Who painted the moon black? Well, the famous line by Nianell leaves people wondering the answer to that phenomenon. She is a lady of standards, beauty, and class. The urge to explore the strength of her voice led her to pursue a career in music. On top of that, her zeal and charming character wows and impresses many.
The spirited icon seems to spice the music industry with her great hits and performances. Nianell ensures her music is diversified by doing, pop, adult contemporary, and even other melodies that warm the hearts of many. Additionally, music is just not what she does best; she happens to have other activities that she does well. These and much more are some of the things you ought to know about the beautiful singer.
Nianell profile summary
- Full name: Sonia Aletta Nel
- Nickname: “Nianell”
- Date of birth: September 25th
- Year of birth: 1971
- Place of birth: Omaruru, Namibia
- Birth sign: Capricorn
- Current age: 48 years
- Sex: Female
- Nationality: Namibian
- Origin: Omaruru, Namibia
- Ex-husband: Andrew Thompson
- Children: Three girls
- Occupation(s): Singer, author, motivational speaker, songwriter
- Genres: Pop, adult contemporary
- Instruments: Piano, guitar
- Labels: Nianell Enterprises
- Related acts: Romanz, Riana Nel, Dozi
- Website: Nianell.co.za
Sonia Aletta Nel biography
Born on September 25th, 1971, in a small Namibian town called Omaruru, Sonia Aletta Nel arrived as a blessing to her parents. The town is located between Windhoek and Swakopmund. It is from there that she natured her taste and love for making music. The very blessed icon later moved to Windhoek and hoped for her dreams in music to come true. Not much is known about Nianell siblings, but the world knows of her famous sibling, Riana.
Sonia Aletta Nel went to two primary schools after which she graduated in 1989 from Academia High School. She still strived to attain nothing but the best by getting a scholarship to take Light Music at the Tshwane University of Technology in 1990.
In 1994, she got her diploma in Light Music after which she got a job at Wierdapark Primary School, where she worked on a part-time basis. Just as they say, your dreams are valid! She left her job and went to chase her dreams.
Andrew Thompson Nianell
Well, does the name sound familiar? Andrew Thompson is Nianell’s ex-husband. Marriage is a journey meant to be taken by two with honesty and love. The two split up but on good terms. She explained that even as much as the decision was hurtful, the two chose to be truthful to each other.
Nianell husband is also the father to her children. Even if she separated from her husband, they still are a reminder of what was once her true love. Nianell triplets arrived bringing nothing but joy. For that reason, she later released an album that was dedicated to her three girls.
To her, life is a gift, and the most significant gift she ever had was the ability to express her life through songs and music. Nianell albums have hit the airwaves from time to time, leaving many people viewing and purchasing her albums.
The most popular album that she released happened to be “Who painted the moon?” in 2002. The song had a famous line in its lyrics, "who painted the moon black," which happened to be the title of her album.
Nianell and Lance James also worked together in the making of the song, “As long as I Live”. Additionally, she performed in the Unite the Stars event, where celebrities like Christina Aguilera performed in SA.
Among other albums that Nianell released include:
- It takes two, with Dozi -2009
- Sand & water -2010
- ‘N Duisend drome -2011
- You’re the one that I want, My heart -2012
- Just be -2014
Nianell Wense, the song also happens to be among her top hits and one can get it from various music platforms. Also, she won two SAMA Awards for the Best English Contemporary Album and Best Female Songwriter.
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FAQs about Nianell
Here are some frequently asked questions:
1. Are Nianell and Riana Nel sisters?
Riana Nel is Nianell’s younger sister, and the two often support each other. The bond between them seems stable as they have performed on stage together a couple of times.
2. How old is Nianell?
Nianell is currently 48 years old. September remains to be her happier month as she gets to turn a year older later this year.
3. How many children does singer Riana Nel have?
Nel is a mother of three and has proudly walked down the road of motherhood.
Her attitude, appearance, and the way she expresses her life through the lyrics in her songs are just musical. Sonia Aletta Nel believed that music was food to her soul and so it proved her right!