Born Liesl Penniken on September 28th, in Eldorado Park Johannesburg, she began singing in church and with the original members of the popular Popstar’s group Jamali. Jamali first won over South Africa’s hearts on Popstar’s 2003-2004 reality television show comprising of the three enormously talented trio; Liesl, Jacqui and Mariechan. Jamali’s first self-titled album hit platinum sales and set Jamali on the road to success. Their three times SAMA (South African Music Awards) nominated second album, `Yours Fatally’, was a huge hit with their fans.
They won the coveted SAMA for Best South African Pop Act 2009 for their 3rd album, `3rd Base’. After a decade as a group the talented trio best known for their thrilling vocals, videos and live shows have decided to support each other on their individual need to grow. The album she is currently recording will be a project that is going to be exported. We looking at making South Africa proud. LIESL has amazing stage performance, personality and voice we need to take this to the rest of the world. Releasing her first solo single “It’s You”