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Lady Du does the things! – Idols SA

27 August 2021
All hail the debut live show guest judge! Lady Du will set the tone for what’s to come in the next episodes which are set to feature an array of guest judges. Brace yourselves!
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As the competition now advances to live shows with the Top 16 contestants singing it out for the coveted grand prize, guest judges will be chosen from the infinite pool of Mzansi’s entertainment industry – and all are trailblazers in their respective crafts. The guest judges are going to be announced weekly via the Mzansi Magic website and social media platforms.

Want to know a little more about Lady Du? We’ve got you covered! Dudu Ngwenya, popularly known as Lady Du, is a singer, rapper, dancer and songwriter hailing from Vosloorus. The granddaughter of Alias, the owner of the first nightclub in Vosloorus’ townships, daughter of DJ Choc and niece of YFM’s DJ Zan-D, music flows through her DNA. She began her journey as a hip-hop DJ at age 9, sharing that, “Music was my place of safety… It was my only escape.”

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DJ Mshega, Busiswa, DBN Gogo, DJ T-Man, Boohle, DJ Maphorisa, Boity, Kamo Mphela and Naak Musiq have had the pleasure of working with this powerhouse! And her and Junior De Rocka’s song ‘Catalia’ has garnered over 1 million YouTube views and millions of streams. Her contribution to one of South Africa’s biggest amapiano hits by Busta 929 and Mpura’s (RIP), ‘Umsebenzi Wethu’, has received high acclaim.

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Lady Du has been featured on the cover of Spotify’s flagship amapiano playlist ‘Amapiano Grooves’, and graced a streaming platform’s ‘African Heat’ billboard in Times Square, New York! Back home eMzansi, she’s received nominations for the first ever annual South African Amapiano Awards! She has said, “I’m trying to break the walls of a male- dominated industry,” and we believe she’s well on her way to achieving that goal!

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Her voice and voices of the next several live show guest judges are certainly going to add a new flavour to the feedback given to the Idols SA Season 17 hopefuls.

Season 17 of Idols SA broadcasts on Sundays at 17:30 on Mzansi Magic Channel 161, and at 17:00 from the live shows. Get exclusive updates and a behind the scenes look at all the action right here on our site. Don't forget to join the conversation by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #IdolsSA. Catch up on Idols on DStv.