Wednesday 22 November 2017

'My daughter could be a singer one day', claims proud mum Samantha Mumba

Samantha Mumba and her daughter Sage during an Egg & Spoon race as part of the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt in aid of Barnardos at Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture: Gareth Chaney Collins
Samantha Mumba and her daughter Sage during an Egg & Spoon race as part of the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt in aid of Barnardos at Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture: Gareth Chaney Collins
Samantha Mumba and her daughter Sage during an Egg & Spoon race as part of the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt in aid of Barnardos at Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture: Gareth Chaney Collins
Samantha Mumba during an Egg & Spoon race as part of the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt in aid of Barnardos at Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture: Gareth Chaney Collins
Samantha Mumba during an Egg & Spoon race as part of the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt in aid of Barnardos at Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture: Gareth Chaney Collins
Samantha Mumba and her daughter Sage during an Egg & Spoon race as part of the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt in aid of Barnardos at Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture: Gareth Chaney Collins
Samantha Mumba and her husband Torray Scales at the launch of Paula Callan's new Callan & Co salon in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Samantha Mumba and her daughterSage

Sean O'Grady

Samantha Mumba has revealed she reckons her daughter Sage (2) has got what it takes to follow in her musical footsteps.

The Drumcondra woman (34) was one of the biggest pop stars of the early noughties and she has noticed her daughter taking after her.

"The world is hers, whatever she wants to do. She is very musical and she has amazing rhythm, she loves it," she said.

"It's not like I'm sitting at home going, 'let's play Mammy's single', but she could be anything, you never know."

Samantha Mumba and her daughter Sage during an Egg & Spoon race as part of the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt in aid of Barnardos at Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture: Gareth Chaney Collins
Samantha Mumba and her daughter Sage during an Egg & Spoon race as part of the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt in aid of Barnardos at Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Gotta Tell You singer has become a familiar face on Irish screens again with her stint as presenter on TV3's The Six O'Clock Show while regular host Lucy Kennedy is on maternity leave.

With just two weeks left, Samantha is sad to see her time on the show end.

"We'll probably go out for a few drinks when I'm done. Everybody there is so lovely and it's been great," she said.

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Samantha Mumba and her daughterSage
Samantha Mumba and her daughterSage

The TV star was coy when she was asked what she will be doing next.

"I'm not too sure. There's different things being planned at the moment so I'm figuring things out right now," she said.

Samantha, who lives in Los Angeles with her husband Torray Scales, admitted her family here has been thrilled to have her at home for the last few months.

"It's so great to have been here and I think my family are happy that I've been focusing on being at home," she said. "It started last year. I came for three weeks and then stayed for the summer and then just carried it on into this year."

Samantha Mumba and her husband Torray Scales at the launch of Paula Callan's new Callan & Co salon in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Samantha Mumba and her husband Torray Scales at the launch of Paula Callan's new Callan & Co salon in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy

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Samantha was speaking at the sold-out Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt in aid of Barnardos in Merrion Square, which raised over €32,500 from ticket sales for the charity.

Meanwhile, outbreaks of rain, cool weather and moderate winds could dampen spirits of those looking for a sunny Easter egg hunt this weekend. While some dry, bright spells feature over the long weekend, downpours are expected tomorrow in particular.

Herald

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