There’s a saying that goes; if you love what you do you will never work a day in your life, this came to mind when I heard about Mitchells Plain-born singer and songwriter, Jodi Jantjies, releasing her debut album.
I have always loved sharing inspirational people on my page and decided to restart that series with this powerhouse of a woman.
Jodi Jantjies will soon become a household name to reckon with on the South African music scene as this talented singer and songwriter with the release of her long-awaited debut album – which is out now on all digital music platforms.
The 21-year-old Mitchells Plain-born singing sensation has dropped her 10-track album titled, WOORDE, and she’s excited to have audiences finally hear her much-anticipated album.
“It’s been a life-long dream of mine to release my own music and now I can finally look forward to this dream becoming a reality with my own album being available for people to hear and hopefully be inspired by with the various musical offerings I have opted to showcase on this album,” says the self-proclaimed “shy and quiet” Afrikaans superstar.
Jodi first gained recognition as a 16-year-old in 2016 when she auditioned for the ATKV-Crescendo panel. Five years later, she has been groomed into one of SA’s newest music superstars, who prides herself on being a songwriter and singer, and is excited for audiences to hear her original music. “Music helped me overcome my speech impediment and without music, there would be no Jodi Jantjies. Music helped me get through so many obstacles in life and now I have emerged as a confident, storyteller through my music,” explained Jodi. Singing in both Afrikaans and English, Jodi’s talent as a writer and singer has already had many audiences in awe during performances as part of the ATKV-Crescendo team, from Aardklop to Suidoosterfees and the #OnseFees.
On her debut album, Jodi realised her dream collaboration when she approached her idol, singer and songwriter Karen Zoid, to duet with her on the album’s lead single, “Gee My Die Woorde” – which dropped on all digital platforms on Friday 22 October 2021. “Working with Karen was such a wonderful learning experience and a complete dream come true for me. She is an icon and I learnt so much from her while in the studio and even while shooting the music video. Growing up I always wanted to work with her and I was so honoured that she made my dream a reality,” explains Jodi.
A proud Christian and daughter of a pastor, Jodi released her 4-track EP, Dit Is … Jodi Jantjies in March earlier this year.
Check out the Gee My Die Woorde music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr0aPzEsW5k