Here’s what you need to know about The Voice South Africa: it’s about to kick off its third season, it has a crazy high Google user rating with 97% people who watch it LOVING the show, and you can watch the first episode of the new season of The Voice South Africa online.
Here are this season’s coaches:
Coach Riky Rick
While he may now be a fashionista deluxe, Riky Rick struggled to build up a following until he started fusing South African hip hop with kwaito. His 2014 single, Boss Zonke, became one of the biggest hits of the year. Soon after that, he released his platinum-selling debut album, ‘Family Values’, which won an MTV Award among many other accolades. Then followed his fashion-and-kasi trap-inspired 2016 anthem Sidlukotini, one of the biggest singles of 2017.
Coach Van Coke
After the massive success off Fokofpolisiekar and Van Coke Kartel, which raked in five SAMAs, MK and numerous other awards, Francois kicked off his solo career in 2015 with the release of the most poignant ballad of that year “Toe Vind Ek Jou”, featuring Karen Zoid. The song quickly jumped to the number one position on iTunes and became the biggest Afrikaans music video of 2015, with more than one million views.
With six studio albums, three live concert films, an autobiography and many performances on the international stage under her belt, Lira’s accomplishments set her apart from the crowd. Among her many successes, her groundbreaking ‘Lira Live in Concert’ DVD (2009) holds the record for one of the fastest- and best-selling music Blu Ray titles in Africa to date and has five platinum-selling albums. Across digital platforms, Lira has also sold more than 500,000 downloads and a few million streams worldwide. Not to forget that she was chosen to record the title song of the Disney hit ‘Moana’.
Riana Nel’s impressive résumé includes a long list of chart-topping songs, hit albums and awards. It all started in 2001 with her first Gospel album ‘Oopmond’, which was honoured in two categories at the Lier Awards: Best New Artist and Best Female Vocalist. In the same year, she won the Geraas awards for Best Gospel Artist and Best New Artist. But it was her first pop album ‘Die Moeite Werd’ from 2012, and, more recently 2014’s ‘Die Regte Tyd’, that truly turned her into a music awards darling. Her 2015 SAMA Awards include one for Best Afrikaans Pop Album and the big one of the night: Best-selling Artist of the Year.