Cindy Sanyu

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Government Name: Cinderella Sanyu

Date of Birth: 28 August, 1985

Nationality: Ugandan

Cindy is a Ugandan Dancehall, Pop, R&B and Afrobeat artist born in Kampala, Uganda

Cindy’s musical journey began with her participation in “Capital Radio All Stars talent search” when she was 15 years old; emerging 2nd runner-up.

She later worked with producer Steve Jean who made sure she participated in the “Coca Cola Pop Stars” contest, which led to the formation of Blu 3 in 2003.

With Blu 3, Cindy found music success winning the Best Artist/Group from Uganda & Best Music Video from Uganda in the 2005 Kisima Music Awards, Video of the Year (“Hitaji”) in the 2005 Pearl of Africa Music Awards – and Video of the Year (“Burrn”) in the 2007 Pearl of Africa Music Awards and getting nominated for best East African Group in the 2005 Kora Awards, Best East African Album (Hitaji) in the 2005 Tanzania Music Awards -, Best East African video (“Frisky”) in the 2006 Channel O Music Video Awards, Best Group & Best Performer in the 2009 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards – and Best East African Song (‘Where you are’ with Radio & Weasel) in the 2010 Tanzania music awards.

Cindy was dropped from the group and, in 2008, she embarked on a solo career. Her debut solo album ‘Ayokyayokya'(2009) topped charts all over East Africa with hits like “Mbikooye” and “Nawewe”, “Ayokyayokya”, and “One and Only”.

In 2016 she won the Afrima award for Best Female Artiste East Africa.Shew went ahead to also win Kenyas Bingwa award for Best Artiste – Uganda.

She recently ventured into acting and her first feature film “BELLA” earned her recognition and nominations all over Africa including AMVCA for best actress in movie/Tv series 2018, African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) for Best New Comer and Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) for Best Actor/Actress in the non-Nigerian category.

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