Brenden is the Idols heartthrob that Randall said “makes young girls imagine they were women and old women imagine they were young girls”!
Brenden Praise Ledwaba, a soulful young man, born on February 5, 1994, grew up in the small town of Graskop, Mpumalanga Province. Brenden attended Graskop Primary School, and then went to Sybrand Van Niekerk High School in Sabie.
Growing up in a very musical family, Brenden started singing at 6 years old, and he started playing the piano at age 12. If you ask, Brenden, he would say, “Music has been a part of me ever since I could talk!” First, his dad taught him a few notes on the piano. Then playing the piano became natural. Later, it was clear Brenden had the skill for playing additional musical instruments. Brenden also taught himself to play the bass guitar and drums. He trained his ear to hear the sounds of music and his heart to feel the rhythm.
In 2013, Brenden began studying sound engineering at Emendy Sound and Music Technology College in Pretoria, South Africa. With knowledge to Contemporary music and professional training, Brenden is well-versed in studio production, mixing, and mastering music. Aside from singing, Brenden also produces music or “make beats” and writes his own songs.
Brenden is a genuine young man full of life and talent; it’s no surprise he became runner-up to South African 2013 Idols.