EXCLUSIVE! Quick fire questions with Samantha Mumba

We hung out with the Dubliner for a shoot in the latest issue of the magazine


Samantha was full of chat with VIP. Photo by Naomi Gaffey
Samantha was full of chat with VIP. Photo by Naomi Gaffey

We get to know Samantha Mumba very personally in this month’s issue of VIP Magazine, as she introduces baby Sage to the world with our full interview and exclusive shoot. We spoke to Samantha in depth about motherhood, married life and her musical career, but we also got a chance to sit down with the Dubliner to find out some smaller, but just as important details about her life.

Here’s our quick-fire question round!

So Samantha, who would be your three dream dinner guests?

Do they have to be alive?

No Sam, they can be any way you want them to be!

Ok, great. First is Cher.


It’s Cher!

Fair enough, who else?

Then, Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey. And here’s why…I worked with her and she is so much fun. Like, banter for days!


She’s SO much fun. She is the loveliest, funniest bit of craic – big time.

What is the single of yours that you would happily never have to listen to again?

Always Come Back To Your Love.

Aw, we love that one!

Oh Jesus.

How cute does baby Sage look here?! Photo by Naomi Gaffey
How cute does baby Sage look here?! Photo by Naomi Gaffey

What is your favourite childhood film?

The Wizard of Oz.

What would be your death-row meal?

Probably a surf and turf.

What kind of surf and what kind of turf?

A filet mignon and really good crab.

What is your favourite childhood memory?

I have a few, but the first one that sprang to mind was rolling down hills in Fairview Park.

What three things can always be found in your handbag?

Definitely my eyebrow pencil – that’s non negotiable. Lip balm. And, nappies now, I suppose.

What are your three favourite beauty products?

Oh my God, that Make Up For Ever Ultra HD foundation that Donna Morris used on me on the day of the shoot is AMAZING. I love it, I love it, I love it. I’m obsessed with it. My favourite lipstick is MAC Freckletone, and I love the MAC eyebrow pencil in Spiked.

What is the one thing you always look for in a man?

Good conversation ­– there are so many idiots walking around.

Are there more idiots walking around LA or Dublin?

I’d say it’s much of muchness.

There's no denying her honesty... Photo by Naomi Gaffey
There’s no denying her honesty… Photo by Naomi Gaffey

What’s the one thing you look for in a friend?


What’s your least favourite trait in a person?


What’s your one regret?

That I didn’t backpack. Why didn’t I just head off to Thailand for a month?

What are the three things you’d bring to a desert island?

Can I bring Sage?

Yes, you can bring Sage. Sage is a given.

Is the husband a given?

Friends and family are a given, Sam, now come on!

(She laughs) I suppose loads of seeds so I can plant food. I’d also bring a big pot so I could boil my ocean water to make it drinkable.

Very practical, Samantha!

I know. And, I suppose SPF.

Samantha and baby Sage are full of smiles
Samantha and baby Sage are full of smiles Photo by Naomi Gaffey

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