Based: Johannesburg

Born 2001, Yanga Sobetwa popularly known by her stage name Yanga or Yanga Sobetwa, is a prolific gospel and soul singer in South Africa. Yanga became prominent after she won the 14th season of the South African Idols reality show in 2018.

Yanga Sobetwa has since then gone on to release various soul lifting singles and recently debuted with her studio project. Yanga is known for her awesome vocal prowess, which made her garner the enormous vote she did during the reality show.

Family and Beginning

Yanga is originally from Deft, a township in the outskirts of Cape Town. She was born into a Christian family and became a born again Christian at a very young age.

Yanga has always mentioned her parent as her inspiration for deciding to go into music and she appreciated them by buying a new house for them, once she received her 1 million rand cash prize from the South African Idol organizers.

Music for Yanga Sobetwa started at a very young age, when she started using her gift in the church and at religious gatherings.


Yanga Sobetwa recently concluded her high school education but is still working on her matric, as she is caught up in between her school work and music. Her high school found a way for her to work round both and she might as well be getting it done with soon.

Musical Milestone

Yanga Sobetwa rose to fame after she competed in the 14th edition of the South African Idol held in 2018. She became one of the most followed contestant on the show after she delivered her song “Scars (All Over Me)”.

Yanga Sobetwa has since winning the show gone on to work on her personal projects which as yielded her dropping her debut album in 2019. She performs under the gospel and soul genre and is highly respected for her vocal prowess.

Yanga Sobetwa has performed on stage with other top artists and has gone on PR tours to promote her brand. She has gone on to make statements with her song releases.