Jacqueline Ntuyabaliwe Mengi (December 6, 1978) is an award winning Tanzanian entrepreneur, singer and ex-beauty queen. She is the chairman of Amorette Ltd, a furniture design and manufacturing company.
Jacqueline Mengi was born on December 6 1978 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Jacqueline began her career as a singer in 1997 with the Tanzanian band, The Tanzanites. She came through with her first solo album in 2004 alongside her hit single “Nalia Kwa Furaha”. She also followed it up with another album named “Crazy Ove You”.
As a beauty queen, she won the Miss Tanzania in 2000 and also represented her country at the Miss World.
Jacqueline had used 10 years in the music industry before she delved into interior design. She registered her own interior design company, Amorette Ltd in 2013. She launched MOLOCAHO, a furniture brand by her company, Amorette, in 2016.
She is also the founder and chairman of Dr Ntuyabaliwe Foundation, a charity organization that provides libraries and books to local primary schools.
Jacqueline was married to Reginald Mengi, a businessman, and they have twin sons together.
Awards & Nominations
Jacqueline has won numerous awards such as; the Stylish Female Personality at the Swahili Fashion Week Awards (2013) and Bronze Awardnfor Furniture Category at A Design International Awards (Roma) in 2017.
She has got nominations such as;
Style Icon of the Year at Swahili Fashion Week Awards (2016)
Best Tanzanian Female Artist at Pearl of Africa Music Awards (2008)
Best Female Artist at Tanzania Music Awards (2008)
Jacqueline Mengi has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million.