Lianie May (born August 2, 1976) is a South African actress and musician. She has released many songs in her native language, Afrikaans. Some of her works are in the English language.

May is the artist behind the songs Bietjie Benoni, da’ Vat Hy, Dancing Queen Medley, and Reggae Medley. She joined the music industry in September 2007 after dropping the album Vergeet My Nie.

Lianie May
Lianie May biography
Lianie May is a multi-award-winning musician.
Quick Facts
Full Name:Lianie May
Born:August 2, 1976 (age 46 years old)
Place of Birth:Sasolburg, South Africa
Nationality:South African
Parents:Late Niccie Oosthuizen
Education:Afrikaans Hoërskool Sasolburg
Years Active:2007-date
Languages:Afrikaans and English
Spouse:Barry Lubbe (m. 2017)
Record Label:Coleske Artists, Warner Music South Africa, Mozi Musiek, Universal Music (Pty) Ltd
Profiles:Instagram, Twitter
Net Worth:R6 million – R10 million

Early Life

Lianie May was born on August 2, 1976, in the Industrial city of Sasolburg, South Africa.

The musician grew up on a farm near Oranjeville, a small town on the banks of the Wilge River in the Free State. She lost her father, Niccie Oosthuizen, to lung cancer in 2015.


Lianie May attended the Afrikaans Hoërskool Sasolburg and graduated in 1994.


Johan Vorster and Sean Else approached May to join Mozi records in 2006. She did and dropped her first CD in 2007. She dropped her first album Vergeet My Nie.

The musician is best known for her hit Soen My Nie Meer Nie. Some of her work has received many recognitions and climbed local music charts.

Her song Pretoria made it to Radio Rippel’s top 20. Apart from being a talented musician, she is an actress. In November 2011, the actress made her acting debut in the Afrikaanse film Platteland. 

Personal life

Lianie May husband

After a ten-year engagement, Lianie May married her tutor Barry Lubbe in September 2017. She and her husband farm cattle part-time near Oranjeville. May is a resident of Pretoria.



  • Vergeet My Nie · 2007
  • Bonnie En Clyde · 2012
  • Vir Liefde · 2016
  • Boeremeisie · 2009
  • Lank Lewe Die Liefde · 2011
  • Naweeklyfie · 2014
  • Kersfees Met Lianie · 2008
  • Iemand Om Lief Te Hê · 2017


  • Bietjie Benoni
  • da’ Vat Hy
  • Dancing Queen Medley
  • Reggae Medley
  • Naweeklyfie
  • Krone 6 Sokkie Medley
  • Pleister Van My Hart
  • Ons Sal Self
  • Flirt Medley
  • Krone 6 Finale Medley
  • Lank Lewe Die Liefde
  • Siekverlief
  • Jy Soen My Nie Meer Nie
  • This Is Me Medley
  • Dors
  • In a Moment Like This
  • Bel, Bel, Bel!!
  • Toe Stop my Hart
  • Pleister Vir My Hart
  • Because It’s Love Medley
  • Skooljare
  • One Last Kiss
  • Krone 6 Opening Medley
  • Vir Liefde
  • We Belong
  • Sneeuman
  • Kiepie en Kandas
  • Vergeet My Nie
  • You’re My First Love
  • As Jy Sing
  • Saam Is Ons Beter
  • Klip in Die Bos



  • Tempo Award for Best Newcomer
  • Tempo Pop Album of the Year
  • Vonk Award Best Newcomer
  • Vonk Award Best Music Video with You don’t kiss me anymore
  • Country Newcomer of the Year, Elite Melody SA Country Award
  • Best solo song for Soen mi ni meer ni, MK award 2009
  • The top seller of the year for the album Don’t Forget Me, SAMA Award 
  • DKNT (No one album of the year)


  • Tempo Award for Music Video of the Year for When My Heart Stopped (with Jay)


  • Long live the love, VAMT Award – Gold sales (20,000 sales)


  • Music Video of the Year for Long Live the Love (with Jay), Tempo Award 


  • Patch for my heart No 1 Song of the Year, Radio Overvaal 
  • Patch for my heart No 1 Song of the Year, Radio 90.6 VCR 
  • Bonnie & Clyde – duet song award, Radio 90.6 VCR 


  • Radio 90.6 VCR Top 20 Songs of the Year
  • Radio 90.6 VCR Top 20 Songs of the Year


  • Most Popular Song of the Year, Ghoema Awards