Jeanette Akua biography: 13 things about South African singer, songwriter, beauty queen

Jeanette Akua is a singer, songwriter and beauty queen who moved from South Africa to England, United Kingdom. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. She is of South African and Ghanaian descent. (a)
  2. She lives in London, England. (b)
  3. When she was 18 years old, she took a part-time job with an agency dishing out flyers in Randburg, Johannesburg, South Africa. One day while handing out flyers at a taxi rank, she and a friend were kidnapped by thugs and were released after the agency agreed to pay a £400 ransom. (c)
  4. She was rejected when she auditioned for “South African Idols.” After the rejection, she moved from South Africa to the England to follow her dreams. (a)
  5. She was 21 years old when she worked as a beauty consultant in London in 2013. (c)
  6. She auditioned as a solo artist in “The X Factor UK” Series 10, which aired on ITV from August 13, 2013 to December 15, 2013. She and fellow contestants Sharlene “SeSe” Foster and Riélle Carrington were put together as a girl group called Miss Dynamix, which came 10th place in the competition. (d)
  7. In January 2014, she and her fellow Miss Dynamix members disbanded. (d)
  8. She was one of the four members of the girl group Miss Treat Vibe. The group finished in the semi-finals in “Britain’s Got Talent” Series 11, which aired on ITV from April 15, 2017 to June 4, 2017. (a)
  9. In November 2018, she released her first solo single “Drunk.” (a) (b)
  10. She describes her music as a “colourful pop sound with an African twist.” In 2019, she released her single “Make Up.” (b)
  11. In 2020, she released her single “You Will See Me Fly.” (b)
  12. On March 8, 2021, she was crowned Miss Universe Great Britain 2020, besting 37 other candidates. Sophie Moulds and Amy Meisak were first and second runners-up, respectively. (e)
  13. She was 29 years old when she represented Great Britain in Miss Universe 2020 on May 16, 2021 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Broward County, Florida, United States. She finished in the Top 21.


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