Bongi, a Top 8 performer on Idols 2010, has had a passion for music from a very young age.

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A self-taught pianist and avid performer, Bongi began session work at Lemon Jack Studios, contributing piano, backing vocals, musical arrangement, and later, sound engineering and production.

He has worked with Chris Chameleon, the Parlotones, Steve Hofmeyr and more, and continued his musical experience by opening the stage for aKing, Freshly Ground, Kurt Darren and Prime Circle. A regular volunteer at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital and the Siyazigabisa Children’s Home, Bongi’s projects involve teaching and encouraging children to fearlessly pursue their talent through regular piano lessons and informal jam sessions. After Idols, Bongi has pursued his solo career – performing with Lemon Grass, appearing in the Barnyard Theatre’s Summer of Love production, and most recently playing the role of Prince Charming in the Joburg Theatre’s 2011 production of Cinderella.

Bongi’s talent and charisma see him at home on any stage, and this dynamic performer sees big things ahead for 2012.