Yousseph Slimani also known as Chico Slimani is a British singer from Wales. He rose to fame following his magical performances in 2005 series of ‘The X Factor’. As of 2018, Chico Slimani net worth is estimated to be $2.5 million.
Slimani was born on April 2, 1971 in Bridgend, Wales to Moroccan parents. He spent his childhood in Morocco and then moved to UK where he attended Hazelwick School. After leaving school, he worked as a hairdresser and electrician. In 2004, he wrote, starred and produced the soundtrack for BAFTA nominated short film ‘Winner Takes All’.
Chico became famous after reaching the quarter final of “The X Factor”. After the TV series, he released his single ‘It’s Chico Time” in 2006. It reached the UK Singles Chart at number one and remained there for two weeks. His next single ‘Curva Cola Bottle Body’ was released on October 8, 2007 and reached No. 45 in its first week. Some of his other popular songs include Moulana, I Wanna Dance With U, Are You In It For Love and many more. He released his debut album ‘Lights, Camera, Action” in 2009.
Apart from his singing career, he has also appeared on several television shows like The Weakest Ling, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Hider in the House, Celebrity Total Wipeout, Dancing on Ice, Room 101 and many more. He has also appeared in movies like ‘Winner Takes All’, ‘Hell to Pay’ and ‘Left Holding Baby’.
Regarding his personal life, he is married to Daniyela Rakic who is the sister of tennis player Nenad Zimonjic. Together they have a daughter named Lalla- Khira and a son named Zacharia.