Mpoomy Ledwaba is a businesswoman, content creator, and wife of South African soul singer Brendan Praise. She initially came to the limelight for being the wife of the runner-up of the 9th season of the Idol SA talent show, but over the years, she has created a niche for herself, and she is now a celebrity and influencer.
Mpoomy Ledwaba is from a Christian Family
Mpoomy Ledwaba was born to a Christian family in Middelburg, Mpumalanga on January 23 1994. She is yet to reveal so much about family and who her siblings are, but they were Christians who were dedicated to church activities.
As early as the age of five, Mpoomy was already a part of the church choir, the same choir of which her dad and four siblings were also members. She lost her sister to a car accident and also lost her dad to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
She was Opportuned to Get a Job While in the University
There is currently no information regarding the elementary and secondary school Mpoomy attended. However, we know that she relocated to Johannesburg at some point in her life, where she furthered her education at the University of Johannesburg, where she studied Accounting.
By her 200l, she landed a job at Investec as a banker. This did not only give her the required experience needed to launch a career after her graduation, but it may have also put some money in her pocket.
Mpoomy Later Dropped Out of the University
Mpoomy was obviously headed for a successful career in the financial world, but along the line, her passion changed. During one of her university examinations, she couldn’t bring herself to study. While other students were studying, she was more interested in drafting a business plan.
When she eventually went in to write the exams, even though she did not study for it, she could not bring herself to focus on the exam. And after staring at her exam booklet for a while, she finally made up her mind to ditch the exam and pursue her new passion in business. That was how Mpoomy stood up, left the hall, and never went back to school.
She Started Her Career as a Model
The decision to drop out of school was a very dicey one. She knew she had two options, either to make it or to regret it, and Mpoomy was determined to make it. As expected, her parents were not happy with her decision, but she was convinced it was the best thing to do.
Unfortunately, she did not have the capital to start her business plan. But thankfully, she is a beautiful woman, and her beauty served as an asset to her. She was fortunate enough to land a job with a modeling agency that paid her R22,000. She modeled for a billboard and television advert.
With the money she made from modeling, she was able to start her own business, and today, she now has several businesses to her name.
Mpoomy Ledwaba is Happily Married to Brendan Praise
Mpoomy Ledwaba is the wife of Brendan Praise. They love birds and got married in 2017. At this time, they were only 23 and did not have the money to do the wedding of their dreams. Mpoomy has recounted on social media how they spent only R10,000 on their wedding and how only 50 guests graced the event.
Four years after their white wedding, they had their traditional marriage, which was the wedding of their dreams. They were both dressed in traditional attires, and it was obvious that they had more money. Their union is blessed with two amazing children, and Mpoomy is doing a great job combining motherhood, being a wife, and career.
Her husband is also very supportive of her and regularly features in her YouTube video. It is noteworthy that both Mpoomy and Brenden Praise are the same age. This couple serves as couple goals, and they both are so good at having fun, despite how busy their schedule may be.
Mpoomy Ledwaba is Now a Big Time Business Woman
She invested in the cleaning business from the money Mpoomy made from modeling. She created flyers and advertised herself on all the platforms she could. She started cleaning people’s houses all by herself for some time until she could employ staff members.
From being that university dropout who knew she wanted to do business, Mpoomy is now the proud owner of different businesses. Aside from Cleanipedia, she is also the founder of Aneno Beauty, which sells wigs. She also owns a coffee bar.
Mpoomy is a director at Ukhamba Lobuntu Chem and the co-founder of ‘Hello Gorgeous Lets Talk.’ Although she may not have completed university and is already a successful businesswoman who may never need to go back to school, her knowledge about finance from the university has contributed to helping her grow and manage all her businesses.
She is also a Singer and Brand Influencer
Aside from doing business, Mpoomy Ledwaba has also ventured into music. She went from being a small choir member to a backup singer for famous music artists like Dr. Tumi, Donnie McClurkin, and Vashawn Mitchel.
She currently has over 500k followers on Instagram and has worked with brands like Disney Africa, Lancewood.co.za, and Standard Bank, to mention but a few. Mpoomy is also a big-time YouTuber and podcaster.
She has over 500k followers on her YouTube channel, where she shares content about life and family. Her podcast is called “Wisdom and Wellness Podcast.” She is devoted to inspiring people, believes so much in God, and upholds Christian values.