EACH ONE OF THE SONGS HAS A SPECIAL MEANING TO ME – NÁDINE

Nádine Hoffeldt was born in Durban, South Africa. Starting her career as a teenager in 1996, she has released twelve albums, two certified platinum and four more certified gold. She toured South Africa with Dutch singer Jan Smit in 1997, when her then manager Ian Bossert brought him to the country. She also performed at the “Two Nations” concert in 1997, along with the Spice Girls and Billy Ocean, for an audience that included Nelson Mandela and Prince Charles.

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Nádine released her seventh solo album, Mense soos jy, in September 2005. Her Nádine 10 Years Live was nominated for Best DVD in the 2006 South African Music Awards (SAMA). To date, each of Nádine’s albums has produced a successful song with the latest being “Skildery”

Nádine released her eighth album, As Jy Wonder, produced by international songwriter and producer Steve Taylor. She wrote lyrics for many of the album’s songs herself. She commented: “For the past ten years of my career I left the songwriting to the songwriters, but I realize now that you can interpret your own material much better. I co-wrote seven songs with Steve Taylor.

Nadine never allowed the nodules on her vocal cords deter her from her musical career. She pulled through it all and now she says “…I am very grateful that that is now something of the past… We worked on the album for ten months and each one of the songs has a special meaning to me.”

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Nádine has recorded a number of hit songs, including “Dankie liewe Ouma”, “Hoor hoe klop my hart”, “Kom dans met my”, “Latina”, “’n Meisiekind wil ek graag bly”, “Die Hemel Brand”, “Alweer Iemand Anders”, “Afrika Spore” and “Vive la Vida”. Her best-known song, the ballad “Kaapse Draai”, was nominated as one of the top five songs in the 2003 Geraas Musiek Toekenning (GMT) awards, which recognizes songs in Afrikaans. She maintains a busy performance schedule with up to 120 concerts a year. After more than twenty years in the South African music industry, she numbers total sales of over 500 000 CDs. In 2008, she was again nominated for the SAMA awards for the album, As Jy Wonder.

In 2010, she released her album This Time I Know, containing the singles “This Time I Know It’s For Real” and “Made Up My Mind”, the latter being an English language cover of “Delete” by Younha. Her song “I Can Have You” was covered in Korean by f(x), who titled it “Mr Boogie”. She has been promoting the new album within Europe over the past while, mainly in Belgium and Germany, in an attempt to expand her audience and become a more widely recognised singer. In 2015 she began to present the Afrikaans music game show Musiek Roulette produced by Johan Stemmet, presenter of its sister-show Noot vir Noot. She has had her ups and downs but still forging ahead with what she was born to do.

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