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Sunday, November 29, 2009


Idols Star, Tender Mavundla releases debut album

Tender Mavundla wasn’t always as well known as she is now, thanks to South Africa’s Pop Idols but right now she is capitalising on that momentum with the release of her debut album, Tender Moments.

Born in Port Shepstone, Tender grew up in little village called KwaNositha where she was actively involved in stage plays and a gospel choir. In 1997, things started turning around for Tender, after she won SABC 1’s Jam Alley Megastar Competition and decided to pursue singing as a career. She moved to Johannesburg where she sang backing vocals for various artists and made it into the Top 5 of a Gospel Star Search.

In 2001 she was diagnosed HIV and moved back to Port Shepstone. In what seemed like a miraculous second chance when Idols arrived in Margate in June 2007, she entered and ended up as one of the four finalists. After impressing the public and judges alike with her vocal talents, Tender has now released her debut 13-track Afro-Pop/Afro Soul album described as an “electric debut” showcasing her voice, spectrum of styles and never give up attitude.

Released through Augmented Music Productions the album is available via mail order, details on