Meet Idols SA 2018 ‘Season 14’ top 16 contestant Niyaaz.
So who is Niyaaz?
Full Name: Niyaaz Arendse
Hometown: Cape Town, Western Cape
Independent artist and songwriter Niyaaz may have had his fair share of challenges in the music industry but that didn’t slow him down. Which is likely why the Western Capetonian had no trouble landing his spot in the Top 16. And now the 22 year old can’t wait to show off a few more tricks he has stored up his sleeves.
It’s Niyaaz’ fourth stab at Idols, a testament to the fact that he’s not giving up on his dreams anytime soon. As he puts it, music is “his life”. Now that he’ll be performing live on the big stage, this CapeTonian is also determined to connect with Randall, who hasn’t taken it easy on him this season.
Favourite Musician: Shawn Mendes
My Favourite Song: ‘Me and Mrs Jones’ by Billy Joel. I love the message of two people knowing that their being together is wrong, yet they still remain together
My Favourite Food: That would definitely have to be… anything! I eat anything but what I really like is Lasagne
My Favourite Style Icon: Rihanna and Zayn Malik. They’re very intricate when it comes to the pieces they wear!
Favourite Colour: Anything neutral
One thing that brings me luck: There’s isn’t anything specific. I think it would be my loved ones’ belief in me.
One interesting fact that may surprise you: I can do impressions Cher, Shakira, Duffy, Macy Gray etc. I’m also double-jointed in my fingers, LOL.