Juanita du Plessis is an award-winning Afrikaans country singer from South Africa. The phenomenal songwriter, entrepreneur, performer, and presenter is one of the richest musicians in South Africa with an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Widely known for her bestselling single, Ska-Rumba, the talented singer owns a website where she sells her music, beauty and wellness products, and other merch – like face caps, buffs, etc. Ever since she started her career in the later stage of the 90s’, she has consistently thrilled her fans with her unique style of music and has released over 25 music albums most (if not all) of which have gone multiple platinum in sales. It is no wonder that she is one of the most accomplished recording artists in Africa.
What is Juanita du Plessis Age?
Juanita du Plessis is 50 years old as she was born on the 26th of April 1972 in Windhoek, Namibia. Juanita grew up on a farm with her stepbrothers and she started her education when she attended Suiderhof Primary School before she moved to Windhoek High School for her secondary school education.
Nothing is known at this time about her tertiary education and so we cannot tell if she graduated with a degree from any college or dropped out to pursue her music career. What is known is that immediately after her high school education, she got her first employment – a job as a secretary in a transport company – which preceded her music career which she began afterward.
Juanita du Plessis’ Debut Album Sold Over 1 Million Copies
The multi-platinum country singer fully began her career in 1998 with her first eponymous album titled ‘Juanita’, selling over a million copies. She then released a second album called ‘You and I’ and following its release, she launched her first gospel album in 2004 titled ‘Alty Dear Gospel Vol 1’. This without a doubt, was a huge breakthrough for her.
She went on to release another gospel album titled ‘Fly High’ in 2005 and the album was voted the Top African Gospel Seller of all time. The Afrikaans singer has released other albums, including; ‘Engel van My Hart’ (2010), ‘Country Hart’ (2015), ‘Krone’ (2016), and many others.
Her unique style of combining native Namibia with the rich feature of adult contemporary pop, country pop, gospel pop, and vintage tunes has distinguished her from many recording artists.
Juanita du Plessis Has Gone On Several Tours And Worked With Other South African Artists
The award-winning singer has gone on so many tours from Ga-theba in South Africa to Pretoria, the Heartfelt Arena, and many other places. She has collaborated with so many other artists, including Theuns Jordaan on the 3x platinum album titled ‘Bring Jou Hart’ and ‘Hart vol Drome’. She collaborated with her children, Ruan Josh and Franja to produce a piece of art called ‘Kaalvoetkinners’.
She Is Also An Award-Winning Singer
Juanita du Plessis won her first award for her debut album ‘Juanita’ from the Country Music Association in Namibia (CMA) in 1998. That same year, she also won the CMA award for the category of ‘best songwriter, best singer, and the Association Award for Outstanding Achievement. Without relenting, Juanita also won the SAMA award for her album “10th Platinum Hits” in the category of “Best Afrikaans DVD for 10 years” in 2010.
What To Know About Juanita du Plessis’ Husband and Family
Juanita du Plessis got married to Herman du Plessis in 1989. Prior to that, both of them lived in Gobabis, Namibia before relocating to South Africa. Herman du Plessis is an actor, popularly known as Doepie and he was born in Cape Town, South Africa, on November 12, 1976. They have been married for more than three decades and are blessed with three children, Ruan Josh du Plessis (born August 1, 1989), Mario du Plessis, and Franja du Plessis (born January 2, 1994).
Her Kids Are Following Her Career Path in Music
Her firstborn son, Ruan Josh du Plessis, is an Afrikaans singer like his mother and is also a manager at Juanita Records. The 33-year-old has released several songs, including Provider (2020), and Go Rest High On That Mountain (2021).
Her other kids – Mario du Plessis and Franja du Plessis – are twins. Born January 2, 1994, Franja du Plessis is also a Namibian singer, songwriter, and actress. Unlike her mother, Franja is into pop music. In 2016, her debut album ‘My Verhaal’ went platinum and she is also signed under Juanita Records.
She has released a number of other songs, including Stan van Verlange, Angels Above Me, Trapkap, She’s Mine, Snak Ma My Asem, Unbroken, Only Jesus, Little by Little, and many others. Without any doubt, both children are successful artists and with their mother, they released an album dubbed ‘Kaalvoetkinners’.
Mario du Plessis is not as popular as his siblings, however, he is a Construction Management graduate. They – Mario and Franja – are both 29 years old. Music seems to flow in the extended family also as Juanita’s brother, Pieter Naudé, is also a well-known successful South African singer.
Due to her unrelenting efforts in the music industry in South Africa, she has been a source of inspiration to the younger generation as more talents now find it convenient to sing in their native tongue. As of the time of writing, the award-winning country singer is yet to retire from the music industry. She has been active for over two decades and the music star has continued to excel as a country singer.