Nicole & Jeremy Olivier

You may know Jeremy Olivier from The Voice South Africa but the talented artist was making music and doing good long before he hit South Africa’s screens.

 

As an accomplished singer-songwriter and recording artist, Jeremy’s music is making waves on the South African radio scene and can now be heard on Moodmedia/DMX channels in the USA too. He has even just released his debut album which you can find here

But before all of that Jeremy and his wife Nicole were sharing music for an incredible reason.

Jeremy & Nicole Olivier are an incredible family who live in Cape Town, South Africa, with their 5 children – 4 biological and an adopted son, Noah.

south-africa-family-nicole-olivier-submitted

Noah was abandoned at birth. He was found wrapped in his mother’s jacket and left under a tree in a field outside a nearby shanty town.

At around the same time, Nicole was pregnant with twins, but sadly at 12 weeks, tragedy struck and she lost them through a traumatic miscarriage which nearly took her life in the process.

As devastating as it was, this experience left them changed in a rather profound way.

A few months later, they got a call from a friend about this little boy that had been abandoned. It stirred them so deeply that they had to go and find out more.

“Talk about love at first sight! When we saw Noah, we just knew that it was meant to be.”

Three weeks later, they brought him home.

“He is now five years old and the most beautiful blessing to our family – we couldn’t imagine life without him!”

Jeremy is a professional musician and singer-songwriter. The couple often write together, and about three years ago, they felt inspired to write about their story: how two tragic events turned into something so beautiful.

“The response to this song has been truly overwhelming.”

Jeremy has performed it on stages in Holland and Switzerland, as well as here in South Africa and it always has the same effect: people seem to be not only moved, but inspired.

The couple are currently working with UNICEF SA on a new campaign called ‘Ending Violence Against Children and Women’ using this song and their story to raise awareness for the abandonment problem in SA.

“We would really love our story to bring a light to this problem and to motivate people to get involved in whatever way they can.”

“But more than that, we’d love to ignite hope in people who are experiencing their own form of brokenness. The truth is that we can be each other’s healing. If we are brave enough to reach out and be the solution for someone else in our own time of struggle, an amazing exchange takes place. In rescuing someone else, we ourselves were rescued!”

Support the cause & buy the single now!


Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments or follow GoodThingsGuy on Facebook & Twitter to keep up to date with good news as it happens.
Sources: JeremyOlivier.com

Facebook Comments

Brent Lindeque
About the Author

Brent Lindeque is the founder and man in charge at Good Things Guy.

Recognised as one of the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South African’s as well as a Primedia LeadSA Hero, Brent is a change maker, thought leader, radio host, foodie, vlogger, writer and all round good guy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *