Bok van Blerk was born Louis Andreas Pepler on March 30th 1978 grew up in Pretoria, South Africa.
After finishing school at Die Wilgers, Bok van Blerk went to the Netherlands to play rugby for 9 months. He then studies construction and practised it for 7 years before starting his singing career.
In 2005 he was approached by Sean Else and Johan Voster to become their production company’s first client (Mozi Records). In March 2006 he launched his first album “ Jy praat nog steeds my taal”. In October that year, the album got released again but under the title “De la Rey”. Since then this song has become hugely popular in the Afrikaner nation. The album became one of the top sellers in 2007. Up until now the album sold more than 200 000 copies, making it one of the most successful Afrikaans albums of all time. He won three Tempo awards, five Vonk awards and his video “De la Rey” won the MK music video of the year (2007)
In 2007 Bok van Blerk helped produce the “Ons vir Jou” rugby music album, which sold over 90 000 copies.
After the success of “De la Rey”, Bok van Blerk waited a while before releasing his second album called “Afrikanerhart” which already achieved double platinum status. Since the start of his singing career in 2006, Bok has grown tremendously as an artist. That’s one of the reason he waited so long to release his second album, he wanted to wait for the right time to release it.
Bok van Blerk as person loves nature, hunting, deep-sea fishing and music of course.
More Info on Bok van Blerk:
Birthday: 30 Maart 1978
Place of Birth: Pretoria
Favourite Colour: Blue
Favourite Drink: Cream Soda
Role Models: Valiant Swart
Favourite Food: Steak Egg and Chips
Favourite Motor: Toyota Land Cruiser Pickup and BMW GS1200 motorcycle
Favourite Music: Travelling Wilburys, Valiant Swart, Foo Fighters
Favourite Vacation Spot: Mozambique
Favourite Movie: Snatch
Favourite Actor: Benicio Del Toro and Al Pacino
Favourite Actress: Hanna Grobler, Jana Cilliers and Meryl Streep
Hobbies: Motorcycling, Fishing
Ethics he lives by: Honesty
What makes him angry?: The distribution of Lies
What makes him feel warm inside?: The bushveld
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