How much was Somizi earning on Idols? Other judges salaries revealed too

Have you been wondering how much your favourite judges on Idols earn to just sit, be pretty and use their talents to judge South African upcoming musicians.

Here we have managed to get how much judges and presenters earn and packages it comes with being an Idol judge.







A car.

The producers at SIC Entertainment do all the judges travel arrangements to and from recordings for the programme, as well as other appearances judges has to do for the show. But if they feel like not getting along with the driver they are allowed with their own cars.


Trouble with sleeping arrangements, accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis is provided to ensure judges make no appearance with an empty stomach.

Flights sorted

Idols SA judges have their flights upgraded to business class all the way.

Daily Allowance

An Idols SA judges gets R1500 out of town allowance just incase money for lunch is needed.

Monthly Salary

As of 2021 an SA Idol judge to pocket some extra spending money R48 700 per month over a period of 10 months to be exact.