Casting Calls

SABC1 calls for Afro-fusion singers for new talent competish uShuni Womhlaba

Written by TVSA Team from the blog Casting Calls on 20 Jun 2024
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SABC1 and Jika Majika producer Thabo Mphelo are on a search for singers for an Idols-type competition reality show called uShuni Womhlaba.

They're looking to discover new talent from various South African musical genres such as Maskandi, Mbhaqanga, Isicathamiya, Afro-pop and traditional music from different regions of Mzansi.

The series will be hosted by Ukhozi FM’s Mandla Magwaza a.k.a. "Njinji wami" and Metro FM’s Mpumi "Msakazi" Mlambo.

The judges are:

- Afro-fusion muso Sho Madjozi,

- Rapper and songwriter Big Zulu,

- Maskandi muso Phuzekhemisi and,

- Composer, singer and songwriter Msaki. 

The prize:

A mentorship, a recording contract for an album and three cash prizes:

R500,000 for the winner,

R300,000 for the second prize and,

R200,000 for third prize.

The search:

The series is being produced by Thabo Mphelo Films and auditions are happening in four regions.

A total of 40 singers will be selected for the show.

If you'd like to audition, this is what you need to know...

You can either audition online or at a venue.

Online auditions:

You can submit a 1-minute audition video here: uShuni Womhlaba - Online Audition Form

Please note: It should be a max of 1GB in filesize.

Anyone from any of our nine provinces can audition online.

Alternatively you can audition in person at these venues if you're in the region...

Audition venues and dates:

 Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June 2024.
Venue: Kwa Mai Mai in Johannesburg.

Eastern Cape 
 Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June 2024.
Venue: Lusikisiki Health Resource Centre.

Saturday 6 July and Sunday 7 July 2024.
Venue: Emalahleni Civic Theatre.

Saturday 13 July and Sunday 14 July 2024.
Venue: The Playhouse Company.

What to do:

Arrive at the venue and do your thang!

The show premieres on Sunday 7 July at 18h00. 

Here's a link to the show's website: uShuni Womhlaba

Channels in this post: SABC1

1 Comment

21 Jun 2024 11:22

TVSA Team edited on
6/21/2024 11:24 AM

Hi everyone,

A headsup that you can audition online too - you can submit via this link: 

uShuni Womhlaba - Online Audition Form

We've added this to the above article too. 

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