Born in Lusaka, Zambia and raised in Alexandra, Virginia USA from the age of 5, Vanessa Mumba has dream't of being an artist. Watching her mother sing in the church choir inspired her to keep pushing for her goal. At age 7, Vanessa begun that process by enrolling in music classes, auditioning for school talent shows and joining her church's choir. At 15 Vanessa, hoping, willing and wanting a chance to one day showcase'her talent to the world, she would often flirt with writing and bringing to life songs of her own in her brother's studio, but she rarely ever presented her songs to anyone. Well not until she was confident enough in her vocal skills, that is. As she matured, so did the scope of her dreams. Her goal is not only to entertain, but to also demonstrate her many talents as a proud Fashionista, Designer &Stylist. Vanessa is also a Television host, an aspiring Actress and a college student. She is proof that a person does'not have to be limited to having only a single dream in life. Vanessa's closest friends told ZambianMusic.Net that "Vanessa is hard working, focused, humble and above all loving. She knows she has a long road ahead of her, what she wants and thatls a life which is from beginning to end a compelling, honest and emotionally satisfying journey.