BIO

Mpho Ludidi is an Afro-Soul singer-songwriter whose roots come a long way from the South African up-tempo and musically colorful hood, Katlehong, in Johannesburg where he first got introduced to Soul and Jazz music; and influences from Matatiele where he picked up his African vocals. He is now residing in Sweden since 2014 and has made it as the 16th Independent Music Awards Nominee in the category of R&B/Soul, with his song Ithemba (2018).

 

The Afro-Soul singer-songwriter, Mpho Ludidi studied Popular Music at Central Johannesburg College for three years. Although he majored in guitar, he gained confidence among the teachers as a backing vocalist; which made him one of the top two students to be picked for backing one of the greatest Afro-Jazz artists in South Africa, mama, Gloria Bosman. 

 

When Mpho Ludidi turned 30 years, his life took a different and more dramatic turn as he fell in love with his present wife and moved to Sweden. 

 

Since Mpho Ludidi resides in Blekinge county, he got introduced to the organization, Musik i Blekinge and their jazz/world music band, Unit who are part of different music projects. The organization found Mpho Ludidi and his music unique to the Swedish music culture and produced his first released Maxi-single, Ithemba in the year 2016 as part of future music projects. In the year 2017, he released his latest single titled, Izibongo (Praises); A song that celebrates the strength and love of South African women.

 

In Sweden, other artists have come to recognize and value his singing voice and excellent skills in songwriting and music composition. He has, therefore, had the pleasure of being featured in various music projects, one of them being Sebastian Stakset's album titled Genom vatten och eld on the song, Son of God.

 

In the year 2019, he is touring in schools around Blekinge and Kalmar county and will also be recording his neo-soul gospel album (Love Defined) which will be an expression of his awareness of God's love for himself and the world.