YouTuber and founder of Aneno Beauty, Mpoomy Ledwaba chats to us about the first time she met her husband Brenden Praise. Now one of SA’s most-loved young couples – Nompumelelo took us through the very early stages of their courtship in a recent interview.
A Movie In Common
[Laughs], the first time we met was through Twitter. I was following him at the time – he was on Idols but I wasn’t watching it because I was in varsity and I didn’t have a TV. He tweeted about a movie I happened to like and I randomly replied, not expecting a response or anything and he DM’d me and said “we have a movie in common” and then the rest is history. That started the conversation, we became friends and that died down.
The First-First Time They Met
The first time we met he didn’t know me. It was during his time on Idols. He was sitting at campus square and I knew Musa, the guy who won that season, we grew up together. I was on my way to the hair salon, they were sitting at news café and I looked like trash (Laughs). I spoke to Musa and Brendon and I didn’t even look at each other.
Is It By Coincidence Or Fate?
Then we met at a conference where he was singing and I was invited. We parked next to one another, as I got out of the car he got out of his car and we met. I was actually late, I recognised him and he recognised me. The rest is history.