Most people know Jacqueline Ntuyabaliwe-Mengi as the wife of the late Reginald Mengi. She tied the knot with the Tanzanian billionare in 2015 and she gave birth to twin sons. However, there is more to tell about her than just a billionare’s wife. Here are the top 5 things you didn’t know about Jacqueline Ntuyabaliwe-Mengi.
5. She is a philanthropist
Jacqueline founded the Dr. Ntuyabaliwe Foundation in 2016; a charitable organization that dedicates all the efforts to empower children in shaping their own future and transforming their lives through book donation and library development in schools.
4. She is an Ambassador of WildAid Campaign
She is recognized as one of the many ambassadors supporting the WildAid campaign. WildAid works to reduce global consumption of wildlife products and to increase local support for conservation efforts.
Jacqueline helps in informing the public about the severe poaching crisis currently facing Tanzania and to generate widespread support among civil society for the protection of elephants and other wildlife species in the country.
3. She is an interior designer
She registered her own interior design company, Amorrete Ltd, in 2013. In 2016 she launched Molacaho by Amorette, a Tanzanian company that designs and manufactures high end quality made- to-order furniture, furnishings, designer fabrics, lighting, decor, outdoor and garden furniture.
2. She was former Miss Tanzania
Believe it or not, she won the Miss Tanzania and represented Tanzania in Miss World in 2000. See?
1. She had a music career
What hasn’t she done in her life? Her music career began in 1997 with a Tanzanian band the Tanzanites. She performed as one of the lead vocalist for three years.In 2004 she released her first solo album with a hit single ‘Nalia kwa Furaha’. In 2007 she released another album called ‘Crazy over You’ which was also the name of the first hit single for that album.
Here’s another interesting fact; she used to go by the name K-Lynn. I actually searched for these songs on YouTube and they are still there. Can I just say that she has a beautiful voice?
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