The top 6 of Spotlight S3 is a ladies’ affair as the girls are dominating.  Joining the ladies in the top 6 is 25-year-old Simphiwe, whose rendition of Sethu Magagula’s ‘Lutsandvo’ impressed the judges. She was the first contestant to take the stage, Khulekni said her performance was a great start to the show with the other judges agreeing nd wishing her the best as the competition continues.


Get to know Simphiwe Mnisi

1.Tell us about yourself?

My name is Simphiwe Mnisi and I’m 25 years old.

  1. Why did you join Spotlight?

I joined the spotlight competition as a way of getting myself out there for growth and exposure. And of course ?, I saw the prizes!

  1. How does it feel making it this far in the competition?

We always say believe in yourself! But honestly this competition is not only about that. It’s also about having people who support you so for me, making it this far has humbled me because I know I’m not alone. There are people who have my back. I’m grateful to God, their support and my hard work.

  1. Describe your Spotlight experience in 3 words.

Exciting, demanding and educational.

  1. Which are your 3 Favorite performances?

That would be when I performed ‘subconsciously’ by Sabrina & black coffee, ‘ Lutsandvo’ by our own, Sethu Magagula and ‘If ain’t got you’ by Alicia keys because when I performed these songs I felt more calm than my other performances.

  1. Who is your music idol?

I don’t have one specific person. I admire difference styles from Beyonce, Alicia keys, Christina Aguilera and Sabrina Claudio.

  1. What advice would you give to a potential spotlight contestant?

You must come prepared to focus on the spotlight as it requires your time 24/7 and remember to enjoy doing your thing the best possible way you can coz your entry to the next level of the competition is not guaranteed.

  1. First things you’ll do if you win?

The first thing I’d do if I win. I’d cry and thank God and everyone who is supporting me. I would also like to treat myself with long hours of a peaceful sleep, lol.


Catch the nest episode of the Spotlight S3 on Sunday at 5pm via MTN Eswatini Facebook or YouTube link in bio or @eswatini_tv to see who makes to the top 5 nd who gets eliminated.