SAMANTHA Mumba hit the pop scene in 2000 with her single Gotta Tell You.
Here’s everything you need to know about the singer and actress…
Rex Features Samantha Mumba had a hit in 2000 with Gotta Tell You
Who is Samantha Mumba? What’s her background?
Samantha Mumba, 35, is an Irish pop star from Dublin.
Her father Peter was an aircraft engineer from Zambia and her mother Barbara is Irish – she also has a brother, Omero, 38.
From the age of three to fifteen she attended Billie Barry stage school in Dublin.
When she was 15 she was signed by Louis Walsh after appearing on RTÉ talent show Let Me Entertain You.
Samantha released her debut album Gotta Tell You which included a lead single of the same name in 2000.
She then dropped out of school to focus on her music.
In 2008 she took part in Dancing On Ice and was voted out in week three.
In 2017 she took part in Masterchef Ireland and then filled in as the co-host of the Irish programme The 6 O’Clock show.
What are Samantha Mumba’s hit songs?
Samantha Mumba’s 2000 album Gotta Tell You included the hits Baby, Come Over and Always Come Back To Your Love.
Her planned follow up album Woman was cancelled in 2002 due to poor sales of the single I’m Right Here.
In 2001 she also released the festive EP Samantha Sings Christmas which was used as a promotion in UK and Irish newspapers and included covers of Silent Night and Santa Baby.
Her compilation album Samantha Mumba: The Collection was released in 2006.
Rex Features Samantha Mumba with her daughter Sage in 2016
What films has Samantha Mumba starred in?
Samantha Mumba has appeared in a number of films including…
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