Samantha Mumba is a singer and actress from Ireland who shot to fame in 2000 with the release of her debut single “Gotta Tell You”, which reached high up in the charts in Ireland, United Kingdom and the United States. After a relatively short music career, she starred in numerous films, most notably in the 2002 film The Time Machine. She has also appeared in a number of Irish films. She returned to public attention when she appeared in the 2008 series of Dancing on Ice. In 2011 Mumba confirmed her retirement from music and to focus mainly on her acting career.
Samantha Mumba won the Smash hits Poll Winners’ Party Best New Female and was nominated for several other awards during her career.