Nyotha Parker. Picture: Supplied.
Nyotha Parker. Picture: Supplied.
Deezat Waya Waya. Picture: Supplied.
Deezat Waya Waya. Picture: Supplied.
Afrikaans Ruk. Picture: Supplied.
Afrikaans Ruk. Picture: Supplied.
Chumani. Picture: Supplied.
Chumani. Picture: Supplied.
IamJeanCarloThe1st. Picture: Supplied.
IamJeanCarloThe1st. Picture: Supplied.
Cape Town - The City of Cape Town on Friday unveiled the top five finalists leading the 2017 Festive Lights Switch-On Music Challenge competition.

The competition, now in its second year, forms part of Cape Town's switch-on of the festive lights taking place on Sunday December 3, 2017 at the Grand Parade.

An integral part of this tradition event is the free concert, which kicks off at 16:00 and features a line-up of top local artists as well the winner of the competition, who is chosen by Capetonians through an online public voting system on Indi.com

The winning up-and-coming artist or band will also receive a cash prize of R10 000.

This year, the competition attracted around 70 entries, 25% more than last year.


The five finalists leading the competition include a young female rapper, a Gospel singer as well as a house/rapper group from Mitchell's Plain

The top five are also varied; showcasing just how cosmopolitan and diverse Capetonians are.

They are: Nyotha Parker, young female rapper with 29 000 buzz points; Chumani Ngojo, a Gospel singer with 27 000 buzz points; Deezat Waya Waya, from Khayalitsha with 23000 buzz points; Afrikaans Ruk, a house/rap of group of two from Mitchells’ Plain with 20000 buzz points and IamJeanCarloThe1st, a solo artist with 18000 buzz points.

The competition is still open and those interested in entering or voting for their favourite artists can visit http://indi.com/coct/festivelightsindichallenge

All entrants need to do is upload their video and then share it across social media platforms.

The competition closes November 28, 2017 and is open to Cape Town artists only.

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