Riaan Benadé (born 1992) is a South African singer-songwriter. He dropped his first album Spontaan in August 2020. He dropped his debut single, Helpende Hande, in 2019.
Working for Coleske Artists created more opportunities for him. He has performed in the musical event Afrikaans is Groot Somerfees. He has shared the stage with Theuns Jordaan, Steve Hofmeyr, and Dewald Wasserfall.
|1992 (age 31 years old)
|Place of Birth:
|Light music and jazz
Riaan Benadé was born in 1992 in Pretoria, the capital of South Africa. He grew up with his family on their farm in Nylstroom. His family, the Benadés, are well-known in Nylstroom. His Ouma was a beloved music teacher at the high school.
The singer started to write songs as a teenager of fifteen years. His talent improved in his twenties due to consistency. He then went to study music and knew he wanted to do it.
Riaan majored in light music and jazz. He enjoyed gaining knowledge from his classmates as a music student.
In 2019, he dropped his debut single, Helpende Hande. Many opportunities came with working for Coleske Artists. One of his highlights performing in the Afrikaans is Groot Somerfees. He has also appeared in smaller concerts.
Riaan has also shared the stage with Theuns Jordaan, Steve Hofmeyr, and Dewald Wasserfall.
Benadé’s first song as a songwriter at Coleske Artsist was Land en Strand for Bok van Blerk. The piece was the theme song of Bok van Blerk’s TV show, with the same title.
The two renditions of the country hit Riaan recorded – Sound of a Million Dreams and Amarillo by Morning – are in volume 3 of Country is Groot.
The singer wrote the hit track Monumentaal. Ruhan du Toit recorded the song, which gained massive airplay. He dropped a solo album Spontaan. The first single from the album is Gooi Nog ‘n Whiskey.
Riaan Benadé is married to Melissa Benadé, an admitted lawyer. The couple welcomed their daughter, Lucca Benadé, in 2022. He loves nature and often posts pictures of him in the wild.
In July 2023, he suffered a stroke and was in Kloof Hospital. After spending time in the hospital, the doctors told him that the symptoms had all disappeared and he had not experienced any new effects.
The singer-songwriter tells many stories about him on social media through his posts. He posts about his music career, explorations, and moments with his family.
Benadé has made his mark as a songwriter in the industry. He has written songs for himself and other Coleske Artists’ biggest stars. Here are some of his songs – singles and album tracks.
- Rowwe Bliksem
- Vat ‘n Bietjie
- There Was Jesus
- Haai Haai
- Lieg Vir My
- Gooi Nog ‘n Whiskey
- Kannie Sonder Jou Nie
- Ons Sal Self
- Sy’t Lyf
- Jy Is Genoeg
- From Now On
- Helpende Hande
- Hierdie Keer
- Amarillo By Morning
- Sound Of A Million Dreams
- Seven Spanish Angels