Agris Got Talent 2019 Nonku

Agri’s Got Talent (AGT) is the only singing competition for agricultural workers in South Africa.

The 2019 winner, Nonkululeko Sambo from KMI Farming in Nelspruit, walked away with the trophy in what was described as the toughest competition yet.

Magdaleen Philander from Nonna Estate in Worcester was second, and Zenobia Pietersen from Marianne Wine Estate, near Stellenbosch, was third.

Eight days before the gala evening, Sambo, who has never flown in an aircraft before, boarded a flight to Cape Town to join nine other talented agricultural workers to prepare for the gala evening final that was held at the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West on Friday 2 August.

It was the first time that the Citrus Growers’ Association (CGA) joined the competition as a sponsor.

Sambo who started as a general worker on a citrus farm worked her way up to complete an agricultural diploma and is currently an intern at KMI Farming.

“I didn’t really have big singing dreams, but it was my friends and family who encouraged me to enter. So I took a chance,” an overwhelmed Sambo said.

She won a cash prize of R5000, clothing, make-up and life-skills and voice training, as well as a recording contract worth R15 000 from Wynand Breedt, owner of Traxtudio in Worcester.

This was the sixth year that this very popular competition, the only one of its kind, was held.

Agri’s Got Talent is a social-upliftment project sponsored by Hortgro, the VinPro Foundation, the Western Cape Department of Agriculture, the South African Table Grape Industry, and the Citrus Growers’ Association.

2019 Top 10

Click on the image to watch each contestant’s interview.

2019 Top 10 Morne Isaacs
Morne Isaacs
Diemersfontein, Wellington
2019 Top 10 Michael Magaga
Michael Magaga
Indigo Berries, Wellington
2019 Top 10 Rene Floors
Rene Floors
Bosman - Adama, Wellington
2019 Top 10 Sameul Felix
Sameul Felix
Bakenhof Wine Estate, Wellington
2019 Top 10 Akona Ndevu
Akona Ndevu
Diemersfontein, Wellington
2019 Top 10 Zenobia Pietersen
Zenobia Pietersen
Marianne Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
2019 Top 10 Alicia Rousseau
Alicia Rousseau
Lanko, Langkloof
2019 Top 10 Mario Christoffels
Mario Christoffels
Zandvliet Indingo, Ashton
2019 Top 10 Magdaleen Philander
Magdaleen Philander
Nonna Estate, Worcester
2019 Top 10 Nonkululeko Sambo
Nonkululeko Sambo
KMI Farming, Nelspruit

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