Jandira Sassingui Neto

Jandira Sassingui Neto
Also known asPearl
Born1983 (age 38–39)
Huambo, Angola
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter

Jandira Sassingui Neto (born 28 April 1983) is an Angolan singer and songwriter. She was born in Huambo province situated in the Central Region of Angola and is better known by her stage name Pearl.[1][2]

Early life

Born in Huambo province in 1983, Pearl is the daughter of a mother who is a medical doctor. Her father is a lawyer and musician. Her father, Manuel Sassingui (now deceased) was part of the musical group Stars of the South. At the age of nine, with his mother and three brothers, their family had to move from Huambo to Luanda because of the Angolan Civil War. A few years later, they went to Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. She studied law at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.


She had the first great opportunity in the world of music in Pretoria, inspired by the talent show Coca-Cola Pop Stars. She took part in the contest but would eventually be disqualified for not being South African. She has since become a popular singer and has performed in Angola and Portugal.

Personal life

She has a daughter, Valentine, with Sérgio Neto, executive director of Semba Comunicação.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Biografia: Jandira Sassingui". Pérola. 2013-11-07. Archived from the original on 2013-11-07. Retrieved 2017-11-07.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. ^ "Pérola: Um novo album". O país em revista. 2013-12-28. Archived from the original on 2013-12-28. Retrieved 2017-11-07.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "A feminista que tem Angola a seus pés". Notícias Magazine (in European Portuguese). 2015-08-10. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  4. ^ "Pérola : "Toda mulher angolana é batalhadora por isso somos Divas"". SAPO Lifestyle (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2017-11-07.