Theuns Jordaan was not born a singer. Instead, he learnt to sing and loved his craft. As a child, he had a pretty normal life. This was the case for most of his young adult life. However, he first performed when he pursued his university studies at the University of Stellenbosch. This was when everything changed for the talented singer/songwriter.
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Theuns Jordaan Skaakspel is one of his greatest hits. However, he has other great tunes in his list of great songs that you should listen to. Other than this, how well do you know him? Read on to discover more from the biography of Theuns Jordaan.
Profile summary and bio
- Birth name: Theuns Jordaan
- Date of birth: 10th of January, 1971
- Date of death: 17th of November, 2021
- Theuns Jordaan's age: 50 years old (as of 2021)
- Profession: Actor, musician, songwriter, and an occasional on-air personnel
- Famous for: Being one of South Africa's most prominent emotive musicians
- Birthplace/hometown: Eastern Cape, South Africa.
- Nationality: South Africa
- Sexuality: Straight
- Religion: Christianity
- Ethnicity: Africaneer
- Zodiac sign: Capricorn
- Body build: Fit
- Eye colour: Blue
- Hair colour: Light brown
- Marital status: Single
- Previous dating: Jo-ann Jansen Van Vuuren
- Children: Britney Deoné
- Education: Volkskool school in Graaff-Reinet and University of Stellenbosch
- Degrees: High school Diploma and Psychology degree
- Theuns Jordaan's net worth: $200,000 to $600,000
- Years active: 1992 to 17th of November, 2021
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Who was Theuns Jordaan?
Theuns Jordaan's real name was Theuns Tollison Shelton; he was born on the 10th of January, 1971 in Venterstad, Eastern Cape, South Africa, to Mr and Mrs Jordaan. So, how old is Theuns Jordaan? Theuns Jordaan’s age was 50 years old.
He attended Volkskool School in Graaff-Reinet before furthering his education at the University of Stellenbosch, where he bagged a degree in Psychology.
Theuns Jordaan had always been in love with music since his hay days and had to work odd jobs alongside his strive to become one of the most sought after musicians in the South African music industry.
From the Theuns Jordaan poetry-based album to his Soos Bloed solo, the incredibly gifted South African has continued to wow his fans with captivating musical productions and releases.
Theuns Jordaan's music career did not fall into his lap like some manna from heaven; the prolific singer and songwriter hustled his way up the ladder to reach the peak of a successful musical career. After graduating with a university degree in psychology, the musician relocated from the Eastern Cape to Pretoria, South Africa, in 1998. He went to work in a studio to produce his first album, Vreemde Stad.
Two years later, the album was made public at Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, Oudtshoorn. Before his fame, Jordaan tried his hands on several odd jobs, especially in restaurants, to keep his body and soul alive. While at it, his love for music and songwriting was unquenchable. Soon enough, he started performing in bars and restaurants.
Theuns Jordaan's songs
Theuns' musical career has witnessed a lot of success amidst his struggles. Some of Theuns Jordaan's songs list include the following:
- Bring Jou Hart
- Jou Asem
- Roeper van my hart
- Jou Huis
- Hart vol drome
- Praat Is Te Laat
- Tougher Than the Rest
- Op die pa na Nooitgedacht
- Soos Bloed
- Net voor die storm kom
- Beautiful in Beaufort-Wes
- Sal Jy Bly
- By jou
- Hartseer Vir die reen
- Deur die winters
- Groet Sonder Woorde
- Honger hart
- Ek Sal
- Go Your Own Way
- Een Vir Almal, En Almal Vir Een
- Walk The Line
After the South African deeply emotive singer's first album dropped in 2000, it sold over 150,000 copies. He also released another five albums between them and now. Below are some of Theuns Jordaan's albums:
- Vreemde Stad Roeper
- Theuns Jordaan tribute to the poets
- Bring Jou hart (Live)
- Jou Huis
- Grootste Treffers
- Volksbesit ONS GUNSTELING LIEFLINGE SING Kouvuur- Die musiek Van Koos du
Theuns Jordaan's record labels
The singer was signed to various record labels. Some of the labels that he has been involved with include:
- Theuns Jordaan productions
- LEO Musiek
- Maroela Musiek
- EMI Music South Africa
- Universal Music (Pty) Ltd.
Theuns Jordaan's awards
The South African musician is a recipient of some musical awards. A few of them include the South African Music Award for Beste Kontemporêre Musiek Album and the South African Music Award for Best Selling Album.
Theuns Jordaan's daughter is Britney Deoné, while Jo-Ann Jansen van Vuuren is rumoured to be the mama of his daughter. The duo reportedly met during the Klein Karoo arts festival held in 2008 and consummated the romantic relationship shortly afterwards.
What happened to Theuns Jordaan?
The media was buzzing with news of Jordaan's demise on Wednesday, 17th of November, 2021. According to several reports, the talented musician died from complications of his diagnosed cancer.
But then, did Theuns Jordaan have leukemia? Towards the end of 2020, the songwriter and singer discovered that he had a form of cancer that originated from the bone marrow. This cancer is popularly known as acute myeloid leukaemia.
How much is Theuns Jordaan worth?
According to the TSB News website, Theuns Jordaan’s net worth was estimated to be between $200,000 and $600,000. The majority of this fortune was sourced from his lucrative career in the music industry.
Theuns Jordaan's Instagram
The prolific instrumentalist and songwriter has over 10,700 followers on his Instagram page. His love for music is reflected in his posts on the social media platform in his lifetime.
Theuns Jordaan has risen to be ranked as one of the most revered artists in South Africa and Africa. Although he has departed into the great beyond, one can only hope that his lyrical legacy stands the test of time.
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