Afro soul jazz singer is on fire

Nina Stamper

To many music critics her sound is a like a breath of fresh air and Gugulethu’s up-and-coming Afro soul jazz singer Nina Stamper is slowly carving herself a niche in the local music scene.

The dynamic singer and songwriter released her debut album in 2012. Her first single from the album, “Moya” enjoyed airtime on a number of radio stations throughout the country and was well received by the public.

Various songs from her debut album enjoyed airplay from radios stations such as Metro FM, Umhlobo Wenene, Lesedi FM and Good hope FM among others.

After releasing a self-funded second album titled “Unleashed”, also in 2012, more of Nina’s songs received wide airplay on some of the country’s commercial and community radio stations.

One of her singles “Simple”, was featured on Bush Radio’s Top 5 hits for three consecutive weeks and made it to number one, during one of those weeks.

Nina then hosted a “feature” on one of the shows on Bush Radio’s called “Everyday People” during which she discussed issues related to youth and community upliftment – a subject she’s passionate about.

She was one of the brand ambassadors of the “Name Your Hood” campaign and served on the campaign panel for Gugulethu. She is also an ambassador of the “Learner Empowerment Programme, an initiative started to help needy Grade 12 pupild to register at universities.

Songs from her album were also featured on SABC1’s popular drama series Zone 14 and she performed on SABC 3’s Expresso show.

Nina is currently recording her second album which is due for release in December.