Watch: Luyolo Yiba crowned 'Idols SA' season 15 winner

Watch: Luyolo Yiba crowned 'Idols SA' season 15 winner

Watch the moment Luyolo Yiba was named this year's winner of 'Idols SA' and became an instant millionaire. 

Luyolo Yiba Idols SA season 15 winner
Luyolo Yiba and Snenhlanhla “Sneziey” Msomi / Instagram

Meet your new 'Idols SA' winner - Luyolo Yiba!

The 24-year-old beat Snenhlanhla “Sneziey” Msomi to be crowned season 15's winner.

Luyolo, who is from the Eastern Cape, was one of only two men who made it into the top 10 of the singing competition.

Viewers cast 186-million votes this season - 36-million of those were made in the week leading up to the finale. 

Not only does Luyolo walk away with a record deal from Gallo that will kickstart his music career,  but the King William's Town resident will also receive over R1.5-million in prizes. 

He won R1-million cash, a Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost, R100,000 Truworths voucher, Huawei Matebook X, GT watch, R80,000 in Yahama musical instruments, B525 Router, and 20GB of Telkom Data.

"I want to thank everyone who votes for me, who believed in me, who supported me... thank you so much, I love you guys," Luyolo said shortly after his win. 

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King William's Town residents could not contain their excitement after Luyolo was named the winner.

Many took to the streets to celebrate their golden boy's huge achievement. 

Before Luyolo was crowed the winner, Sho Madjozi, Boity, DJ Zinhle, and Samthing Soweto took to the stage to entertain the crowd. 

Yanga, who won last season's competition, also made an appearance. 

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