United Kingdom : Find ‘missing’ Gamu Nhengu campaign starts

United Kingdom : Find ‘missing’ Gamu Nhengu campaign starts

UK: THE Xtra Factor Live has launched a campaign to find former Zimbabwean X Factor contestant Gamu Nhengu who went missing. 

The Zimbabwean singer Gamu Nhengu appeared on the singing contest back in 2010 but lost her place to Katie Waissel– which many consider being one of the biggest injustices of the show ever, as thousands though she was an amazing singer and deserved to go through.


Gamu Nhengu arriving for the 2010 Mobo Awards, at the Echo Arena, Monarchs Quay, Albert Dock, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 20, 2010. See PA story SHOWBIZ Mobo. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Gamu Nhengu arriving for the 2010 Mobo Awards

Now Rylan Clark-Neal the show television presenter and his co-host Matt Edmondson are determined to find her with the help of the public during a segment on their show called Find Gamu.

On Sunday evening they upped their campaign as they roped in Strictly winner and The Wanted singer Jay McGuinness who appealed to the public to come forward.

In a clip on the show, in the style of a charity campaign, he said: “Please do whatever possible to help find Gamu.

“Spare any time you can to support our search. Gamu is out there somewhere. Together we can find her.”
The Xtra Factor campaign has received a mixed reaction from fans – and has also created some amusing responses.

Not long after that, she faced a public battle to stay in the country as she risked being deported back to Zimbabwe.
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She later played down her visa issues, saying: “The truth was that I, as an immigrant, needed to renew my visa every three years.

“It so happened, in the middle of The X Factor, that the visa needed renewal, and it was claimed that I was going to be sent back. But I don’t think there was ever a danger of that.

“When the Home Office read about it all, they investigated, and we went to court. We were there 10 minutes.”

The aspiring singer also admitted she wasn’t a fan of the drama that came with the show.

She recalled: “When I left and the show was aired, hundreds of people were camped outside my door and sleeping in cars outside the driveway.

“I was inundated with contracts and people wanting interviews. There were boxes arriving and people calling. It was mind-boggling.

“I was 18 and the show hadn’t worked out. I didn’t know what to do.” Three years later the singer, who lives in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, released an album that failed to make much of an impact. It has been three years since she has hit headlines.

If you are reading this post and you are Zimbabwean please share this post to support the search looking for Gamu.  #WhereisGamu Campain


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