Bernice West profile

Bernice West finished runner-up in the TV music reality series Maak My Famous on the TV channel kykNET.

Bernice West (born 21 October 2000) is a South African singer. She is best known for finishing second in the TV music reality competition Maak My Famous on the kykNET channel.

The singer was in the Bohemian Rhapsody music video sung by the Hoërskool Rustenburg choir. She dropped her debut album in 2020.

Bernice West
Bernice West biography
Bernice West is an Afrikaans singer-songwriter from Swartruggens.
Background Information
Full name:Bernice van der Westhuizen
Born:21 October 2000 (age 23 years old)
Place of birth:Rustenburg
Nationality:South Africa
Years active:2020 – date
Genre:African Pop Music
Album:Net Geleen (2020), Jona (2022)
Spouse:Jannes Erasmus (m. 2023)

Early Life

Bernice van der Westhuizen was born on 21 October 2000 in Rustenburg, the most populous city in the North West province of South Africa. She grew up in the small farming town of Swartruggens. She fell in love with music as a child.

South Africans fell in love with her in 2019. She sang the South African National Anthem before the match between Springboks and Argentina kicked off.


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

The talented singer released her first album, Net Geleen, in 2020. South Africans got to know her after she finished second in the music reality series Maak My Famous on kykNET.

West was in the Bohemian Rhapsody music video performed by the Hoërskool Rustenburg. It went viral and made headlines. She has released several albums and songs. 

The singer was nominated for music awards and starred in Inhoud Huis Musiek’s hit musical, Die Gelofte: ’n Musiekblyspe.

Among her hit songs are Sonop-Blom and Die Hart. With thousands of subscribers on YouTube, she has hit millions of views on her videos. She is the youngest Afrikaans nominee for a South African Music Awards.

West performed at Krone Loftus on 19 August 2023. It was her first time on the Krone stage. She has climbed many stages in South Africa.

Personal Life

Bernice West husband
Bernice West and her husband, Jannes Erasmus, celebrated their first wedding anniversary on 14 January 2024.

Bernice West and her husband, Jannes Erasmus, married on 14 January 2023. Before taking her to the altar, the duo engaged in June 2022 in Zanzibar. 

They wedded under the Lowveld trees on the Lunikhy game farm near Bela-Bela.

On 14 January 2024, the couple marked their first wedding anniversary. West and Jannes go together to many events. She doesn’t hold back when posting their moments together on social media.


Bernice promotes her songs on social media. She shares short videos and pictures of her stage performances and upcoming songs.

Aside from promoting her musical career, Bernice shares moments with her hubby. She posts pictures of a romantic hangout with her husband. She is on:



  • 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