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SA singer Motswedi Modiba wows in Chinese singing competition
Photo source: Twitter screen grab (@KarynMaughan)

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South African Motswedi Modiba is considered a favourite in a Chinese singing competition – and she speaks Mandarin

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SA singer Motswedi Modiba wows in Chinese singing competition
Photo source: Twitter screen grab (@KarynMaughan)

A South African is going viral online and gaining popularity in China for her impressive singing skills. Motswedi Modiba took part in Sing! China, which is a chinese singing competition – and she is fast becoming an audience favourite.

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Modiba has become the first African to take part in the Chinese singing competition and has been overwhelmed by all the messages of praise and support since the show was broadcast on television.

“This is a historic moment, for me, for China, for South Africa, for the world. And it’s one I’m so honoured to be a part of. I took a huge leap of faith and joined one of China’s biggest singing competitions, SING! China. It is a competition that is loved and watched around Asia…by hundreds of millions of people,” she said.

She has further thanked her team in China for their hard work ‘to make sure she succeeds.’

“Thank you for helping me iron out my Mandarin chops and giving me so much courage! I love you all so much. Thank you to my team in SA for holding me down and supporting me. To my team in the USA for actively making sure my interests are taken care of while I’m away… thank you! Biggest Thank you to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I have absolutely no words,” she said.

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Modiba, who goes by the stage name MOE, is an accomplished R&B singer-songwriter in South Africa, for those who don’t know. She walked away with the Best New Age R&B Artist award at the Metro FM Music Awards 2023 in May.

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It was legal journalist Karyn Maughan, who shared a clip of MOE’s performance on Twitter and fellow South Africans are beyond impressed with the songstress, who is also fluent in Mandarin.

MOE isn’t the only South African blowing international audiences away with her talent. Amputee dancer Musa Motha recently returned home after flying the flag high as a contestant Britain’s Got Talent.

 Motha made history last month when he became the first South African golden buzzer winner at Britain’s Got Talent. He competed against nine other performers during the finals and lost to this season’s winner, comedic dancer Viggo Venn.

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