Randall Abrahams

Birth Name:
Randall Abrahams
Radio and television personality
Date of Birth
26 July 1969 (age 54 years)
Place of Birth
Cape Town, Western Cape
South African
University of Cape Town (UCT)

Randall Abrahams, (born 26 July 1969, Cape Town, Western Cape, South African), Radio and television personality known for his pointed criticism of contestants on South Africa’s biggest talent search competition Idols SA.

Who Is Randall Abrahams?

Randall Abrahams was born on 26 July 1969, in Cape Town, Western Cape. Randall started his career at Good Hope FM in 1992 as a programming assistant, and went on to be station manager from 1994-1997. He left Good Hope and moved to Johannesburg where he helped establish the youth radio station Yfm, taking up the position of Station Manager, where he remained until 2002.

Randall Abrahams education

Randall Abrahams attended Harold Cressy High School. He attended the University of Cape Town from 1988-1992, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons).

Randall Abrahams wife and children

Randall Abrahams’ wife and children are not yet known.

Idols South Africa (Idols SA)

Randall Abrahams joined the Idols SA since the show launched in February 2002. He is best known as “the bad judge” on the show. He co-judge the show alongside Somizi Mhlongo and Unathi Nkayi.

Idols SA judges, Unathi Nkayi, Somizi Mhlongo and Randall Abrahams


During his time at Yfm Randall was also the Deputy Chairperson of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the industry body responsible for promoting the aims of the broadcasting sector, from 2000-2001. From 2001-2003 he was Chairperson of the NAB.

In 2002 he was one of the original judges of M-Net’s reality singing competition Idols, based on the international format Pop Idol and American Idol. He has been a judge on the show ever since, in the role of “Mr. Nasty”.

Randall was also a judge of the World Idols television competition in 2003, in which Idols 1 winner Heinz Winckler placed fourth.

From 2002-2006 he was the General Manager of Commercial Radio at the SABC, responsible for the success of 5fm, Metro FM and Good Hope FM.

Since leaving the SABC he has been an independent consultant to the digital and PR industry, while continuing his television duties.

He has also worked as a freelance journalist, contributing to such publications as Financial Mail, Tribute, Y Mag, Advantage and Blink.

He has also been the owner/managing partner of the PR firm Total Exposure (who handle the publicity for SA’s Got Talent), of the events company Mushroom Productions and the multimedia marketing company RAMM.

Randall is one of the judges of the SABC2 reality competition SA’s Got Talent, based on the British “Got Talent” format, since October 2009.

What is Randall Abrahams’ Instagram?

Randall Abrahams is on Instagram and his official handle is @insta_randicles.