Cinderella Sanyu (also known as Cindy or Cindy Sanyu) is a musician from Uganda. She was a founding member of Blu*3, including Lilian Mbabazi and Jackie Chandiru. P-Square, Wahu, Beenie Man, Ne-Yo, Tiwa Savage, Bobi Wine, Shaggy, Chameleon, Bebe Cool, Davido, Mr. G, and Radio & Weasel are among her collaborators.
Cindy is the current Acting President of the Uganda Musicians’ Association (UMA). Following the resignation of Ykee Benda as his deputy, Cindy stepped up to fill the president’s shoes.
|Real Name:||Cinderella Sanyu|
|Stage Name:||Cindy Sanyu|
|Born:||28 August 1985 (age 38 years old)|
|Birth Place:||Bale District|
|State Of Origin:||Kampala|
|Occupation:||Singer • Songwriter|
Cinderella Sanyu (born on August 28, 1985). She was born in Kampala, Uganda, but is originally from the Mbale district. Cindy Sanyu, the fifth child in an eight-child family, was destined by her parents to a military career, spending her upbringing primarily at Ntinda Barracks.
Cindy Sanyu completed her primary and secondary school education in Kampala. She graduated from Ngora High School with her high school diploma.
Cindy began singing at six in her local church in the little hamlet of Ntinda. She participated in the “Capital Radio All-Stars talent search” when she was 16. She finished third. She collaborated with producer Steve Jean, who ensured her participation in the “Coca-Cola Pop Stars” competition, which resulted in the establishment of Blu*3 in 2003.
Cindy achieved musical success with Blu*3, winning Best Artist/Group from Uganda and 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 being nominated for Best East African Group in the 2005 Kora Awards, Best East African Album (Hitaji) in the 2005 Tanzania Music Awards- and Best East African Video (“Frisky”).
Cindy was dropped from the group and began a solo career in 2008. the debut solo album of cindy sanyu cinderella ‘Ayokyayokya’ (2009), topped East African charts with hits like “Mbikooye” and “Nawewe,” “Ayokyayokya,” and “One and Only.” She has had other successful songs, such as “Selekta.” Cindy Sanyu music captivates audiences with its infectious melodies and vibrant energy.
Cindy debuted her film playing in the Ugandan musical drama film Bella, where she played the lead character Bella. Her performance earned her nominations for Best Young Actor at the Africa Movie Academy Awards, Africa Lead Role In Film (Non-Nigerian) at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards, and Best Actress at the Uganda Film Festival Awards in 2018. She went on to work on another film, November Tear, which was released in 2019.
2019: The King Herself
Cindy Sanyu songs
Run this city
One by one ft Skales
Dancehall ft Eddy Kenzo
2009: Female artiste of the year in the DIVA awards
2010: Teenies’ dancehall artiste in Buzz Teenies awards
2010: Best female artiste of the Year in Buzz teenies awards
2016: Afrima awards best female artiste (East Africa)
2016: Bingwa awards best artiste from Uganda
Cinderella Sanyu had a relationship with Mario Brunetti, and the couple had a daughter, Amani. In March 2020, she married actor, producer, and film director Joel Okuyo Prynce in Kampala. On December 11, 2021, she married Joel Okuyo Prynce. She had her first child for him and is about to have her second child for him.
Relationship With Ken Muyisa
Cinderella Sanyu had a relationship with Ken Muyisa. When she left Blu*3, her bandmates Jackie Chandiru and Lillian Mbabazi said that “she was not candid” about her reasons for leaving. Cindy launched a solo career with her breakthrough tune Mbikooye. She wrote more singles such as Ayokyayokya, Amateeka, Party, Selecta, Ndi Mukodo, Run this City, and others.
At Home, She’s No King – Cindy’s Husband
She’s the king herself. But back at home, says her husband, Prince Joel Okuyo Atiku, she’s as ordinary a wife as they come.
She cooks, cleans, and cares for her family better than any other woman he’s met.
“The King herself” is a title, and that title doesn’t come home with her,” said Okuyo in a recent interview.
“Whatever you see out there is a brand, and people don’t seem to differentiate between a brand and a brand carrier. At our home, that brand carrier is my wife.“
Let no one fool you
On Friday, June 23, 2023, rumors surfaced saying that the Uganda Musicians Association (UMA), led by singer Cindy Sanyu, had agreed to join the Eddy Kenzo-led Uganda National Musicians Federation (UNMF).
The reports that spread like wildfire online drove a section of UNMF members into ecstasy, emphasizing that the federation’s missing piece had been filled.
When singer Ibrahim Mayanja a.k.a Big Eye Starboss came across the allegations, he quickly poured cold water on them, claiming the update was fake and completely incorrect.
Cindy Sanyu, head of the Uganda Musicians Association, promptly resorted to social media to clarify the situation.
She wrote asking the public not to be fooled by the reports as she explained that UMA has not yet joined UNMF.
“As Uma, we have always wanted to federate but it is the terms of federating which are an issue. If the terms are favorable, Uma will federate but for now, let no one fool you, UMA hasn’t joined the Uganda National Musicians Federation,” Cindy Sanyu said.
Cindy Sanyu added that at the moment, they are still in discussions as they want all stakeholders in the music industry from Writers, Producers, Managers, and Publishers going to be considered as they look forward to a positive result.
The music industry is huge and inclusiveness is important. Let us not forget our allies eg Writers, producers, managers, publishers, etc It would make more sense to federate according to the value chain and not only us Musicians. Discussions are ongoing and we’re working towards a positive result.
She is 38 years of age. Born on August 28, 1985.
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Cinderella Sanyu, also known as Cindy, is a highly talented Ugandan musician and songwriter. She has gained immense popularity and is considered one of the most successful female musicians in Uganda. With her incredible talent and captivating performances, Cindy has amassed a remarkable net worth of approximately $400,000.
People Also Ask For FAQs
What happened to Cindy Sanyu?
Cindy is currently the Acting President of the Uganda Musicians’ Association (UMA) after the resignation of Ykee Benda as his deputy, Cindy stepped forward and filled the president’s shoes.
How old is Cindy Sanyu now?
She is 38 years of age. Born on August 28, 1985.
Which tribe is Cindy Sanyu?
Cindy is from the tribe of the Munyoro/Itesot, and she is the fifth child in a family of eight.
Who is Cindy’s sister in Miss Uganda 2023?
Ademun Whitney Martha won 1st runner-up Miss Uganda 2023.
Who is Cindy’s husband?
Cindy got married to Prynce Joel Okuyo Atiku in December 2021. The couple welcomed their first baby in January 2022 and she gave birth while at Prime Care Hospital.