Samantha Mumba is an international star who sold nearly 5 million copies of hits during her successful singing career with her first album, ‘Gotta Tell You’, reaching number 4 in the US Billboard Charts. Closer to home, she won the Smash Hits Poll Part ‘Best Female Newcomer’ and was shortlisted for a Grammy Award. In 2017, the US Billboard Charts ranked her song in the Top 100 ‘most catchiest chorus of all time’.
She has guest-presented on TV3’s ‘The Seven O’Clock Show’ alongside Martin King while Lucy was filming on another project and was a viewer favourite on ‘Celebrity Masterchef’, enduring the heat in the kitchen until week seven. While Lucy was on maternity leave, Samantha was invited back to co-present the ‘Six O’Clock Show’ and proved to be extremely popular with viewers.
An entertainer with over nineteen years’ experience as a trained jazz and tap dancer, and sixteen years’ experience as a trained commercial, contemporary and hip hop dancer, she has worked with a host of the world’s most renowned choreographers for music videos and training including Tina Landon, Fatima Robinson, Brian Friedman and Tyce Diorio, among others.
Samantha played Mara in Steven Spielberg’s hit movie “The Time Machine” and went on to become the Youth Ambassador in Ireland for Unicef, doing charity work and taking her first field trip with them to Zambia highlighting HIV/AIDS. She has had a leading role in the Irish ‘Boy Eats Girl’ movie and ‘Johnny Was’, starring alongside Vinnie Jones, Lennox Lewis, Eriq La Salle, Roger Daltrey and Patrick Bergin.
Her online popularity and influence has attracted scores of brands wanting to collaborate on her social media channels including Primark and Ansley Watches, and she was an ambassador for Barnados at Easter, alongside her little girl Sage, who enjoys ‘twinning’ with Samantha.
Samantha is available for brand collaborations and ambassadorships, fashion campaigns, acting roles, emcee and hosting.