A MUSICIAN, DIRECTOR & BUSINESS PERSON
Tambu-christel, born in August 12 1987, is a renown producer and director. Not only does she thrive as a business person and more specifically entertainment business but her career started as singer, a former X-Factor (UK) contestant of the 2009 edition. Ambitious and highly talented Tambu has not only formed her own record label and production company but also announced its activity in 2009 after her X-factor exit.
The singer/songwriter is a former vocal student of none other than the legendary Willie Norwood father of RnB sensation Brandy. Not only does Mr. Norwood thinks very highly of the talented young artist but the music industry has also been keeping a keen eye on her as she plans to bring a whole new light to the music industry as she gets ready to establish herself on the world stage and introduce her record label Daniel Strong Entertainment Limited inspired by her late son, Daniel Strong Scannell for which she’s received a Venture Worthy gold award in April 2011!
Tambu has shown incredible strength and focus in her journey. Going through a grieving process of her son Daniel but also catering to her family, husband and three daughters. She hasn’t stopped working and going for what she is looking for.
Ms. McCaghrey is working on her debut album which effectively showcases her distinctive voice. The singer has been compared to the likes of Toni Braxon, Brandy, Monica. The album comprises of a selection of well-written and carefully chosen RnB and soul tracks with a lot of hip-hop influences. The talented young artist has a debut single Preach under her belt distributed by Island Def Jam Digital Distributions. The track was released in March 2010 and later followed with multiple award nominations. She was nominated for her debut single “Preach” and songwriting skills at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards, eWorlds Music Awards among other organizations.
The singer has re-released the single under her own label in October 2014. It is now available on iTunes and GooglePlay. Note that she is set to release her debut album in 2016!
Tambu-christel has had the joy to see a few celebrities perform such as Michael Jackson and the Spice Girls as a child and she also came across Gwen Stefani in central London a few years back! The singer’s session players either work or have worked with British acts such as Jessie J, VV Brown and our late friend and inspiration Amy Winehouse. As if this wasn’t enough, here are some of the people she has met: Terry Ellis (En Vogue), Missy Elliot, Willie Norwood, Lisaraye Mccoy, Big Boy from Big Boy’s Neighborhood Radio, Brandy, Natasha Bedingfield, Emeli Sande and many more in the music industry. Her entrepreneurial ventures gave Tambu opportunities to shake hands with multi-millionaires like Lord Bilimoria (founder of Cobra beer), Sian Sutherland (Founder of Mama Mio & Mio Skincare), Will Butler-adams, Nigel Botterill, Wilson Luna and the list goes on!!
You can follow the record label on instagram at @danielstrongent!
Due to the high level of interest her journey has generated, Tambu signed a publishing deal in May 2014 to release an autobiography. The book will focus on overcoming obstacles and turning pains into life changing new paths. Tambu always wanted to inspire and she feels grateful that her life on earth is doing just that.
Tambu is the owner and designer of the footwear brand Bu’ & Brand in collaboration with an Italian firm. The collections are handcrafted and produced in Italy with genuine calf suede and leather.
The brand’s official website will see the light in 2016 with an opportunity to pre-order the first selected footwear of the year. You can follow them on instagram and facebook at @bubrand!
Tambu, born Tambu-christel Pembele, was born and raised in Switzerland and moved to the UK at 15 years old. She currently lives in Europe. Ethnicity: Black African from Kinshasa, Congo in central Africa.
The Swiss national did her primary and secondary school in Switzerland. Once in England she did a year of international language school then entered college to do several A-Levels. Tambu returned to college and university to acquire a degree in Business Management Sciences:
- BTEC level 4 HNC Diploma in Business Management
- BTEC level 5 HND Diploma in Business Management
- BA (hons) Business Management: Entrepreneurship & BA (hons) Music Business
Tambu has given birth to four beautiful children: Daniel, Tara, Tehya and Tianna from her previous marriage.
She is 5’7 tall – 65kg
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