Vanessa Quai is one of the versatile artists who mostly sings gospel and sporadically pop music. The artist from Prot Villa always had an interest in the music and came with her first album called ‘To Aitape With Love’ at age nine in 1998. Pacific Islands Radio also named her as “a very popular artist in the whole Pacific region.”
Quai with an extensive career in the music world has released many other popular albums and songs. What’s more? The artist uses her prime spot to help some charitable organizations too.
Let’s also know more about her family, step-siblings, and several other interesting facts you are looking for.
Where is Vanessa Quai From? Four Siblings and two Step Brothers
Vanessa Quai was born Vanessa Diandra Sally Ann Kiristiana Quai on 13th July 1988 in Port Vila, Vanuatu. She has four siblings including three sisters Dyna, Annie, and Vikanika Lisa Quai (aka Sasa) as well as brother Tito Quai.
Furthermore, Vanessa also has two step-brothers named Tony and Jerry. She holds Vanuatuan nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnical background. Her mother is from Fiji.
Education and First Job at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu
Vanessa grew up in Port Vila and attended the Central School Vila Efate. She later went to the University of the South Pacific, Emalus Campus to study foundation.
Upon graduation, Quai started working at Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu as a reservation agent.
Vanessa Quai Music Career and Awards
Quai developed a strong passion for music as a child. She released her debut album ‘To Aitape With Love’ at the mere age of nine. In 1999, she went on to participate in the South Pacific International Song along with 3000 competitors. Despite being a child contest in the competition, she won third prize in the Gospel/Inspirational Category.
The same year, Quai competed at Nile International Children Song Contest winning the first prize in the competition. The artist released her second album Beautiful Pacific Islands in 2000, followed by her third album The Untouched Paradise in 2002 and fourth Pacifika in 2003.
Quai recorded the single ‘Freedom’ in 2002. It went viral topping the radio charts in Vanuatu and the Solomon Island. The song also peaked at No 2 on the charts in Papua New Guinea. Moreover, she won the International Teenagers Singing Competition in 2004.
Talking about her musical talent, Vanessa can sing in various languages such as Tok Pisin and Motu.
In 2014, Quai released a single ‘Angel Over Me’ along with Elena Baravilala and Davu. In 2018, she released her two albums named Light It Up and Promise. She also collaborated with musical sensation Blanco Tuhaika (known as Blanc.O) to release a new gospel single called ‘Pray’ in 2019. The song was produced by her brother Tito. Quai told she is quite excited to work with him,
“I am excited to team up with Blanco because I believe he is a new artist and so looking forward to work on new sounds and new vibes and to hear the outcome.”
The song is related to Christian beliefs and personal ambitions.
Tour and Other Achievements
Quai has also toured in several countries worldwide including Canada, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Egypt, Europe, Australia, Tahiti, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, and as well. In addition, she also sold over 20,000 Cds around the world.
Vanessa Quai & New Breedz Band Live – Zion Fest 2014, Port Vila, Vanuatu. (picture by Alcina Charlie)
The President of the Republic of Vanuatu also awarded her with the Vanuatu National Silver Jubilee medal, becoming the first-ever young female artist to achieve the award.
Is the Founder of the VQM Foundation
Prior to her music career, Vanessa Quai also devotes her time to social welfare works. She is the founder of the VQM Foundation.
In June 2020, the singer also hosted the digital ‘Light it up’ unplugged show. The campaign raised funds for the victims of the Cyclone Harold in the northern provinces. Local artists like Stan Antas and Sheila Wells also performed at the event.
They collected more than 300,000VT and handed the cash to the Red Cross Society in the honor of Vanessa’s late grandparents, Dr. Batholomiu Quai and Mrs. Mary Angela Quai. They were the part of the Red Cross Society throughout their life.
Quai also served as a day carer at Kids Home Care School.
What is Vanessa Quai Net Worth?
Vanessa Quai has earned good wealth from her successful music career. As per various online sources, Quai has a $50,000 net worth as of 2020. Other details about her assets aren’t revealed.
What about her love life? Is Vanessa Quai married to anyone?
Despite her long-term career in the music world, Vanessa Quai has still kept her personal details very secret. She is not married yet and has never come out with her husband to date.
Furthermore, Quai also isn’t dating anyone officially at this moment. She probably relishes her single relationship status.
What is Vanessa Quai Doing Now?
The musician is quite busy with her music career. She sporadically writes songs too. She currently lives in Port Vila.