Juanita du Plessis (born 26 April 1972) is a Namibian singer, songwriter and presenter popularly known for her song Ska-Rumba.
Juanita du Plessis Age
She was born on 26 April 1972 in Windhoek, Namibia. Juanita is 49 years old as of 2021.
Juanita du Plessis Education
She attended Suiderhof Primary School and then proceeded to Windhoek High School for secondary education. After school, Plessis immediately got a job as a secretary in a transport company before venturing into her current career.
Juanita du Plessis Family
Juanita is married to Herman du Plessis and they have three children: Ruan, Mario and Franja (the last two are twins). Her brother, Pieter Naudé, is also an accomplished South African artist.
Her oldest son Ruan is also an Afrikaans singer, and manager at Juanita Records. He performs under the stage name Ruan Josh. Her only daughter Franja is also a successful Afrikaans singer and won 2 Ghoema awards in 2017.
Juanita du Plessis Career
Her singing career began in 1998 with her debut album Juanita. That year she won the CMA (Country Music Association in Namibia) awards as best singer, best songwriter and the Association’s Award for outstanding achievement.
Her record sales total over 3 000 000. In 2010 she received a South African Music award in the category Best Afrikaans DVD for her 10 Year Hit Celebration Production. The DVD contains her most successful hits over the first 10 years of her singing career. She was also crowned the most popular female artist for the seventh consecutive year at the Huisgenoot’s Tempo Awards ceremony in Johannesburg during 2011.
In 2018 she celebrated 20 years in the music industry, releasing a greatest hits album 20 Jaar – Treffers van 2008–2018.
Juanita du Plessis Albums
- Young Hearts (platinum)
- Ek en Jy (Ska-rumba) (3x platinum)
- Dis waar ek wil wees (2x platinum)
- Jy is… (3 x platinum)
- Altyd Daar (3x platinum)
- Bly by my (2x platinum)
- Jou Skaduwee (2x platinum)
- Vlieg Hoog (5x platinum)
- Volmaakte Kring (3x platinum)
- Bring jou Hart, duet with Theuns Jordaan (3x platinum)
- 10 Jaar Platinum Treffers (4x platinum)
- Engel van my hart (4x platinum)
- Wees Lig (3x platinum) (SA No. 1)
- Hart vol Drome, duet with Theuns Jordaan (Platinum)
- Jy Voltooi My (2x Platinum) (SA No. 3)
- Nashville (Platinum) (SA No. 15)
- Toe Staan Die Wêreld Stil (Platinum) (SA No. 7)
- Koningskind (Platinum) (SA No. 7)
- Kaalvoetkinners (Juanita du Plessis, Franja du Plessis & Ruan Josh)
- 20 Jaar – Treffers van 2008–2018
- Dis Tyd (SA No. 1)
Juanita du Plessis Awards
- Country Music Association Award back in Namibia as Best Songwriter (1998)
- Outstanding Achievement Award (1998)
- South African Music Award for Best Afrikaans DVD for Ten Years (2010)
- Huisgenoot Tempo Award for Most Popular Female Artist in Johannesburg (2011)
Juanita du Plessis Net Worth
Juanita has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
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