Nandy biography: age, education, career, songs, husband, net worth

Faustina Charles Mfinanga commonly known as Nandy is an award-winning songwriter, singer and dancer from Tanzania. She is a renowned name in Tanzania for her alluring voice and collaborations she has done with major artistes beyond Tanzanian borders. Apart from singing, she loves fashion so much that she has also ventured in it.

Nandy’s age, place of birth, and tribe

She is 30 years old as of the year 2022. She was born on 9th of November 1992 in Moshi, Tanzania.

Nandy education and music career background


Nandy went to Julius Nyerere Primary School before joining Lomwe High School. The beautiful Nandy later on attended CBE College of Business Education to study Business Education.

Nandy began singing at 6 years. She joined the school choir at 15 where she discovered her singing talent. Later she was introduced to Ruge Mutahaba, Chief Executive of Tanzania House of Talent (THT),  by her friends. It is here that opportunities were opened up because she met Emma and they collaborated on ‘Nagusagusa’.

She also attended various competitions such as Tecno Own the Stage where she emerged as the runners up. She has been dropping a hit song after another and she is considered to be the best female musician in Tanzania alongside Zuchu. Nandy’s popular songs include Aibu, Bado, Baikoko, Kongoro, Nigande, Ninogeshe, One Day, Powerful, Subalkheri.

Nandy relationship life

Nandy dating Willy Paul

Because Willy Paul and Nandy did several collaborations Several years ago and the chemistry they had while on stage, everyone was convinced that the two were seeing each other. However, the two disputed the claims.

Nandy and media mogul Ruge Mutahaba relationship

Nandy was also rumored to be dating the late Ruge Mutahaba.

Nandy and Tanzanian rapper Bill Nass relationship and wedding

Nandy with her husband, Bill Nass, on their wedding day.

Nandy reunited with her boyfriend Bill Nass whom they had dated for a while before separating in 2017. Bill Nass’ real name is Willi Lysio and he is a renowned Tanzania rapper.

The two were seen putting their affairs in the public when Bill surprised Nandy during her live performance on a Tanzanian TVE show.

“We’ve been together ka kipindi kirefu sana tumepitia vitu vingi vizuri na vibaya. Najua upande wako mbaya, najua upande wako mzuri but nimechagua pande zote mbili nakupena sana na ninatamani dunia nzima ijue so leo itakuwa siku nzuri sana kupropose. I love you,” Bill Nass said before he put the ring on Nandy’s finger.

The two lovebirds married in July 2022 in a lavish wedding filled with pomp and glamour. Nandy later revealed that they received Tsh106,806,500 (Ksh5.4million) from their committee as a send-off gift.

Awards garnered by Nandy in her music career

Since the beginning of her career in music, Nandy has had a chance to bag several awards.

Some of her awards include:

  • 2017 – Best Female Artist East Africa at the All Africa Music Awards (Won)
  • 2018 – Best Female Newcomer at the AMI Awards Afrika
  • 2020 – Best Female Artist in East Africa at AFRIMMA Awards (Nominated)
  • 2020 – Best Female Artist at the Africa Entertainment Awards USA (Nominated)

Nandy’s net worth

Nandy is over $1 Million. She gets most of her incomes from brand deals, sale of her albums and shows. She loves fashion and consequently she owns Nandy African Prints. She has also served as UNICEF brand ambassador.

Nandy fashion

Well, Nandy definitely brings her A-game when it comes to her taste in fashion and there’s no doubt about that.

Nandy controversy

In 2018, Nandy found herself on the wrong side of the law and had to face the consequences. She was detained for posting a video clip of herself and another musician via WhatsApp that the authorities considered “indecent”.

In 2015, Tanzania became more socially conservative since the election of President John Magufuli. The government tightened regulations on online content, imposing licence fees for bloggers and threatening internet users with criminal charges for posting hate speech or indecent content.

The songstress’s video featured her and her ex-boyfriend canoodling in bed while Nandy recorded a candid video. For that, Nandy was considered to have broken the law and she was arrested.