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Menzi Mngoma

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My name is Kim Davey, 39 and I am from Johannesburg.

On 23 May I went to Durban on a work-related trip and hailed an Uber. The driver, Menzi Mngoma, and I got chatting and I soon discovered that he is in fact an Opera singer who, due to lack of opportunities in South Africa, became an Uber driver to support his family.

Not letting the unique opportunity pass me by, I asked Menzi if he would mind singing for me. He gladly obliged. As soon as Menzi started to sing I was immediately blown away. I was completely gobsmacked. I got instant goosebumps! The experience was completely surreal. In our subsequent conversation I repeatedly said to him “there must be someone who can help you!”  

When Menzi dropped me back at the airport, I told him to never give up on his dreams and that he needs to put positive energy out into the universe and something will come. I asked his permission to post the videos to Facebook.

Little did I know that with my post and simple request, - for someone to help to make this Man's dream come true - I would be that “someone” that would help to expose his natural talent. The post has since gone viral with over 700k shares.

We are so grateful that our story is being told and this experience has reaffirmed for us that there is good in the world and that by working together anything is possible! 

We are raising funds for Menzi to attend  iPOP!® – The International Presentation of Performers.
iPOP!®  is the world’s biggest talent convention, to be held in Hollywood, Los Angeles from 12 – 21 December 2019.

Here Menzi will have the opportunity to showcase his talent, performing in front of and meeting up to 200 international agents, decision makers and industry professionals and experts.

I have no doubt that Menzi will go far, he has a dream to perform Opera Internationally, he is extremely talented and he is committed to achieving that dream. 

A brief breakdown of the income that Menzi needs in order to get him to participate @ iPOP!

Visa

Return Flights DBN-LAX

8 nights Accommodation
iPOP! Convention cost

We have included R 20 000.00 in the funding requirements which will go towards his family whilst he is away in LA, as he won’t be able to work whilst he is travelling.

The donations will allow Menzi the opportunity to make his dream of performing Opera Internationally a reality.

Donations

  • Oct 20, 2019 - USD $ 28.40
  • "many blessings and please always follow your heart" - Katrin

  • Aug 26, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "Shoot for the stars!" - Diana

  • Aug 21, 2019 - R 10 282.00
  • "Continue spreading the Love Menzi " - Anonymous

  • Aug 20, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "I hope you feel the love! Good luck" - Inspired Fan

  • Aug 19, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Wiahing you all the best you got this" - LMG

  • Aug 19, 2019 - USD $ 15.93
  • "thumbs up" - Sabine and Sven

  • Aug 19, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Best of luck" - Anonymous

  • Aug 19, 2019 - R 30.45
  • "??" - Limor Muskat

  • Aug 19, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck!! Make South Africa proud" - Anonymous

  • Aug 19, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Incredible Kim????????.. good luck Menzi ??" - Brigitte

  • Aug 19, 2019 - USD $ 12.37
  • "Best of luck " - Heide

  • Aug 19, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Wishing all the best our proudly SA Star!" - Anonymous

  • Aug 19, 2019 - R 28.00
  • "Best wishes" - Melanie Burgin

  • Aug 19, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "We rooting for you, reach for the stars" - Anonymous

  • Aug 19, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Best of luck! May all your dreams come true" - Ursula

  • Aug 19, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Wishing you the best of luck" - Avril Epstein

  • Aug 19, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Best of luck!" - Anonymous

  • Aug 19, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Wishing you all the best" - Nikki

  • Aug 19, 2019 - R 50.75
  • "Good Luck!" - Roanne Schneider

  • Aug 19, 2019 - USD $ 18.94
  • "Reach for the stars! " - Molly, Hannah and Emily

  • Jul 30, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Break a leg " - Anon

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 30 811.67

Fundraising target

R 150 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 16 550.00
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We are raising funds for Menzi (The Opera Singing Uber Diver) to attend  iPOP!® – The International Presentation of Performers.  iPOP!®  is the world’s biggest talent convention, to be held in Hollywood, Los Angeles from 12 – 21 December 2019.