HEY Mzansi rappers, here’s a chance for you to score big!

The 2018 #OMGWAP Talent Search is looking for the best lyrical talent with financial swag.

John Manyike, head of financial education at Old Mutual, said: “We opened the #OMGWAP talent search to students and started on an overwhelming response.

“We are excited about how seriously youth have embraced this unconventional campaign.”

“Bars on Credit” is the theme for our rap competition. The theme warns Mzansi youth against using credit to live a flashy lifestyle.

To enter the competition, upload your rap about a financial topic such as debt, success, wealth, financial independence, prosperity, saving or economic transformation on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #OMGWAP.

Include at least one of the following concepts or topics in your lyrics:


- On the money

- Moneyversity

- Student investor

Prizes for winners

  • The top prize is R30 000 plus studio time to record a single
  • The 1st runner-up wins R5 000
  • The 2nd runner-up wins R2 000
  • All six winners will share a stage with some of the top Mzansi hip hop artists.

Entries for the 2018 #OMGWAP competition close on 14 September and anyone between ages 18 and 35 years may enter.