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Born (1984-03-06) 6 March 1984 (age 36)
Woking, Surrey, England
OriginLondon, England
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • model
  • TV presenter
Years active2004–2005 singer/rapper
LabelsVirgin Records
(2004 - 2005)
Associated acts

Jentina Rose Rees (née Chapman) (born 6 March 1984, Woking, England) professionally known as Jentina, is a British hip hop/R&B singer. She is also a rapper, songwriter and model. She also is of Romani gypsy descent.

Music career[change | change source]

Jentina got her first record deal at the age of nineteen. She was working in a computer shop at the time. She then came to fame in 2004 with her debut single "Bad Ass Strippa". It was a rap song that sampled "For the Love of Money" by R&B group The O'Jays. It reached number twenty two in the UK. Her follow up single "French Kisses" which was more R&B than hip hop sounding, reached number twenty.[1] Her third single "Mysterious" didn't chart in the UK and was only released in Italy. Her album "Jentina" was released in Italy in 2005. "Bad Ass Strippa" was later sampled and turned into a diss song by fellow English female rapper Lady Sovereign called "Sad Arse Stripah".

Modeling career[change | change source]

Apart from being a rapper, Jentina was also a model.[2] In November 2007, she modeled for the underwear brand Wonderbra. She was also featured in a jokey video[3] of the Chocolate bar Cadbury's Gorilla advert, in which a gorilla played the drums to a Phil Collins song called "In The Air Tonight".[4]

Personal life[change | change source]

Jentina was born to a Romani family that consisted of fourteen children.[5] When she was one year old, her family moved to West Molesey, Surrey.

In 2011, Jentina was on the judging panel for "Travellers Got Talent".[6] She also appeared in the 8 part documentary "A Gypsy Life For Me" which aired on Bio in November 2011.[7]

Jentina is married and has three children. They live in London.

Discography[change | change source]

Albums[change | change source]

Album information Jentina
  • Released: 2005
  • Format: CD

Singles[change | change source]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2004 "Bad Ass Strippa" 22 20 49 Jentina
"French Kisses"1 20
2005 "Mysterious"2 30
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or was not released in that country or territory.

1 - Released in the United Kingdom only.
2 - Released in Italy only.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jetina". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  2. "A Gypsy Life For Me Episode1 (A)". YouTube. 17 November 2011. Retrieved 13 April 2012.
  3. "". Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  4. "Wonderbra - Two Cups Full of Joy". The Inspiration Room. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  5. "About Jentina". MTV Artists/Viacom. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  6. "Meet the Gypsies - A Gypsy Life For Me on Bio".
  7. "A Gypsy Life For Me - TV Shows on Bio".