Nandy Biography: Age, Husband, Songs, Net Worth, Albums, Daughter, Children, Family

Posted By Michael Amos January 10, 2024

Biography

Faustina Charles Mfinanga (born November 9, 1992), widely known by her stage name Nandy, is a versatile and accomplished artist from Tanzania. Her artistic prowess spans singing, songwriting, and acting, creating a diverse portfolio that has earned her acclaim and recognition in the music industry. 

Nandy‘s unique fusion of Afropop and new-age music has resonated with audiences, propelling her to critical acclaim. The Tanzanian artist’s talent has not gone unnoticed, with two All Africa Music Awards under her belt. 

In consecutive years, 2017 and 2020, Nandy was honored as the best female artist in East Africa, showcasing her consistency and excellence in the industry. Her remarkable achievements and musical ingenuity have firmly established Nandy as one of Tanzania’s most successful artists, extending her influence and acclaim beyond national borders.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Faustina Charles Mfinanga
Stage Name: Nandy
Born: 9 November 1992 (age 31 years old)
Place of Birth: Moshi Urban, Tanzania
Nationality: Tanzanian
Education: College of Business Education
Height: 1.77 m
Parents: Mary Charles, Charles Mfinanga
Siblings: Celine Mfinanga
Spouse: Bill Nass (m. 2022)
Boyfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Kenaya Lyimo
Occupation: Singer • Actress
Net Worth: $89,500-$119,400 (USD)

Early Life & Education

Born on November 9, 1992, in Moshi, Tanzania, Nandy, also known as Faustina Charles Mfinanga, started her musical journey at a young age. Growing up in a family passionate about the arts, Nandy’s parents, Mary Charles and Charles Mfinanga, nurtured her budding talent. Her sister, Celine Mfinanga, also makes waves as a stylist with a substantial social media following.

Nandy‘s musical aptitude emerged early as she actively participated in the Sunday school choir at Moshi’s KKKT Lutheran church when she was just five. Progressing through Mawenzi Primary School and later becoming the choir director at Lomwe High School, she honed her skills.

Following her high school days, Nandy continued her journey at Tanzania’s College of Business Education (CBE), where she balanced academic pursuits with her passion for music. These early experiences set the stage for Nandy‘s remarkable career, establishing her as a rising star in Tanzania’s vibrant music scene.

Career

In a serendipitous turn of events in 2013, Nandy crossed paths with Ruge Mutahaba, the CEO of Tanzania House of Talent (THT). Recognizing her musical prowess, Mutahaba swiftly signed Nandy to his record label. The debut single under THT, Nagusagusa, released in 2014, skyrocketed to success, marking a defining moment in Nandy‘s career and paving the way for her remarkable trajectory in the music industry.

In early 2016, Nandy took the stage at Tecno Own the Stage, a renowned pan-African singing competition. Despite securing the first runner-up position in the finals held in Lagos, Nigeria, her outstanding vocal talent and stage presence garnered widespread acclaim from judges and audiences alike.

The following year, Nandy‘s hit single, One Day, catalyzed her rising prominence. Invited to participate in Coke Studio Africa, she showcased her versatility and musical prowess, earning a nomination and subsequent victory at the All Africa Music Awards in the Best Female Eastern Africa category in 2017.

In January 2023, Nandy entered entrepreneurship by establishing her record label, The African Princess. With a vision to spotlight emerging talent, she spent little time signing Yammi as the label’s first artist. This strategic move marked a new chapter for Nandy and “The African Princess” record label, signaling her commitment to shaping the future of the music industry.

Awards & Nominations

  • Best Female Artist East Africa at the All Africa Music Awards in 2017 and 2020.
  • Best Female Newcomer at the AMI Awards Afrika in 2018.
  • Best Female Artist at the 2020 African Entertainment Awards USA.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @officialnandy
  • Twitter: @officialnandy
  • Facebook: @officialnandytz
  • TikTok: @officialnandy
  • YouTube: Nandy

Personal Life

At the age of 31, Nandy married Tanzanian singer Bill Nass. The year 2022 witnessed their union and marked the arrival of their firstborn, a daughter whom they joyfully named Kenaya Lyimo.

Discography

  • 2013: I’m Confident
  • 2017: Nagusa Gusa 
  • 2017: One Day 
  • 2017: Wasikudanganye
  • 2017: Kivuruge 
  • 2018: Ninogeshe 
  • 2018: Aibu 
  • 2019: Hazipo 
  • 2019: Halleluya 
  • 2019: Kiza Kinene 
  • 2020: Kata

Net Worth

Nandy, a prominent Tanzanian musician, is projected to have a net worth ranging from $89,500 to $119,400. This estimation is based on her current revenue streams, which include income from music sales, brand partnerships, and live performances. 

Nandy‘s net worth is also anticipated to flourish because of her immense popularity and success in the music industry. With her talents and widespread recognition as a top artist in Tanzania, Nandy‘s financial prospects look promising.




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