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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa | MAJOR

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa | MAJOR
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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Albums Released in Southern Africa:
1) My Heart - Released 2012
2) Who painted the moon? - Platinum Status
3) Angel Tongue - Platinum Status
4) life's Gift - Platinum Status
5) I know I'm lucky - Gold Status
6) It takes two - Duet Album with South african artis Dozi - Platinum Status
7) Sand & Water - New release

DVD Releases in Southern Africa:

1) As One - Gold Status
2) It takes two - Gold Status
3) Sand & Water - New Release

Radio Airplay:

Nianell's music is receiving airplay all over the world, mostly on AC Stations.



Platinum Selling Artist - Nianell

Diverse Creative Entrepreneur Nianell is a platinum-seller vocal gymnast, who dazzles with ease among four octaves. She includes elements of Folk, Pop, R&B, Country, Classic and Celtic in her song-writing, and accompanies herself on piano and acoustic guitar. Vocally she creates her own musical language, where words are sometimes unnecessary, allowing every soul to interpret the melody according to its own needs. She is a South African and international success story; with many of her songs play listed on radio stations worldwide. She is a gifted singer, a talented musician and song writer, an author and now also sharing her message as an inspirational keynote speaker.

Nianell achieved international success with her song ‘Who Painted the Moon’ when Hayley Westenra did a cover version of it and sold over 2 million copies worldwide. Known for her great sense of humor, she makes her audience feel very comfortable by sharing lessons from her own life while motivating and inspiring herself and others atthe same time.

Nianell is an inspiration to all who meet her, she exudes the love and inspiration she sings about and her passion and sincerity are contagious. There is something for everybody in her diverse range of melodies. Over and above reaching the top of the music game in Southern Africa, Nianell is an astute business person, the Mother of triplets and has recently authored her first book Knowing Who I Am. She has also just landed a world publishing deal for her book with the publishing company Hay House and by August 2012 her book, which includes a 16 track CD, will also be launched in the UK, USA, India & Australia.

In line with the launch of her recent book, Nianell has created an extraordinary keynote speech entitled ‘Knowing Who I Am’ that combines the spirit of her wisdom with the beauty of her voice. This hour presentation includes an equal combination of inspirational messages with many of her well known songs such as ‘Life’s Gift’, ‘I Hold the Sun, ‘Who Painted the Moon’ and her song ‘Finally’ , which won first prize in the 16th annual USA Songwriting Competition for best inspirational song. Nianell will be releasing her 6th solo album in May 2012, featuring 14 new original songs.

“Awareness is the birth of new beginnings, the beginning of a life worth living, the beginning of actually being alive”


Career highlights include a duet performance with the legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli during one of his visits to South Africa, along with a world televised performance at the closing ceremony 2010 FIFA World Cup finals.
In addition, she has achieved gold status with four of her albums and platinum status with four, establishing her as one of South Africa’s top-selling artists.
She won several South African Music Awards for various projects.
Nianell exudes the love and inspiration she sings about, and her passion and sincerity are contagious.
Over and above reaching the top of the music game in South Africa, Nianell is also an astute business person and the mother of triplets – her most precious achievement(s)!


* Nianell’s song “Who painted the moon?” from her debut album release in 2002 was covered by the international songstress Hayley Westenra and it featured as a single on her album, “Pure”, which sold in excess of 2 million copies worldwide.
* The album Angel Tongue (2004) won two SAMA (South African Music Award) awards:
- Best English Contemporary album
- Best Female songwriter for “We’ll find a way”.
* Nianell performed at the Unite the Stars event held at the Coca Cola Dome in Johannesburg, 9 November 2005 which also included artist like Christina Aguilera, Westlife and Diana Ross.
* 2006 – Won the Global Song-writing competition with her song “We’ll find a way”
* In 2008, Nianell took the first step to worldwide distribution, by releasing a compilation album called “Shining in your light” in Singapore and Indonesia through Platinum Records.
* In 2009, she was awarded best female vocalist at the Vonk awards.
* In 2010, she won the Vonk award as top female vocalist, as well as best DVD with Dozi – It takes two.
* In 2010 Nianell was a finalist with two of her songs in the International Songwriters Competition and received and honourable mention. 15 000 songwriters from all over the world entered this competition.
* In 2010 Nianell was chosen to sing with the legendary Italian tenor, Andrea Bocelli at the Celebrate Africa event, also held at the Coca Cola Dome in Johannesburg.
* In 2011, Nianell won the category for best Gospel/Inspirational song in the 16th annual USA Song Writing Competition
* Nianell shared the stage with performers like Shakira and Freshly Ground at the closing ceremony of the finals FIFA Soccer World Cup, which was televised worldwide.
* Nianell took hands with Romanz (four young men who do exceptionally well in South Africa) and their first CD topped the charts.
* Niane