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    Nandy

    LABEL: The African Princess
    Tanzania
    Full Name: Nandera
    D.O.B: 9th Of November 1992

    Biography

    Nandy (born November 9, 1992) is a Tanzanian singer and songwriter. She won the All Africa Music Awards twice in the best female artist in East Africa category in 2017 and 2020

    Early life

    Nandy was born in Moshi, Tanzania to Mary Charles, a tailor and Charles Mfinanga, a mechanic. The name Nandy is shortened from her real name Nandera. She started performing at a very tender age. At 5 years of age, she was an active member of her Sunday school choir at KKKT Lutheran church in Moshi. She attended Mawenzi Primary School and later joined Lomwe High School where she became the head of School choir. After high school, she joined College of Business Education (CBE), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

    Career

    Her career in music kicked off when a common friend introduced her to Ruge Mutahaba, CEO of Tanzania House of Talent (THT). This is where she met Emma the Boy, who produced her first mainstream single, Nagusagusa.The song became a huge hit within a week of its release.

    In early 2016 she participated in a singing competition Tecno own the stage. The contest featured contestants from all over Africa and during the finals in Lagos, Nigeria, Nandy emerged as the first runner-up. The competition groomed her well music wise, as she gained performance confidence, and also acquired essential knowledge of the music industry from the musical tutors and mentors such as chocolate City's M.I Abaga, Yemi Alade and Bien of Sauti Sol.

    In 2017 she released her hit single One Day which spearheaded her career and gave her a couple of opportunities as she was one of the few artists who participated in Coke Studio Africa in 2017 and later the same year she was nominated in the All Africa Music Awards as best female eastern Africa and won.

    Goodwill Ambassador

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    She is currently Tanzania's Goodwill ambassador for UNICEF's water, sanitation and hygiene programme (WASH) that works in over 100 countries worldwide to improve water and sanitation services, as well as basic hygiene practices. The programme focuses on providing people with clean water and basic toilets.
    Controversies

    In April 2018, Nandy and fellow Tanzanian singer, Bill nass were briefly detained by the Tanzanian authorities for sharing what they considered as being indecent or obscene content online.

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