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BIOGRAPHY

Award-winning Singer, songwriter, Sandra Nankoma is an All-round visual Artist who

fuses Traditional Soul, alternative sound, Jazz ballads, and African rhythms with a distinctive  identity that takes you on journey of curiosity. Influenced by Motown and traditional pop from the 60s( Kadongo Kamu) Sandra paints beautiful emotions of empathy, colors of roots and acceptance, mixed with her mother tongues Luganda and Lugwere and English.

An advocate of Self-love, women empowerment and education. Sandra believes that music has the power to transform, elevate and educate our societies' opinions on delicate matters i.e: colorism, gender equality, women empowerment, peace, and love. 

An Independent recording and performing artist, Sandra is also a woman of many talents, she’s a  graduate of fine arts, with a major in sculpture and painting. she ventured into photography in 2017, exploring the effects of colorism and skin bleaching in her community, made her Debut exhibition dubbed Kaddugala (melanin) at the Underground Art Space.

In the same year, Nankoma was awarded Best Artist out of Africa and the Caribbean for the acclaimed Visa Pour la Creation and  spent a three-month residency in Paris developing her debut album, Ye’nze.


In 2018, she was double nominated in the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA for “Best

Female Artiste in African Inspirational Music” and “Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa” for her  song “Kaddugala.” The anthem for dark skinned girls to love their skin tone and reject skin

bleaching, she took home the continental award for “Best Female Artiste in African Inspirational  Music.”

Convinced that music is the vehicle of social change, she engages her art in order to contribute  to her society, especially to the cause of women and girls. Her commitment against  discrimination and xenophobia is particularly evident through the listening of her first solo  album Ye’nze and through her "Kaddugala" Campaign to fight against Bleaching and Colorism.

Sandra Is currently Recording Her second studio Album, the name of the album is yet to be announced she hints, she says, “this body of work pays tribute to the African Women that have  inspired me, paved way musically and are unrecognised.”

Sandra believes that "

it's an Artist Duty to Reflect the times"- Nina Simone