|Full Name Jackie Chandiru|
Role Musical Artist
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Alma mater Makerere University
Years active 2005 – present
Home town Kampala
Name Jackie Chandiru
Albums Nawe, Afii
|Born 13 September 1984 (age 31) (1984-09-13) Nsambya, Uganda|
Similar People Rabadaba, GNL Zamba, Blu*3, Iryn Namubiru, Navio
Occupation Entertainer & Musician
Wotuuse by Jackie Chandiru New Ugandan Music Video
Jackie Chandiru is a Ugandan musician. She was a member of the all-girl music group Blu*3, based in Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. In 2014, she was one of the featured artists in the second season of "Coke Studio Africa".
- Wotuuse by Jackie Chandiru New Ugandan Music Video
- Early life and education
- Awards and recognition
Early life and education
Jackie was born at Nsambya Hospital to Felix Eyaa and Josephine Eyaa, on 13 September 1984. Both her parents trace their ancestry to Kijomoro Village, Maracha District. She attended Nakasero Primary School for her elementary schooling. She studied at Nabisunsa Girls Secondary School for her O-Level studies and at Vienna Collage International, a private, boarding school in Kira Municipality. She studies Industrial Fine Art, at Makerere University, graduating with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Fine Art.
In 2002, at the age of 18, Jackie Chandiru joined the Coca-Cola Pop Star Competition on a whim. She was surprised when she won the competition, with Lillian Mbabazi and Cindy Sanyu. The three of them formed the music trio known as Blu*3. She found musical success with the group winning the Best Artist/Group from Uganda & Best Music Video from Uganda in the 2005 Kisima Music Awards, Video of the Year ("Hitaji") in the 2005 Pearl of Africa Music Awards In 2007, she won in the Video of the Year category with ("Burrn") at that year's Pearl of Africa Music Awards. In 2005, Blue*3 was nominated for best East African Group in the 2005 Kora Awards. Best East African Album (Hitaji) in the 2005 Tanzania Music Awards. In 2006, Blue*3 was nominated for the Best East African video ("Frisky") in the 2006. In 2009 they were nominated for Best Group & Best Performer in that year's 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards and for the Best East African Song ('Where you are' with Radio & Weasel) in the 2010 Tanzania music awards.
In 2008, after five years of working together, one of the founding members of Blue*3, Cinderella Sanyu, suddenly left the group, to launch a solo career. The remaining two group founders, Jackie Chandiru and Lillian Mbabazi, recruited a new singer, Mya Baganda, and changed the name of the group to Blue 3.
In 2010 Jackie embarked on a solo career. In mid 2010, Jackie released her first single "Agassi" in both Lugbara (her native language) and English. This song has earned recognition in as a solo artist and earned her an award Best RnB single in the Diva awards. It won the Video of the Year award in the Pearl of Africa Music Awards 2011. She released a number of hit songs, including "Gwoyagala", "Overdose", "For all time", "Bakusigula", "'Don't Call His Phone" and "Agassi". She has collaborated with "Sami" from Eritrea, Jose Chameleone and Navio, "Urban Boys ". She released her first album "To Live or Die" in 2010 with songs in Lugbara and English.
In October 2014, Jackie Chandiru was selected to perform at Pearl Rhythm Festival at the Uganda National Theatre alongside mostly live performers, The Magic Horns, Ceasar Kajura and the city blend band, Undercover Brothers Ug, Arpeggio, Charles Obina and Matata, Kabwondera Junior Raymod Parwot, and Watmon Troupe. Her selection though was not warmly welcomed by fans of live music since Jackie Chandiru is majorly a recording artist than a live performer
See more of Jackie Chandiru's songs, albums, awards and nominations at Blu*3