|Birth name Beau Monga|
Nationality New Zealand
Years active 2015–present
Parents Betty-Anne, Ryan Monga
|Name Beau Monga|
Albums Beau Monga
Genres Hip hop music, Pop music
|Born 14 April 1994 (age 21)
Manurewa, New Zealand (1994-04-14) |
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter, Beatboxer, DJ
Instruments Vocals, guitar, beatbox, loop pedal
Similar People Stevie Tonks, Lili Bayliss, Stan Walker, Willy Moon, Dominic Bowden
Top 3 Acapella Songs - Beau Monga - Shocking Performance
Beau Monga (born 14 April 1994) is a New Zealand singer/beatboxer from Manurewa, who won the second season of the New Zealand version of The X Factor.
- Top 3 Acapella Songs Beau Monga Shocking Performance
- Beau monga vs reese ormsby newzealand beatboxing battle
- Early life
- Musical influence
- The X Factor
Beau monga vs reese ormsby newzealand beatboxing battle
Monga was born in South Auckland in 1994. He is the son of Betty-Anne and Ryan Monga of the group Ardijah.
Monga cites his parents, James Brown and Michael Jackson as his main musical influences.
The X Factor
At his audition, Monga performed a version of "Hit the Road Jack" using a loop pedal. He received a standing ovation from all four judges and positive comments. His audition has received over 4,000,000 combined views on Facebook and YouTube after going viral online. After the elimination of Nofo Lameko on week 2 and Stevie Tonks in week 9, Beau was the final act on the boys category who progressed through to the grand final. Going into the grand final, Beau is also the only act in series 2 who has never landed in the bottom two. He eventually won the series after beating Nyssa Collins and Brendon Thomas and The Vibes in the grand final. He was initially mentored by Natalia Kills, but was replaced by former Australian judge Natalie Bassingthwaighte after Kills was removed from the show due to a bullying controversy in the first live show. He is the first (and to date only) male winner of The X Factor NZ.