Ugandan songstress Cinderella Sanyu popularly known by her stage name Cindy Sanyu is the newest member of Grandpa Records.
Grandpa Records founder and creative director Refigah made the announcement on Thursday after putting pen to paper on a two year contract on Monday. The two parties have been negotiating for a deal for close to an year.
“It is now official that the East African sensation Cindy Sanyu is now signed at Grandpa Records. We have been negotiating the two-year contract for close to a year now and pen was finally put to paper on Monday the 25th of April, 2016 at Serena Hotel, Kampala. On behalf of the entire Grandpa Government we are happy and proud to welcome Cindy to our label,” A statement released by Refigah read.
30 year old Cindy was one of the original members of the all girl group, Blu3 together with Lilian Mbabazi and Jackie Chandiru. In 2008, she embarked on a solo career after she was dropped from the group.
Meanwhile, Refigah has stated that the the record stable is taking necessary measures to avoid working with mediocre artists. He said it is no longer going to be easy to sign with Grandpa no matter the amount of talent and how big a name in the industry an artist is.
Here is the full statement:
“#Finally Cindy sanyu signs with GrandPa Records;Over the years, we as a stable have learnt that when it comes to signing an artist you don’t just rush and sign any name. You do a proper background check, get to know what this artist has been up to before you, where they are from and why they left. This is just to be careful as an investor in this industry.
It is no longer going to be as easy to be signed at Grandpa Records. No matter the amount of talent and how big a name in the industry, a thorough background check will be done to avoid working with mediocre artists.
Cindy Sanyu is currently the most talented female in East Africa with numerous massive hits and awards and we at Grandpa records have what it takes to take her career international and hit the global market. She is the first female Ugandan artist to do an official Kenyan tour, courtesy of Grandpa Records.
She will be performing at Deep west Resort in Nairobi on saturday the 30th of april club one on one in Mombasa on the first of May, Sixty four Lounge in Nakuru on the 6th of May, Twenty Four Resort Eldoret on the 7th of May, then Voi, Kisumu, and Machakos-dates to be announced later. Phase two will start in July after a tour of the U. S.
Cindy is currently ridding high with the big collabo Tempo remix with Dufla and Ndi Mukodo ft Navio. Her song Selekta is still a big tune!
Born Cindrella Sanyu, she was originally a member of the all girl group Blu 3 together with Jackie Chandiru and Lilian Mbabazi before they went separate ways. She is so far the most successful of the former group and Grandps Records will most definitely work with her to soar even higher.”