Nandy is a Tanzanian musician and songwriter of Pare descent who was born and reared in the Kilimanjaro Region’s city of Moshi. In 2017 and 2020, she won the All Africa Music Awards for best female performer in East Africa.
Her musical career began when a mutual acquaintance connected her to Ruge Mutahaba, CEO of Tanzania House of Talent (THT). This is where she met Emma the Boy, who produced Nagusagusa, her first major track.
Within a week of its release, the song became a tremendous success. She competed in Tecno own the stage, a singing competition, in early 2016. The competition drew candidates from all around Africa, and Nandy finished first runner-up during the finals in Lagos, Nigeria.
In 2017, she released her hit single One Day, which launched her career and provided her with several opportunities. She was one of the few artists to participate in Coke Studio Africa in 2017, and later that year, she was nominated for and won the All Africa Music Awards for best female eastern Africa.
Nandy Biography Profile Summary
- Name: Faustina Charles Mfinanga
- Stage name: Nandy
- Date of birth: 09 November 1992
- Place of birth : Moshi, Tanzania
- Age: 29 years
- Genres: Bongo flava
- Profession: singer- songwriter, dancer
- Instruments: Vocals
- Years active: 2013 – to present
- Record Label: Epic Tanzania
- Associated acts: Joeboy, Bill Nass, Koffi Olomide, Ali Kiba, Sauti Sol, Kimambo Beats, Omi Dimpoz, Aslay, Madee Mario0, Bright, Mr. Blue, Chege and J Melody.
- Parents: Mary Charles and Charles Mfinanga
- Nationality: Tanzanian
Nandy Social media profile
- YouTube Channel: Nandy – The African Princess
- Instagram: @officialnandy
- Facebook: @nandy
- Twitter: @officialnandy