Nedine Blom has two special passions in life – MUSIC and PEOPLE! Not only is she a renowned musician, she also does motivational talks and is a qualified lawyer on top of that. Everything she undertakes is done with energy and passion.
After her birth in Bloemfontein and toddler years in a small Free State town, Koffiefontein, the family moved to Pretoria where she made her debut in Grade 2 in Laerskool Lynwood’s children’s choir. She always loved the country and completed her high school career at Hoërskool Erasmus in Bronkhorstspruit, where she also developed her passion for the cultural side of life by taking part in every musical and Eistedfodd possible. Her talent for writing became apparent already when she was very young, when a song she wrote, was the winning song in RSG’s “Sterre 2000” competition in 1999.
Nedine Blom is one of South Africa’s young soprano “discoveries” and has often been named South Africa’s own Sarah Brightman. She has shared a stage with some of our country’s best performing artists, including Jannie Moolman, Sibongile Ngoma, Kevin Leo, André Schwartz and the Soweto String Quartet. Her performances at corporate functions include Sanlam/Sarie Damesoggend, City of Tshwane Municipal Excellence Awards, Pam Golding Golden Awards, Willa Krause Oscar Awards, Munimed Awards Ceremony, Toyota’s 25th Dealer’s conference, Mr South Africa 2006, “The Fantastic Four” at Carnival City and many more.
Her third album, “Met my hele hart” is a perfect portrayal of her voice quality and includes a very impressive classical pop duet that she recorded with Danie Niehaus. The album also includes a number of Nedine Blom favourites like “Meermin” and “Jy is in die wind vanaand” (the rain), as well as the popular hit song “Hoor jy my stem in die nag”.
Her singing talent stretches further than the classical genre though and she recently released a very successful children’s pop album, titled “Supercool” , which set a whole new standard for South African youth music. Ten of the 14 songs were written by Nedine Blom herself and she recently reached superstar status among children all over South Africa, with this popular CD.
When it comes to television Nedine presented the kykNET magazine programme “In pas” and she is a natural when it comes to presenting.
Other TV programmes include:
“Pasella” , “Topbilling”, “Dis hoe dit is met Steve” , “Kunskafee” (kykNET), “Heartbeat” (SABC 2), “Pitstop” (SABC 2), “Kwela” (kykNET) and recently the very popular, “Liriekeraai” and “Sweepslag” on SABC 2.
She has appeared on the following programmes:
“Jukebox”, “Noot vir Noot”, ” Dis hoe dit is met Steve”, “Roer”, as well as ”Fiesta” and ”Kwela” . Her music videos, “Hoor jy my stem in die nag”, “Meermin” and “Vir altyd ‘n kinderhart” as well as Supercool kids musicvideos are also shown regularly on kykNET.
As motivational speaker she has a special passion for women and their feeling of self worth and during 2007 and 2008 she inspired more than 3 000 women with her talks. She dedicates her life and talents to the Lord and performs all over the country as praise and worship leader, motivational speaker, singer, intercessor and facilitator during teenager’s and women’s camps.
She makes use of a formidable praise and worship team, who goes on tour with her, but she also plays the piano during her ministry. Her performances in churches include NG Kerk Pierre van Ryneveld, NG Kerk Swaanswyk in Tokai, NG Kerk Proteapark, NG Kerk Lynnwood, NG Kerk Houtbaai and many more. She is also a facilitator at camps, with a special passion for women and children and the healing of broken relationships within the family circle.
Nedine Blom’s crowning as Mrs United Nations South Africa in 2006, was a highlight for her. In the same year she was appointed First Princess in the Mrs United Nations International competition in Los Angeles. Further highlights for her were appearing on the front cover of the elite women’s magazine “Vrouekeur” in January 2007, emphasising her passion for the upliftment of women and children, as well as the front cover of “Finesse” in August 2007 where she, in liaison with “Finesse” launched her “being thankful” bracelet. She has also been elected as one of the most inspirational women in South Africa, together with Suzette van der Merwe, a former Miss South Africa, and Bertha Cronjé.
Nedine Blom’s heart is overflowing with love for children and their immediate families. As a result of her empathy with children, she dedicated one of her compositions titled “ Vir altyd ‘n kinderhart” (also included in her CD ‘Met my hele hart’), to the memory of children who have to endure some form of suffering. Nedine Blom has a big heart for charity and regularly shares her time and talents with charity organisations. Her children’s programme on Radiokansel, called “Dina in Blommeland” is very dear to her.
Nedine Blom has three life philosophies:
“Don’t postpone to tomorrow what you can do today”
“For Pete’s sake, let the journey from the cradle to the grave be an interesting one” ,
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them “ – Mother Theresa.
She is mother to three children, mad about baklava and biltong and dreams about a major singing role in one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals.
Her short term goal is to put “Supercool – die Musical” on stage.