Stefan Ludik Biography: Age, Wife, Baby, Awards, Albums, Big Brother

All about the life of Namibia's star Stefan Ludik...

By  | May 20, 2020, 02:11 PM

Namibian musician Stefan Ludik is a jack of all trades and excels in everything he does.

The Big Brother star is a singer, songwriter, model, actor, and former cricketer. Here is what makes him shine...


Stefan was born on 05 April 1981. His star sign is Aries.

He comes from a family of four. His father's name is Paul and his mother's name is Susan. Stefan has a younger brother called Hugo. Hugo is also a great singer and just like his brother, he is also a retired cricketer. The two collaborated on a song called  Ode aan WHS.

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Stefan is married to the gorgeous Anelle Bester who is also an actress. The couple met on 7de Laan, and they both had lead roles on the soapie.  They were also both part of a movie called Sonskyn Beperk.

Stefan Ludik and Anelle Bester's wedding was breath-taking. It took place in South Africa. The wedding was featured on Top Billing. 
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 Stefan and his wife Anelle have a baby boy. The child was born in 2018 October.

This birth of the child led to Stefano putting a break on the entertainment industry and moving back to Namibia from South Africa in order to raise his son.

"My wife and I agreed that Namibia would be the best place to raise our son and build a strong foundation for our family, as I was basically stationed in South Africa to be part of the entertainment scene," he told Entertainment Now!
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Big Brother

Stefan became famous after appearing on the first series of Big Brother Africa in 2003. 

He was the eighth person evicted from the house.

Being on the reality show helped kickstart his TV career. 

TV shows

Stefan was part of Casper se Vries' Haak en Steek

He was also an actor on Egoli - the first bilingual, English and Afrikaans, South African soap opera which aired on M-Net. Stefan acted as Werner Krantz from Seasons 13-16. This was between 2004 and 2007.

The award-winning actor played the role of  Francois Brink on KykNET's Transito - an action series in 2008.

On Binnelanders, Stefano played the role of Dr. Gustav Kemp. He was part of the series from season eight until eleven.

He was a part of Getroud met Rugby: Die Sepie Season 3 where he played the role of Gasspeler.

Another popular soapie that Stefani had a role in is Isidingo, which aired in South Africa on SABC 3. Stefano played the role of Clive.

He also played the role of Andy on Mense Mense - Season 1, and Ryk on both Vloeksteen season 1 and season two. 


Before he became a celebrity, Stefan left Namibia to go to Germany and worked as a construction worker.

After completing matric, Stefan became actively involved in cricket. He was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler. Because of his excellent playing, he went on to represent the Namibian u/19 cricket team at the World Cup in Sri Lanka. He was part of the national Under-19s team from 1999 until 2000. 

He later returned and worked in forensic sciences. He has a  qualified in Psycho-Physiological Detection of Deception which he obtained at the WNNR in Pretoria, South Africa. This led to him opening his own company - Invictus Intelligence. He started the business in 2000 in Namibia.


Stafano loved music from a young age. He started working on his album in his teen years, when he was in High School. He not only has a mesmerizing voice, but he trained himself on the guitar.

His debut album, Liggroen Doringbome was released in 2005. The album has a mixture of English and Afrikaans songs.

His second album Vuur & Water was released in 2007.

After that, he released Burn This Town in 2010 and Boererock in 2014. 


Stefan won the Best Actor at People Magazine's Crystal Awards in both 2005. The next year he walked away with the title of SA's Hottest Hunk.

Stefano has also won the SA's Favourite Male Actor Award at the You/Huisgenoot Spectacular awards. 

In 2008, he won the Sexiest Man award at the You/Huisgenoot Spectacular awards.

Mamabaonline named him SA Sexiest Man in 2006.

He has also won awards for his music.

In 2011, he won the best alternative song for the single Black Girl, White Boy, at the  Afroatainment Museke Online Africa Music Award (MOAMA).


Stefan was an ambassador for Bank Windhoek's Solo Project. The project's main objective was to teach young Namibians about the importance of good financial management.  As part of the project,  Stefan visited many schools in Namibia to give them financial education.

He was also an ambassador for Olthaver & List.

He is also associated with Theo's Super Spar in Otjiwarongo, Namibia. He works as a Marketing Specialist for the store.

Stefan is proudly Namibian and is an ambassador for Team Namibia -  an initiative aimed at raising awareness for Namibian products and companies.

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