MEET THE AFRICAN PRINCESS
25-year-old Nandy is one of the fastest rising female artistes from Tanzania. Known for her hit songs “One Day” and “Nagusagusa”, Nandy is a talented vocalist who earned a second place spot at the Tecno Own the Stage (2015/2016) music contest held in Nigeria. She makes her debut on Coke Studio Africa 2017 paired with Betty G from Ethiopia.
Nandy started her music career in 2010 when she got to record her first three singles. She later joined one of Tanzania’s leading bands, B Band, performing alongside Banana Zorro for a couple of years. Her break into the limelight came after the Tecno competition, a show that earned her crucial recognition beyond Tanzania. The songstress then joined Tanzanian record label THT MEDIA and released her hit single “Bye” (My Ex).
MUSIC MEETS FASHION
She has collaborated with some of East Africa’s top artistes including Chege on “Kelele za Chura” and Ice Boy on “Binadamu”. Away from music, Nandy is also a fashionista and has an African attire store known as Nandi African Prints.
HER LIFE STORY
Nandy was born as Faustina Charles Mfinaga in 1992 to Maria and Charles Mfinaga in Moshi, northern Tanzania. She attended Julius Kambarage Nyerere Primary School and later joined Lomwe High School. Nandy studied at the CBE College of Business Education in Dar es Salaam. At the age of six, Nandy was already singing in church and joined the school choir at 15 years of age, where she started to nurture her music.