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Vanessa Mdee's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Career, Relationship, Family, Controversy, Car, House, Net Worth

About

Vanessa Mdee is a Tanzanian born multi-talented artist. She sings and is a television and radio host. She became the first-ever female MTV Base VJ in Tanzania. Vanessa Mdee hosted Epiq Bongo Star Search and a couple of awards shows. She also interviewed A-list celebrities like Kelly Rowland, RickRoss and Ludacris.  

Personal Life

Vanessa Mdee | Source: Instagram

Songstress Vanessa Hau Mdee was born on 7 June 1988 in Arusha Tanzania to a journalist turned diplomat's father, Sammy Mdee and her mother Sophia Mdee. 

As a result of her father's work, Vanessa lived in different parts of the world, including Nairobi, Paris and Arusha. 

She has two sisters Marianne Namshali Mdee popularly known as Mimi Mars and Nancy Namtero Tero Mdee.

Vanessa Mdee's Schooling

Vanessa Mdee attended the Arusha Modern High School. She holds a law degree from the Catholic University of East Africa (CUEA).

Vanessa Mdee's Career

Television 

Vanessa Mdee on Eat Africa Got Talent | Source: Instagram

Vanessa Mdee was the first-ever female MTV Base VJ in 2007. This opened the doors for her to get into the music industry but before that, Vanessa Mdee hosted a couple of television and awards shows. 

She hosted shows in different countries like Kenya, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola and Uganda. Vanessa Mdee hosted Epiq Bongo Star Search, a reality music television show.  

Vanessa Mdee also got an opportunity to interview some of the biggest global celebrities on the radio like Ludacris, Kelly Rowland, MacMillers. K'Naan, RickRoss amongst others.

She's also been the voice behind the mic at a number of red carpet events like the Tanzania Music Awards and MTV Africa Music Awards.

Music

Vanessa Mdee in studio | Source: Instagram

Vanessa Mdee got her music career started in 2012 when she worked with Ommy Dimpoz and A.Y on the song 'Me and You'. 

The following year, she released 'Closer' a song that topped the charts for 13 weeks and won four nominations at the Tanzania Music Awards including R&B Song of the year.

In 2014, Vanessa Mdee was part of the Coke Studio Africa season 2 where she collaborated with Nigerian artist Burna Boy.

In 2017, Vanessa Mdee became the first African to be signed by the international music distributor Universal Music Group (UMG).

Vanessa Mdee singing | Source: Instagram

In 2018, Vanessa Mdee launched her first album ‘Money Mondays’ with 18 tracks including 'Cash Madame', 'Money Mondays', 'The Hustle', 'Kisela' amongst others.

In 2019, Vanessa Mdee released 'That's For Me' featuring South African duo Distruction Boyz under Universal Music Group.

In 2020, Vanessa Mdee announced she quit the music industry amidst claims that it led her into a dark path. 

She later retracted her words and said she would produce music but not consider herself part of the industry.

Vanessa Mdee's Relationships

Vanessa Mdee's boyfriend Rotimi | Source: Instagram

Vanessa Mdee and her boyfriend Rotimi met at the ESSENCE Festivals in the United States in 2019. 

One year later, Rotimi popped the question to Vanessa Mdee with an exquisite diamond engagement ring. Soon afterwards, the lovebirds announced they were pregnant. 

Rotimi and Vanessa Mdee's wedding

Vanessa Mdee and Rotimi | Source: Instagram

It looks like Vanessa Mdee and Rotimi's wedding already happened. They are reported to have tied the knot in a private ceremony. If this is the case, it would be such a miss considering how much they've shared with the public about their relationship.   

Mdee and Juma Jux

Vanessa Mdee and Juma Jux brought to an end their six-year relationship in 2019 due to irreconcilable differences. 

The two had been in an on-and-off relationship but eventually called it off. Juma Jux claimed that Vanessa Mdee dumped her. 

Juma Jux even composed the song 'Sina Neno' for Vanessa Mdee after she announced her pregnancy with her Nigerian boyfriend Rotimi.

Vanessa Mdee's Family

Does Vanessa Mdee have a child?

Vanessa Mdee, Rotimi and their child | Source: Instagram

Vanessa Mdee and Rotimi kept their pregnancy under wraps and only shared the news a month before she delivered their first child, Seven Adeoluwa Akinosho, in September 2021. 

Vanessa Mdee's Controversy

Vanessa defends her fiancee

Vanessa Mdee defended her fiancee Rotimi from claims that he's physically abusive after one of his previous girlfriends alleged she'd been abused. 

The woman in question did not reveal the identity of her past lover but netizens concluded that Rotimi was the man in question. 

Vanessa harshed the rumours and urged the media to be hesitant about publishing unverified claims. 

Vanessa Mdee arrested

In 2017, Vanessa Mdee was arrested after her name was on the Ministry of Internal Security's list of suspected drug dealers and users. 

At the time, she was on a business trip in South Africa and presented herself to the police when she landed in Tanzania. She was briefly detained and released without a charge. 

My boobs are real

Vanessa Mdee and Rotimi | Source: Instagram

Vanessa Mdee confirmed that her breasts are natural after she was accused of getting a boob job. 

She even went further and said she would allow people to touch them to ascertain they are real.

Conned

Vanessa Mdee exposed a man identified as Andrew Kombo who extorted her 700,000 Tanzanian shillings. 

Vanessa approached Andrew, who claimed he ran Kingdom Furniture, to make some of her office and home furniture only for him to go missing after she made the payment. 

Vanessa was one amongst many victims who fell for Andrew's lies as other celebrities and social media users shared similar experiences. 

Vanessa Mdee's Car 

Range Rover | Source: Instagram

Vanessa Mdee drives a brand new black Range Rover 2021 model thanks to her boyfriend Rotimi. 

Vanessa Mdee's House

What does your better half buy you for Valentine? Vanessa Mdee is the owner of a Ksh 57 million house located in Florida, near Disney World thanks to her celebrity fiancee Rotimi. 

The house boasts five bathrooms, six bedrooms and an exclusive area. Vanessa admits that they desire to use this house as an investment considering its location. 

Vanessa Mdee's Net Worth

Vanessa Mdee has spread her wings in the entertainment industry. She makes her wealth through her work as a television and radio host, making music, performing on shows and endorsement deals. As of 2022, Vanessa Mdee’s net worth is pegged at $6 million.

Awards & Recognition

2016

Nominated:

Africa Magazine Muzik Awards in the Best Female Artist in East Award

Africa Entertainment Awards (USA) in the Best Female Artist 

MTV Africa Music Awards in the Best Female category,

Best Female Artist (Non-Nigerian) at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards.

She won the Most Stylish Female in East Africa at the Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards 

2015

Best International Female Artist in Africa - Africa Entertainment Awards (Canada)

Most Stylish Female in East Africa - Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards

Best African Pop - All Africa Music Awards

Best Female in East Africa - Africa Magazine Muzik Awards

Best Female Entertainer, Female Artist of the Year - Tanzanian Music Awards

2014

Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa - All Africa Music Awards

R&B Songer of the Year - Tanzania Music Awards

2013

Best Collaboration - Tanzania Music Awards

Best Afro Pop - Tanzania Music Awards

Social Media

Vanessa Mdee’s Instagram: @VanessaMdee 

Vanessa Mdee’s Twitter: @VanessaMdee 

Vanessa Mdee’s Facebook: Vanessa Mdee 

Vanessa Mdee’s YouTube: Vanessa Mdee

Q&A

How did Rotimi and Vanessa Mdee meet?

Vanessa Mdee and Hollywood actor Rotimi met at ESSENCE Festivals in New Orleans in 2019 and kicked off their romance. One year down the line, they are engaged, some suggest married, and welcomed their first child Seven Adeoluwa Akinosha in September 2021.

Where is Vanessa Mdee from?

Vanessa Mdee was born in Arusha, Tanzania but lived in different cities in the world, Nairobi, Paris and Arusha, due to her father's work as a journalist and diplomat.

Who is Vanessa Mdee dating?

Vanessa Mdee is engaged to Hollywood actor Rotimi. The pair welcomed their first child, Seven Adeoluwa Akinosha in September 2021.

How old is Vanessa Mdee?

Born on 7 June 1988, Vanessa Mdee's age is 34

Also known as:
Vee Money
Real name:
Vanessa Hau Mdee
Occupation:
Television personality, Singer, Rapper, Radio host
Birthday:
7 June 1988
Nationality:
Tanzanian
Star sign:
Gemini
Birth place:
Arusha, Tanzania
Height:
N/A
Children:
Seven Adeoluwa Akinosho
Net Worth:
$6 million

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Vanessa Mdee's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Career, Relationship, Family, Controversy, Car, House, Net Worth
Also known as:
Vee Money
Real name:
Vanessa Hau Mdee
Occupation:
Television personality, Singer, Rapper, Radio host
Birthday:
7 June 1988
Nationality:
Tanzanian
Star sign:
Gemini
Birth place:
Arusha, Tanzania
Height:
N/A
Children:
Seven Adeoluwa Akinosho
Net Worth:
$6 million

About

Vanessa Mdee is a Tanzanian born multi-talented artist. She sings and is a television and radio host. She became the first-ever female MTV Base VJ in Tanzania. Vanessa Mdee hosted Epiq Bongo Star Search and a couple of awards shows. She also interviewed A-list celebrities like Kelly Rowland, RickRoss and Ludacris.  

Personal Life

Vanessa Mdee | Source: Instagram

Songstress Vanessa Hau Mdee was born on 7 June 1988 in Arusha Tanzania to a journalist turned diplomat's father, Sammy Mdee and her mother Sophia Mdee. 

As a result of her father's work, Vanessa lived in different parts of the world, including Nairobi, Paris and Arusha. 

She has two sisters Marianne Namshali Mdee popularly known as Mimi Mars and Nancy Namtero Tero Mdee.

Vanessa Mdee's Schooling

Vanessa Mdee attended the Arusha Modern High School. She holds a law degree from the Catholic University of East Africa (CUEA).

Vanessa Mdee's Career

Television 

Vanessa Mdee on Eat Africa Got Talent | Source: Instagram

Vanessa Mdee was the first-ever female MTV Base VJ in 2007. This opened the doors for her to get into the music industry but before that, Vanessa Mdee hosted a couple of television and awards shows. 

She hosted shows in different countries like Kenya, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola and Uganda. Vanessa Mdee hosted Epiq Bongo Star Search, a reality music television show.  

Vanessa Mdee also got an opportunity to interview some of the biggest global celebrities on the radio like Ludacris, Kelly Rowland, MacMillers. K'Naan, RickRoss amongst others.

She's also been the voice behind the mic at a number of red carpet events like the Tanzania Music Awards and MTV Africa Music Awards.

Music

Vanessa Mdee in studio | Source: Instagram

Vanessa Mdee got her music career started in 2012 when she worked with Ommy Dimpoz and A.Y on the song 'Me and You'. 

The following year, she released 'Closer' a song that topped the charts for 13 weeks and won four nominations at the Tanzania Music Awards including R&B Song of the year.

In 2014, Vanessa Mdee was part of the Coke Studio Africa season 2 where she collaborated with Nigerian artist Burna Boy.

In 2017, Vanessa Mdee became the first African to be signed by the international music distributor Universal Music Group (UMG).

Vanessa Mdee singing | Source: Instagram

In 2018, Vanessa Mdee launched her first album ‘Money Mondays’ with 18 tracks including 'Cash Madame', 'Money Mondays', 'The Hustle', 'Kisela' amongst others.

In 2019, Vanessa Mdee released 'That's For Me' featuring South African duo Distruction Boyz under Universal Music Group.

In 2020, Vanessa Mdee announced she quit the music industry amidst claims that it led her into a dark path. 

She later retracted her words and said she would produce music but not consider herself part of the industry.

Vanessa Mdee's Relationships

Vanessa Mdee's boyfriend Rotimi | Source: Instagram

Vanessa Mdee and her boyfriend Rotimi met at the ESSENCE Festivals in the United States in 2019. 

One year later, Rotimi popped the question to Vanessa Mdee with an exquisite diamond engagement ring. Soon afterwards, the lovebirds announced they were pregnant. 

Rotimi and Vanessa Mdee's wedding

Vanessa Mdee and Rotimi | Source: Instagram

It looks like Vanessa Mdee and Rotimi's wedding already happened. They are reported to have tied the knot in a private ceremony. If this is the case, it would be such a miss considering how much they've shared with the public about their relationship.   

Mdee and Juma Jux

Vanessa Mdee and Juma Jux brought to an end their six-year relationship in 2019 due to irreconcilable differences. 

The two had been in an on-and-off relationship but eventually called it off. Juma Jux claimed that Vanessa Mdee dumped her. 

Juma Jux even composed the song 'Sina Neno' for Vanessa Mdee after she announced her pregnancy with her Nigerian boyfriend Rotimi.

Vanessa Mdee's Family

Does Vanessa Mdee have a child?

Vanessa Mdee, Rotimi and their child | Source: Instagram

Vanessa Mdee and Rotimi kept their pregnancy under wraps and only shared the news a month before she delivered their first child, Seven Adeoluwa Akinosho, in September 2021. 

Vanessa Mdee's Controversy

Vanessa defends her fiancee

Vanessa Mdee defended her fiancee Rotimi from claims that he's physically abusive after one of his previous girlfriends alleged she'd been abused. 

The woman in question did not reveal the identity of her past lover but netizens concluded that Rotimi was the man in question. 

Vanessa harshed the rumours and urged the media to be hesitant about publishing unverified claims. 

Vanessa Mdee arrested

In 2017, Vanessa Mdee was arrested after her name was on the Ministry of Internal Security's list of suspected drug dealers and users. 

At the time, she was on a business trip in South Africa and presented herself to the police when she landed in Tanzania. She was briefly detained and released without a charge. 

My boobs are real

Vanessa Mdee and Rotimi | Source: Instagram

Vanessa Mdee confirmed that her breasts are natural after she was accused of getting a boob job. 

She even went further and said she would allow people to touch them to ascertain they are real.

Conned

Vanessa Mdee exposed a man identified as Andrew Kombo who extorted her 700,000 Tanzanian shillings. 

Vanessa approached Andrew, who claimed he ran Kingdom Furniture, to make some of her office and home furniture only for him to go missing after she made the payment. 

Vanessa was one amongst many victims who fell for Andrew's lies as other celebrities and social media users shared similar experiences. 

Vanessa Mdee's Car 

Range Rover | Source: Instagram

Vanessa Mdee drives a brand new black Range Rover 2021 model thanks to her boyfriend Rotimi. 

Vanessa Mdee's House

What does your better half buy you for Valentine? Vanessa Mdee is the owner of a Ksh 57 million house located in Florida, near Disney World thanks to her celebrity fiancee Rotimi. 

The house boasts five bathrooms, six bedrooms and an exclusive area. Vanessa admits that they desire to use this house as an investment considering its location. 

Vanessa Mdee's Net Worth

Vanessa Mdee has spread her wings in the entertainment industry. She makes her wealth through her work as a television and radio host, making music, performing on shows and endorsement deals. As of 2022, Vanessa Mdee’s net worth is pegged at $6 million.

Awards & Recognition

2016

Nominated:

Africa Magazine Muzik Awards in the Best Female Artist in East Award

Africa Entertainment Awards (USA) in the Best Female Artist 

MTV Africa Music Awards in the Best Female category,

Best Female Artist (Non-Nigerian) at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards.

She won the Most Stylish Female in East Africa at the Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards 

2015

Best International Female Artist in Africa - Africa Entertainment Awards (Canada)

Most Stylish Female in East Africa - Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards

Best African Pop - All Africa Music Awards

Best Female in East Africa - Africa Magazine Muzik Awards

Best Female Entertainer, Female Artist of the Year - Tanzanian Music Awards

2014

Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa - All Africa Music Awards

R&B Songer of the Year - Tanzania Music Awards

2013

Best Collaboration - Tanzania Music Awards

Best Afro Pop - Tanzania Music Awards

Social Media

Vanessa Mdee’s Instagram: @VanessaMdee 

Vanessa Mdee’s Twitter: @VanessaMdee 

Vanessa Mdee’s Facebook: Vanessa Mdee 

Vanessa Mdee’s YouTube: Vanessa Mdee

Q&A

How did Rotimi and Vanessa Mdee meet?

Vanessa Mdee and Hollywood actor Rotimi met at ESSENCE Festivals in New Orleans in 2019 and kicked off their romance. One year down the line, they are engaged, some suggest married, and welcomed their first child Seven Adeoluwa Akinosha in September 2021.

Where is Vanessa Mdee from?

Vanessa Mdee was born in Arusha, Tanzania but lived in different cities in the world, Nairobi, Paris and Arusha, due to her father's work as a journalist and diplomat.

Who is Vanessa Mdee dating?

Vanessa Mdee is engaged to Hollywood actor Rotimi. The pair welcomed their first child, Seven Adeoluwa Akinosha in September 2021.

How old is Vanessa Mdee?

Born on 7 June 1988, Vanessa Mdee's age is 34