The Soil triumphs in Russia

The acapella trio won first prize at the annual White Nights of St. Petersburg music festival.

South African acapella group, The Soil. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - South African acapella group The Soil has won first prize at the annual White Nights of St. Petersburg International Music Festival which took place on Saturday in the Russian city.

The music festival forms part of the annual international arts festival, which is an extravaganza of the arts and includes music, opera, ballet, film and outdoor celebrations.

The acapella group, which is made up of Buhlebendalo Mda, and brothers Luphindo and Ntsika Fana Ngxanga, tweeted their excitement about the accolade.

The reaction of the crowd when it was announced at the #WhiteNightMusicFestival dat the 1st Prize goes 2 us.

#Russia pic.twitter.com/QRF8W2RsVR

We just landed safely back home & we come bearing giftsπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜„.

#WeWonItForSA

#GODisTOoGoOd

#itsNative

#TheSOil pic.twitter.com/JOjcfsfkpu

The group also won Best RnB, Soul and Reggae act at this year's South African Music Awards in April.

Earlier this month, the group recorded a song with Ladysmith Black Mambazo called Hamba Uyosebenza.

The single will be on the group's fourth album, Nostalgic Moments, which will be released in September.

MATCH MADE IN HEAVENπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜Š!!!

TOday's recOrding with the legendary LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO was beyOnd amazing πŸ‘Œ. pic.twitter.com/WlqQ4HdbUI