Brian Ndevu (born 19 October 1979) is a South African former TV presenter and radio personality. He is best known as the host of the Algoa FM Drive Show. He has also joined the SABC3’s continuity line-up in 2005.
His bubbly personality on the radio earned him the hearts of listeners. He had already made a name for himself at the age of 15. His first big break was working for the SABC as a continuity presenter at Simunye. He won the Best Presenter award a year after starting out.
|19 October 1979 (age 44 years old)
|Place of birth:
|Mdantsane, East London
|Public Relations and Communications
|Former TV presenter, radio personality
|Candice Lee Waddle
|Best Male Continuity Presenter award at the Duku Duku Awards
Brian Ndevu was born on 19 October 1979 in Mdantsane in East London. He always had a passion for media. He is the first East London-born presenter at the helm of Algoa FM’s Drive show to the Border area.
The former presenter’s fascination with radio stemmed from visiting CKI Radio as a child.
Brian Ndevu began to follow his passion for radio during high school. He enrolled to study Public Relations and Communications in Johannesburg.
Ndevu moved to Johannesburg to get into radio and communication. His first job in the City of Gold was as a continuity presenter on SABC1. He worked with LoveLife for almost two years. He encouraged young people to make positive choices.
Brian took over from presenter Gordon Graham, who spent twenty years with the Algoa FM. He joined the team and began to co-present. He had been the breakfast show host on Tru FM since he returned to the Eastern Cape in 2014.
The radio personality was a continuity presenter and sports commentator on SABC television. He was the head of public relations and communications for the Premier Boxing League.
On radio, listeners love him for interacting with his audience. However, he left Algoa FM amicably since he needed a break to explore new things. He presented the afternoon drive show to East London, Qonce, Komani, and Aliwal North.
Ndevu joined the station in 2016. He was a nominee for a Best TV Presenter award in his first year on the job. He won the title again the following year.
His career highlights include co-hosting the finals for Miss South Africa Teen in 2001. He hosted the regional tour of the same event the following year.
The radio personality co-hosted alongside some of the country’s finest personalities on music shows. Brian appeared in Generations and Jozi Streets while writing for Hype Magazine.
Brian Ndevu is married to the business developer Candice Lee Waddle. Their wedding took place in Beacon Bay, East London. He has a son, Anesu.
Brian Ndevu and fellow TV presenter Dicksy Ngqula made headlines for the wrong reasons. They appeared in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court in August 2010 on charges of serious assault and malicious damage to property.
The duo were arrested for allegedly driving their car into the path of another and assaulting the driver alongside Malibongwe Drive, Randburg, northern Johannesburg.
A woman in the other car allegedly called on the two for help. The duo stopped the vehicle, dragged the man from it, and beat him. They were not asked to plead and were told not to contact the complainant.