Nandy becomes first female Tanzanian artiste to launch record label
Tanzanian singer and songwriter Faustina Charles Mfinanga better known by the stage name Nandy has officially launched her own record label dubbed The African Princess.
The songstress launched the label on January 16, 2023, in an event that was graced by the who is who in the Tanzanian entertainment industry, and a few members from her team.
An elated Nandy disclosed that owning a record label is a dream come true for her as she looks forward to supporting other talents.
“Ninayo furaha kubwa kuileta kwenu Rasmi The African Princess label! Label ambayo itahusisha wanawake tu!… tunaimani na kuomba the African Princess label itaongeza wingi wa vipaji vya watoto wa kike waliopo mtaaani wenye ndoto kubwa ya kuwa wanamziki (I’m happy to officially present to you The African Princess label! A label that will largely sign up female artistes… we believe African Princess label will greatly nurture the talent of female artistes who are dreaming of pursuing a career in music),” Nandy said in a post on her social media handles.
She also revealed that she will be unveiling her first signee on January 19, 2023.
“Tarehe 19/1/2023 ndio siku dunia ya mziki itakutambua nakuombea sana! Na nakuamini sana! Na naamini Tanzania na dunia nzima iko tayari kukupokea (January 19, 2023 is that day when the music will recognize you… Tanzania and the whole world is ready to receive you) … our first artist the African Princess label get ready,” she announced.
The singer went on appeal to her fans and the media to accord her record label support as she strives to expand her empire in the music industry.
“Its my hope that the media, blogs and our fans will give us all the support we need so that we help aspiring female artiste attain their dreams. That’s why this is not just a Tanzanian label but an African one. Expect to see talent from different countries. That’s why its called African Princess Label!” she said.
The singer announced her plans to launch the label last year, but was met with challenges that hindered her from doing so earlier. The mother of one at the time pointed out that managing artistes is not a walk in the park, especially for women.
Nandy now joins a growing list of musicians who own record labels in East Africa. Among them is Diamond Platnumz, Rayvanny, Alikiba, Sauti Sol, King Kaka, Khaligraph Jones and Otile Brown.