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Jacqui Carpede

Jacqui Carpede

Jacqui Carpede (born December 11, 1995) is a South African singer and actor. She first became famous when she entered a SABC 1 reality show, Coca-cola Popstars in 2004. Teaming up with Mariechan Luiters and Liesl Penniken, the girls were runners up to the winning boy band Ghetto Lingo. They called themselves Jamali.

Early life

Jacqui Carpede was born in South Africa. Working endlessly on gigs around South Africa, Jacqui was hungry for more. She took on one of her other passions, Acting, during her spare time.

Professional life

Having grown up in Eldorado Amusement Park in the South of Johannesburg. She started dancing at the age of seven. Effortlessly oozing both emotional and performance maturity, she took to the Reach for the Stars talent competition. Jacqui was also a runner up in the “Jam Alley be a megastar” competition in 1997, Finalist in the Keur “Ryk ne die sterre” singing competition in 1994 and 1995.

In 1999, Jacqui got her first corporate gig which she says paid a pretty penny that helped her remodel her modest bedroom.

The tenacious songstress sneaked into a closed audition 2003. She made it her mission to audition and by no surprise got the job.

Jacqui is the epitome of perfection and extremely hardworking.

Working corporate gigs and travelling the country with her group, she also found the time to venture into acting also.

Specialising in theatre she made the stage her own, thereby attracting actors around the community. She has since been in theatre productions at the Market Theatre, the Civic Theatre and the Performer Theatre in Pretoria, and has worked with the likes of Des and Dawn Lindberg.

Jacqui has finally come into her own with the decision to release her solo debut album – Ready To Love.

She is confident that fans will get to see what she is made of in term of talent and skills.

The songs on the album speak of love to friendships and past experiences.

A reflection of the real Jacqui Carpede.

Performance

Having performed for Nelson Mandela, Oprah, Mary J Blige, Tyler Perry, Patti Labelle, Babyface, and India Arie. Jacqui also opened for international acts Akon and Snoop Dogg/Lion.

Teaming up with Mariechan Luiters and Liesl Penniken, the girls were runners up to the winning boy band Ghetto Lingo.

They called themselves “Jamali”, the name taken from the first two letters of each of their names.

Although Ghetto Lingo was the winners of Popstars, Jamali has outsold Ghetto Lingo in terms of popularity and TV appearances.

As the lead vocalist of the group, Jamali produced four smashing albums.

Jamali (2004) their debut album was certified gold for sales in excess of 25 000.

It soon went platinum.

The album produced the huge hit singles ‘Greatest Love’, ‘Love Me for Me’ and ‘Dalile’.

Their other equally succesful albums include YOURS FATALLY (2006), 3rd Base (2008) and TOXIC CANDY ALBUM (2010).

They were nominated as many as six times for a South African Music Awards, 3rd Base gave them that honour.

Net worth

According to Various reliable online resources, Jacqui Carpede’s net worth is between $600,000 - $2 million. She earned the money being a professional singer and actress.

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