Who Won ‘The Voice SA’ 2016? Meet Richard Stirton


The first season of MNet’s The Voice SA has gone by and Richard Stirton was crowned as the first winner of the show.

The 22-year-old Cape Town-born singer beat out 8 finalists for the big prize.

Gavin Edwards (37) from Johannesburg, who was hot on Richard’s heels on the iTunes charts this week at no 2, came in second for #TeamBobby, and #TeamLira’s Jeremy Olivier (41) and #TeamKaren’s “Stilfontein”, 25-year-old Almur Marais, rounded out the Top 4 tonight.

Richard walks away with a spectacular prize package worth more than R800 000, comprising:
  • A R200 000 cash prize from DialDirect;
  • A brand new Fiat 500;
  • A coveted Gear S2 watch from Samsung, along with a Samsung Galaxy S7 smart phone, a  Gear Virtual Reality set, a JS9000 smart TV and Level On Headphones;
  • R100 000 worth of cutting-edge fashion from Truworths;
  • And of course that coveted recording contract with Universal Music South Africa.

Before he entered The Voice South Africa and embarked on his journey to becoming South Africa’s next superstar, Richard was studying towards B.Com management degree at UCT and playing music in Barnyard shows and at Cape Town’s famous “Stardust” restaurant.

All four of the coaches turned for him during the Blind Auditions and he decided to join #TeamKahn because Kahn Morbee said that he had inspired him.

FYI: During the show, there was also some great news for Zoë Modiga (22) and Thembeka Mnguni (32). They were both offered recording contracts by Universal Music South Africa!

Congrats again to, Richard!