At the height of Airtel Uganda’s Trace Music Stars competition, a singing competition that has got Ugandan social media enthusiasts talking about nothing else, we caught up with Sandra Suubi Nakitto one of the competition’s finalists. Here’s a few things we found out.
Sandra, the songbird
An upcoming musician with a voice to inspire, give hope and positive energy. She is a vocalist whose experimentation with different genres of music has resulted into beautiful songs such as African Woman, Amazing love and a couple of others, Sandra, a young lady with roots in Masaka Central Uganda has been described as a musician with a resounding voice similar to that of a bell tower and performances full of energy and usually referred to as “Boom.”
Sandra is a finalist in the Airtel Trace Star Music competition, a competition which at the start got different talented musicians sending in recordings of them singing on their mobile phones. The finals of this competition will be held on 14th February 2015 at the Serena Hotel.
The journey with music
Sandra started singing when she was a small girl, entertaining family members as well as those she had the pleasure to meet. During her school days in Gayaza High School she was part of the school’s chapel choir together with a group of friends. In her senior six vacation she actively performed in different areas in Uganda with the then Novel Band. During her college days, she was a member of a Ugandan girl group sensation XABU for three years. During this time, along with two other ladies, Sandra took the Ugandan music scene by storm with their sensational, extremely vocal and exhilarating performances of their songs from The Gold Rush album. Sandra a Christian has for some time up till now, a member of the worship team at her church.
Sandra, very passionate about the power of possibility has worked with young people on different projects and believes that these youngsters are part of Africa’s greatest resource. With their passion, energy and talent they can change the world for the better if given proper guidance, advice, space and opportunity. Her rendition of the song TRUE COLOURS by Cyndi Lauper encouraged several people to live life and be happy according to who they are and not be afraid because She believes God has put something good and special in each one of us which if well nurtured can positively impact this world.
Sure that this is a big opportunity for positively adding value to life Sandra appreciates Airtel and all her supporters. She therefore stands up to the challenge as an opportunity to use music in conveying positive messages of hope, inspiration and fullness of life.
To vote for Sandra SMS the name “SANDRA” to “162” using an Airtel/Warid line as many times as possible.
We wish the five finalists luck this weekend and brilliant journey with music from here on.