The golden-voiced Nina Simone serenaded generations of song fans before Gugulethu’s Nomonde Stamper gave birth to a petite girl who is now carving her own niche in the music industry.
“When I was pregnant, Nina Simone, was a hit and I simply fell in love with her songs,” said Nomonde, who named her daughter Nina.
Years later Nina Stamper has proven to be a dynamic performer and vocalist and her mommy is among her admirers.
“I am just happy she is doing something she likes,” said Nomonde.
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 stamping her authority on the 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 featured on the Bush Radio show Everyday People during which she discussed issues related to youth and community upliftment – a subject she’s passionate about.
To usher in spring, Nina has released a new single LOL (Language of Love) and its accompanying video on YouTube.
In it she speaks about love and how it comes in many forms. A feel good song, Language of Love, is as inspirational as it is soulful for those who believe in love itself or the idea of it.
Nina encourages partners to pay attention to how they treat each other, encourages them to be open and honest with how they wish to be treated, and to be patient and fair to one another.
A married mother of two children, Nina has taken break from her work to focus on her music and importantly her education, completing an Advanced Diploma in Financial Markets.