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From farmworker... to farm Idol

Ayabonga Mhobo left his job as a farmworker after he won 2014 Agri’s Got Talent competition.

Agri's Got Talent 2014 winner Ayabonga Mhobo engages with children at the Norsa centre in Mbekweni near Wellington. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - From farmworker to farm idol... one man's voice is now inspiring an entire Boland community thanks to a singing contest.

The Agri's Got Talent competition aims to uplift diamonds in the rough on South African farms.

Since winning the 2014 Agri's Got Talent contest, Ayabonga Mhobo has left his job on a farm and now works full-time to plough his passion for music back into the Mbekweni community.

Through his full-time role at NGO Norsa, he's inspiring youngsters in the area to reach and sing for their dreams.

The next batch of talented fruit and wine farmworkers will take the stage soon when the top 10 finalists for 2015 are announced, giving another gifted individual a chance to be recognised for their singing talents.