NATIONAL NEWS - Menzi Mngoma, the Uber driver who stole Durban’s heart with his amazing singing talent, will have the chance to make his dreams come true in Hollywood, Los Angeles where he hopes to compete in the biggest talent convention in the world, The International Presentation of Performers (iPOP!), Northglen News reports.
Mngoma said the opportunity is music to his ears.
“It can change my life completely because there are 200 companies that I can perform in front of. It would be a very big step for me. I’m so excited. It will be my first time going to the USA,” he added
This trip of a lifetime will be partly sponsored by GoTalent! International Africa who is calling on the community to help make this dream a reality. On their website, GoTalent! International Africa announced that they are sponsoring R 15 000 as part of a travel package for Mngoma to begin his journey.
“We are sure South Africans will open their hearts and join the cause to get Menzi to Hollywood, where he will be performing in front of and meeting up to 200 international agents, decision makers and industry professionals and experts. In reality, we need around R 150 000 in total to get him to iPOP! It is the biggest international opportunity that exists for talented individuals and our GoTalent! the platform has had major success in the past. We can get him there and he has the talent and drive to make it happen,” read the site.
Gauteng Resident, Kim Davey who lit up social media when she posted a video of Mngoma on Facebook said the response was overwhelming.
The driver-turned-singer said his singing career had taken off since the video went viral.
“I have received several invitations to perform at various events,” he said.