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Nianell is one of South Africa's well known singer's

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Nianell, born Sonia Aletta Nel in Omaruru, Namibia, is a South African singer, pianist, guitarist and composer. After growing up in Windhoek, Nianell graduated with a 3 year diploma in light music from Pretoria Technikon in South Africa and has also studied classical music at Trinity College in London, UK and the University of South Africa.

She has a four-octave vocal range and her songs have been described as including "elements of Folk, Pop, R&B, Country, Classic and even Celtic music". Four of her albums; "Who Painted The Moon?", "Angel Tongue", "Life's Gift", and "I Know I'm Lucky", have reached platinum status in South Africa. In April 2011 she released her first album in the United States.

Nianell has shared a stage with Christina Aguilera, Andrea Bocelli, Westlife, Diana Ross, Shakira, Freshly Ground, and the Grammy Award winning Soweto Gospel Choir. She released a duet album with Dozi and another duet album with Afro-Pop artists Romanz will be released in May 2011.

She has performed in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Latvia, France, and the United Kingdom. In 1998 she played netball in the Namibian national team.

She and her husband, Andrew Thompson, have triplets, all girls.

First Platinum Hit

Nianell got her International First Platinum Hit with her song "Who Painted The Moon?" The composition was covered by another international superstar Hayley Westernra on the album "Pure." The album sold over 2 million copies and Nianell’s version was featured as a single on this album.


SAMA Awards

Nianell has won 2 SAMA Awards for her song "Angel Tongue" winning "Best English Contemporary album" and "Best Female songwriter for 'We’ll Find A Way'" The debut album "Who Painted the Moon?" (2002) reached gold status in South Africa. The song "Is not It?" From this album was internationally known and mostly played by radio stations in Canada and the United States. With the album's songs "Have Faith," "Is not It?", "As One", "Just For Tonight" and "Who Painted The Moon?" Nianell produced in South Africa five top-20 radio hits.

Their second album "Angel Tongue" (2004) also reached gold status in their homeland. With this album Nianell two SA Music Awards won in 2005 in the categories Best Adult Contemporary English Album and Best Female Composer.

As a singer with a range of 3 ½ octaves Nianell is also a successful live performer and regularly tours throughout Southern Africa - but also plays abroad, for example in the UK Kasie Festival at the Royal Albert Hall in London in 2004.


Their third album "Life's Gift" Apparitions 2006. 2007 followed by the DVD "As One" with a concert recording at Emperor's Palace in Johannesburg. In 2008 the album "I Know I'm Lucky" was released. This was followed by the album "Sand & Water" and 2012 album "My Heart" in 2010.


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