In the spotlight: Malta – Destiny Chukunyere

One of the favorites for the win is Malta, represented by Destiny Chukunyere. But who is she?

Destiny was born in Birkirkara on August 29, 2002, and attends school in Ħamrun. Her mother is Maltese, her father is the former Nigerian professional football player Ndubisi Chukunyere.

Chukunyere starts singing at the age of nine. In 2014 she came third in Kanzunetta Indipendenza and won the Asteriks and Sanremo Junior music festival in Italy. In the summer of 2015, Chukunyere took part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015, which was held in the Bulgarian capital Sofia. She won the festival, with 185 points, with the song “Not my soul”. She became the second Maltese to win the festival, after Gaia Cauchi two years earlier. For her achievement, she was awarded the Midalja għall-Qadi tar-Repubblika (Medal for Outstanding Achievement) in December 2015 from the President of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca.

Destiny in 2015 Destiny in 2015

In 2020 she won the second season of X Factor Malta, which immediately earned her a ticket for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. The festival was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Maltese public broadcaster decided to select her internally to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with the song “Je me casse” The song has a clear message. “Je me casse” is a French pronunciation that means “I must go.” With the song she wants to inspire women to never doubt themselves; if you believe in yourself you can achieve great things.

Destiny is in the top 3 in the polls. Tomorrow we know if she manages to bring the winning of the Festival  to Malta for the very first time in the history of the Festival.

Good luck Destiny!

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