Bernice West profile

Bernice West released her first single Sonop-Blom on 13 March 2020.

Bernice West (born 21 October 2000) is a South African singer. She is best known for releasing several hit songs in Afrikaans.

The singer dropped her debut single, Sonop-Blom, on 13 March 2020. She has been consistent in making hit music entertaining her audience.

Bernice West
Bernice West biography
Bernice West is an Afrikaans singer from Swartruggens, North West Province.
Full name:Bernice van der Westhuizen
Stage name:Bernice West
Born:21 October 2000 (age 22 years old)
Place of birth:Rustenburg, South Africa
Nationality:South African
Spouse:Jannes Erasmus (m. 2023)
Years active:2020-date
Genre:African Pop Music
Albums:Net Geleen (2020), Jona (2022)

Early Life

Bernice West was born Bernice van der Westhuizen on 21 October 2000 in Rustenburg, a city at the foot of the Magaliesberg mountain range.

West grew up in Swartruggens, a small farming town in North West in South Africa, and her passion for singing and performing dates back to her childhood days.

The singer caught the attention of South Africans in 2019. She got invited to sing the SA National Anthem before the test match between the Springboks and Argentina.


Bernice West dropped her debut album Net Geleen in 2020. She is best known for completing as second runner-up in the music reality series Maak My Famous on kykNET.

The singer was part of the Bohemian Rhapsody music video performed by the Hoërskool Rustenburg. The video made headlines across the media.

West has dropped successful albums and many hit songs. She was a nominee for several music awards. She starred in Inhoud Huis Musiek’s hit musical, Die Gelofte: ’n Musiekblyspe.

Bernice has many hits songs, including Sonop-Blom and Die Hart. On YouTube, she has millions of streams of her videos. She is notable for being the youngest nominated Afrikaans artist for a SAMA.

Personal Life

Bernice West husband
Bernice West and Jannes, her husband.

Bernice West married the writer Jannes Erasmus in January 2023. The festival of lights happened under the Lowveld trees on the Lunikhy game farm near Bela-Bela. They got engaged in June 2022 in Zanzibar.

Social Media

Someone might say Bernice joined social media to express her love for her husband with pictures. She uses the platforms to post romantic moments with her lover and best friend. 

The couple doesn’t hold back when it comes to sharing moments. Aside from romance, the Afrikaans singer promotes her work, performances, and lifestyle.



  • Lyfie
  • Sonop-Blom
  • Kom Binne
  • Soen My Op My Mond
  • Jona
  • Hemel Op Aarde
  • Dink Aan Jou
  • Die Hart
  • O Kind
  • Nie Jou X Nie
  • Ons Is Familie
  • Leuens
  • Agter Jou
  • Voel
  • Net Geleen
  • Ek Skree
  • Sonder Jou
  • Ingeperk
  • Klop
  • Beset
  • Chrome Clouded
  • Sinkertjie
  • Spoorlose Stasies
  • Wat Sê My Ma
  • Eenvoud
  • Uit Bethlehem
  • Al Wat Ons Het 
  • Wat As
  • Soen My Op My Mond
  • High Calling
  • Sonvanger

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