My name is Jessica and I'm a 12 year old singer/songwriter. I've been very passionate about singing ever since I could talk. When I was one and a half years old my Dad sent an email to his family with a video of me singing which my parents still show to people today.
I think of myself as a global citizen, having been born in Ethiopia, brought up in Dubai and settled in the UK since age 10.
When we lived in Dubai we had this thing called Friday Brunch every week and there was always a band playing that would let me get up and sing since I was age 4! People in the audience as well as my very supportive family would give me great encouragement & appreciation which really gave me the confidence and self-belief to want to become a singer.
After 9 years in Dubai my parents made the decision to move our family back to the UK to access better opportunities for my singing and my brother's football. Since then I've performed at the O2 in London in the final of a national singing competition, started writing my own songs, joined a PQA theatre & film academy, auditioned for TV & Films and have now won the Undiscovered Talent UK junior final!
I'm also working towards my goal of becoming a successful recording artist and so I go to the recording studio every month to record my original songs. I write songs about my true stories and experiences such as friendship dramas, moving countries & schools and COVID lockdowns.
I also enjoy playing the piano including weekly lessons, I play netball and swim for the school and enjoy travelling to many different countries. I've been to over 14 countries and will be going to Paris in 2022 for a singing event.