Port Shepstone-born Tender Mavundla is making waves with her new single, “Sengiyabona” (translated as I see now).
With 39,000 views at the time of writing, it’s clear that the music video and song itself is a hit.
Mavundla grew up in KwaNositha and completed her primary schooling in Durban while staying with her aunt, before she returned to Gamalakhe in 1996 to start Grade 6.
During her high school years, she was actively involved in stage plays and at one point was part of a gospel choir.
In 1997 she won SABC 1’s “Jam Alley Megastar” competition and realised that she should pursue her singing career seriously.
Mavundla moved to Johannesburg, sang backing vocals for various artists and participated in singing contests.
After taking a long break from the industry, she returned to the South Coast to study TV and film production at Esayidi TVET College.
She showcased her talent on both of South Africa’s biggest TV singing competitions – Idols and The Voice.
In the latter, she garnered three out of four coach turns with her blistering rendition of the Brenda Fassie classic “Vulindlela” and chose to join #TeamLira in 2017.