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Ugandan ‘Gold Digger’ singer admitted in drug rehab

Has yet another renowned East African artist been abusing drugs?

Reports from Uganda claim popular singer Jackie Chandiru has been admitted at a rehabilitation centre in Kawuku along Entebbe Road, Kampala.

The 31 year old singer, known for the hit track “Gold digger“, was only recently discharged from Mulago referral hospital in Kampala after undergoing extensive treatment for drug abuse related injuries, according to reports in the Ugandan media.

She got married last year to Dutchman Nol Van Vliet.

Ms Chandiru rose to fame in East Africa as an integral part of the now defunct singing trio Blu 3 group which included Lilian Mbabazi and Cindy Sanyu.

The group split in 2010.

Chandiru’s falling fortunes highlight a worrying trend of youthful talented singers in this region resorting to to drug abuse.

Other most notable singers to have confessed to drugs abuse are Tanzania’s Ray C and Mr Nice.