off was between Sneizy Msomi from Umlazi, Durban in KZN and Luyolo who hails from Buffalo River in King Williams Town, Eastern Cape.

Luyolo Yiba is the winner of Idols SA season 15

This prestigious event took place at Carnival City, Ekurhuleni, east of Joburg tonight.

The winner instantly becomes a millionaire and wins prizes such as a Ford Fiesta Eco-boost, Truworths voucher, Telkom One million cash and a recording deal from Gallo Recording Company

Sneizy and Luyolo

The top two contestants performed with the Mzansi Gay Choir.

Sneziey's performed ‘Burn Out’ by Sipho Hotstix Mabuse and Luyolo, who came out of his shell, took the crowd away with ‘Green Light’ by John Legend.


Somizi said: "Whoever wins tonight must take this opportunity and run with it. They must sing music that from their heart and not what the composers give them. Both of them are winners and the only difference is that the other one is winning money."

Unathi said: "It’s been a true honour to sit here in the season fifteen of Idols. I believe both of you have won already. The moment you announced the winner that is when you start running in the game."

Randall said: "Both of you have very successful careers ahead of you. You have made a special year for the three of us and everyone working in this production."

It has been over two months since the show started and the pressure has been high.

Sneizy and Luyolo

The show has been trending for good and bad reasons and there was a bit of controversy when the twins exited the show and the most recent one about Unathi’s tribalism comments.

The opening performance was by former contestants who performed ‘Preach’ by award-winning American singer John Legend. The wooden mic winner was Beatrice, who sang ‘Waka Waka’ by Shakira

Artists such as DJ Zinhle, Season fourteen winner Yanga, Maphorisa, Kabza Da Small, Samthing Soweto, Nokwazi, Vusi Nova Sho Madjozi and Boity bought the house down with their tunes.

Idols SA season 15 winner Luyolo Yoba celebrating