Faustina Charles Mfinaga commonly known as Nandy is an award-winning songwriter, singer and dancer from Tanzania. She is a renowned name in Tanzania for her alluring voice and collaborations she has done with major artistes beyond Tanzanian borders. Apart from singing, she loves fashion so much that she has also ventured in it.
Nandy Age and place of birth
She is 28 years old as of the year 2020. She was born on 9th of November 1992 in Moshi, Tanzania.
Nandy Education and career Background
Nandy went to Julius Nyerere Primary School. She did well in her exams and joined Lomwe High School. Nandy later went to CBE College of Business Education to study Business Education.
On her career, Nandy began to sing when she had turned the age of 6 years. When she was in school at the age of 15, she managed to join the school choir which enabled her to fully realize her dream by improving her prowess in singing.
One of Nandy’s friends later introduced her to Ruge Mutahaba, who is the Chief Executive of Tanzania House of Talent (THT).
Joining Tanzania House of Talent opened more opportunity windows for Nandy; she met Emma the boy whom they collaborated to make Nandy first single titled ‘Nagusagusa’ a success.
The singer attended various competitions such as Tecno Own the Stage where she emerged as the runners up. This exposed Nandy and made her an experienced stage musician in the music industry.
Having gained all the experience, Nandy started to drop hits song after song; no wonder she currently holds a record of being the best female musician in Tanzania.
Here are some of Nandy’s most loved hits songs of all time:
- One Day
Awards Garnered by Nandy in her music Career
Since the beginning of her career in music, Nandy has had a chance to bag several awards. To mention but a few, some of her awards include:
- Best Female Artist East Africa at the All Africa Music Awards 2017
- Best Female Newcomer at the AMI Africa Awards
Nandy’s Net Worth
Her estimated net worth as of the year 2020 is over $1 Million. She gets most of her incomes from brand deals, sale of her albums and shows. She loves fashion and consequently she owns Nandy African Prints. To add on that, she is a brand ambassador for UNICEF.
Nandy dating Willy Paul
The songbird used to be so secretive and therefore took time before putting her personal life to the public domain. Several years ago, she did several collaborations with the Kenyan award-winning singer Willy Paul.
The chemistry between the two especially in live performances would raise eyebrows and someone would mistake them to be dating each other. When they were asked about it, they rubbished it off. The songbird was also rumored to be dating late Media mogul Ruge Mutahaba who passed on about a year ago.
Nandy and Tanzanian Rapper Bill Nass
Weeks ago, Nandy reunited with her boyfriend Bill Nass whom they had dated for a while before partying ways back in 2017. Bill Nass’ real name is Willi Lysio and he is a renowned Tanzania rapper. The two were seen putting their affairs in the public when Bill surprised Nandy during her live performance on a Tanzanian TVE show.
“We’ve been together ka kipindi kirefu sana tumepitia vitu vingi vizuri na vibaya. Najua upande wako mbaya, najua upande wako mzuri but nimechagua pande zote mbili nakupena sana na ninatamani dunia nzima ijue so leo itakuwa siku nzuri sana kupropose. I love you,” Bill Nass said before he put the ring on Nandy’s finger.