Opera Uber

Menzi, the opera-singing Uber driver got the best surprise from Martin Bester and the Jacaranda FM team, he was moved to tears by their generosity.


Johannesburg, South Africa – Get ready to sob your heart out! But only because this is the most incredible update you will see today. Earlier this week, we shared the beautiful story of Menzi, the opera-singing Uber driver who went viral after Kim Davey shared a video of him singing.

Kim Davey, a Johannesburg resident, was on her way to a meeting in Durban, she called an Uber and hopped in, thinking it would be just another trip. Only, this trip would be very different from any she has had before.

Menzi Mngoma arrived to pick Kim up. Menzi and Kim started chatting, and she learned that he was a musicology graduate with an incredible talent. He loves to sing Opera. Kim asked Menzi to show her his talent, and she spent the rest of her trip sitting in awe of him.

“My uber driver this morning in Durban, Menzi Mngoma, a 27-year-old musicology graduate, sang opera to me on the way to my meeting! Made my day! No opportunities for him in South Africa, he has resorted to being an Uber driver to earn a living. What a talented and special human being. Any agents out there who could assist him in making his dreams come true….message me!”

Kim now hopes to help Menzi get recognised and find an opportunity for him to use his talent as his way to earn an income. She put a video of him singing online and has asked that anyone who can assist, please message her.

The team at Jacaranda heard about Menzi and wanted to help him out. Martin Bester called Menzi to chat about his talent and what his biggest wish would be.

Menzi spoke about his parents being unemployed and wished he was able to support them more. Martin and the team then told him they would be giving him R5000.00 to help him out and wanted to make plans to have Menzi in the studio with them.

Menzi was moved to tears by the gift which got everyone listening choked up as well. Take a listen below and grab a few tissues because it is a good one!

Sources: Jacaranda FM
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