Cinderella Sanyu (professionally known as Cindy) is a Ugandan musician. She was one of the original members of Blu*3 which also consisted of Lilian Mbabazi and Jackie Chandiru. She has performed with Davido, Mr. G, and Radio & Weasel.
Early life and education
Cindy started singing when she was young. She took part in "Capital Radio All Stars talent search" when she was 15 years old. She took third place. She 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 debu solo album 'Ayokyayokya'(2009) topped charts all over East Africa with hits like "Mbikooye" and "Nawewe", "Ayokyayokya", and "One and Only". She has had more successful songs like "Selekta".
Cinderella Sanyu was in a relationship with Mario Brunetti and the relationship produced a daughter ,Mya.
Cinderella Sanyu was involved in a relationship with Ken Muyisa
On leaving the girl group ,Blu3,her fellow band members ,Jackie Chandiru and Lillian Mbabazi claimed that "she was not candid" about her reasons for leaving.
- One and only
- Tempo remix
- Ayokyayokya, 2009
Awards and recognition
- Female artiste of the year in the DIVA awards, 2009
- Teenies' dancehall artiste in Buzz teenies awards, 2010
- Best female artiste of the year in Buzz teenies awards, 2010
- "Cindy speaks out". Retrieved 5 January 2015.
- "BLU*3 - AFRICAN MUSICIAN". Retrieved 5 January 2015.
- "Cindy, Davido fire up Kigali". Retrieved 5 January 2015.
- "I almost committed suicide – Cindy". Retrieved 5 January 2015.
- Editorial, BigEye ug (2013-07-31). "Ugandan Music Artistes and Their Districts of Origin:". BigEye.UG. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
- "Rated Next back for second season". Retrieved 5 January 2015.
- PAM Awards: 2005 Winners & Nominees
- Museke: Pearl of Africa Music (PAM) awards 2007 winners - Uganda
- Kora Awards: Kora Awards 2005 nominees
- Tanzania Music Awards - Nominees 2005
- africa.bizcommunity.com: Channel O Award nominees released
- Museke: MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) 2009 nominees
- "Cinderella Sanyu: How Cindy Left Blu 3". ourmusiq.com. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
- "2010 Review; Cindy Consolidated Her Achievements". Retrieved 5 January 2015.
- "Mario didn't want marriage, so I left". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
- joomlasupport. "'Cindy was not candid'". The Observer - Uganda. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
- "And the Diva of 2009 is... Cindy". newvision.co.ug. Retrieved 5 January 2015.