Finalists in Sprite Uncontainable talent search announced

Listen up: the Sprite Uncontainable hip hop talent search finalists have been announced! After just shy of 5 000 mobile studio and fan submissions were received, judges Reason, Mernoly Simba and Mars have selected the most uncontainable contestants in the emcee, dance, graffiti and fan categories.

B’ballers got in on the Sprite Uncontainable action too, with over 1 000 contestants completing a NBA Skills Challenge at the auditions. Finalists will compete in a high-pressure, timed skills challenge at the finals event and the baller with the quickest time will be named the winner.

The finalists will share the stage with hip-hop-greats as they battle it out at the Sprite Uncontainable finals event at Zone 6, Diepkloof, Soweto on August 2nd, 2014. The action-packed event, brought to you by Sprite, the NBA, ShockRA Entertainment and W.A.R Media, features international hip hop stars Pharoahe Monch and Jean Grae; local artists Revivolution, Reason, Tumi and Maggz; hip hop DJ’s Vigilante, Vardz, P-Kuttah, Zakes and Mr X; totally fresh dance crews, b-ballers, a battle zone and much, much more.

The additional “fan” category was created for peeps to submit an original piece of work like a picture or a poem that best reflects their truth. These top fans have now been paired up with the finalists in a unique relationship where the finalist will use the fan’s entry submission as inspiration for their performance at the finals while the fan promotes their finalist on social media leading up to the event.

The overall winners in each category – rap, dance, graffiti, fan and basketball – will be announced on the night. These rising hip hop stars will then get to experience the trip of a lifetime to New York in 2015 where they will enjoy a truly Uncontainable experience that only Sprite can provide.

Voting for the main categories (rap, dance and graffiti) is open to the public, which holds 40% of the final vote. Voting will open on on 16 July 2014 and close at 8pm on the 2nd of August 2014. The Sprite Uncontainable competition is designed as a platform to celebrate self-expression.

The finalists are:


Emcee Category:                             

Andelwa Ngubane, from Pinetown, Durban

Jason Mangena, from Croydon, Johannesburg

Unathi  Mpotulo aka “Uneek”, from Nyanga, Cape Town

Luthando Dekeni aka “Lolli”, from Sunnyside, Pretoria


Dance Category:

Nathan Adriaanse, from Athlone, Cape Town

Alistor Adams aka “Allycat”, from Tableview, Cape Town but currently residing in Westdene, Johannesburg

Benny Chiloane aka “Chilli”, from Sonheuwel, Nelspruit

Mlondi  Ndlovu aka “Superkid”, from Inanda, Durban


Graffiti Category:

Braden Smulders, from Newlands, Cape Town

Greg Schiffer aka “Kaos”, from Randburg, Johannesburg

Charles Keylock aka “Riot”, from Randburg, Johannesburg

Werner Reddinghuys aka “Tower”, from Emmerentia, Johannesburg


Fans Category:

Christopher MacClements, from Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria

Courtney Jacobs, from Coronationville, Johannesburg

Alfonso Simmers, from Oudtshoorn, Western Cape

Sizwe Moloi, from Pimville, Soweto

Lebohang Ramaema, from Willows, Bloemfontein

Pulane Khaile, from Botshabela, Free State

Ernest Ditsele, from Soweto, Johannesburg

Junior Mmotla, from Meyers Park, Pretoria

James Fatana, from Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Shavon Etches, from Randburg, Johannesburg

Johannes Raphunda, from Polokwane, Limpopo

Moses Motshwaedi from Soweto, Johannesburg


B’ballers Category:

Olebogeng Letebele, from Bloemfontein

Tebatso Sedibe, from central Bloemfontein

Andile Zulu, from Katlehong, Johannesburg

Andile Mbhele, from Braamfontein, Johannesburg


For more information about Sprite Uncontainable, to view the Terms and Conditions and to vote, visit Join the conversation with Sprite on Facebook and with @Sprite on Twitter using #SpriteHipHop. Tickets for the finals event are available for R100 at

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