Niikiey Kubheka | Idols South Africa

Niikiey Niki Kubheka - Idols South Africa Season 19 Top 12 Contestant in 2023
Niikiey Niki Kubheka.

Niikiey Kubheka is a South African singer and digital creator from Vosloorus, Gauteng.

She was a contestant on Idols SA Season 19 in 2023 where she finished in 5th place.

Niikiey is 18 years old.

Wise beyond her years, Niikiey describes herself as a “humble superstar-in-the-making”.

Having been made fun of growing up, she has come to embrace her uniqueness.

She started singing in church aged six, before joining gospel singing groups throughout her youth, eventually branching out into genres such as amapiano.

The Idols South Africa callback came at a perfect time: Niikiey says she wasn’t sure what her next step in life would be. “I thought, ‘this is God pulling through for me’,” she says.

Stage presence is important to her, and she hopes the show’s audience connects with her when she’s performing.

Lebo Sekgobela and Buhlebendalo Mda are the musicians Niikiey most looks up to, while Season 15’s Sneziey Msomi is her favorite former Idols SA contestant.

Niikiey feels that her authenticity and passion for music are what drive her.

She originally wanted to be a therapist or chartered accountant, but she knows she is currently on the right path: “I don’t believe that God gave me this gift to just sit around with it.”

Performances & Song List

Below are all the songs performed by Niikiey on Idols SA Season 19.

Auditions“Shayizandla” by Naima KayGolden Ticket
Theatre Week Solo Performance“Turning Tables” by AdeleSafe
Top 12– “Make a Way” by Spirit of Praise featuring Mmatema (sung with Mmatema)
– “Intliziyo” by Zonke
Top 10“Umona” by Nomfundo MohSafe
Top 9“Mmatswale” by MalaikaSafe
Top 8“Easy” by CommodoresSafe
Top 7“The Way Kungakhona” by Bongo MaffinSafe
Top 6– “Inkanyezi” by Mondli Ngcobo
– “Knock You Down” by Keri Hilson featuring Ne-Yo and Kanye West
Top 5– “Ngena Noah” with Betusile
– “Maradona” by Niniola

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3 Responses

  1. Daisy Rebele says:

    Im going with Niikiey.😍😍

  2. tiego Mphothi says:

    Niikey, Niikey, Niikey, Niikey, Niikey!!!!!!!!!

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