Faustina Charles Mfinanga, popularly known by her stage name Nandy is a Tanzanian singer, songwriter and actress. She was born and raised in the town of Moshi, Tanzania in Kilimanjaro Region. She won the All Africa Music Awards twice in the best female artist in East Africa category in 2017 and 2020.

A popular Tanzanian bongo flava singer, Nandy emerged in the early 2010s with a sound that combines elements of dancehall, hip-hop, reggae, R&B, and Afrobeat.

She achieved superstar status in 2017 with the arrival of the hit single “Nagusa Gusa,” which helped earn her the Best Female Artist in East Africa Award at that year’s All Africa Music Awards.

Nandy grew up singing in church and later the school choir, and eventually parlayed her talents into a music career.

After issuing a handful of under-the-radar singles in the early 2010s, Nandy went widescreen with the release of the song “Nagusa Gusa,” and solidified her place in the East African music scene with the follow-up singles “One Day,” “Aibu,” and “Njiwa.”

In 2018 she released her full-length debut The African Princess, with the singles “Kata,” “Woule,” and “Dozi” arriving in 2020.

Nandy is also a successful entrepreneur with her own beauty and fashion company, and serves as Tanzania’s Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF’s water, sanitation, and hygiene program.

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