Kenya Jumping Antelope in Kampala for a night with Cindy

Kenya's Jumping Antelope at Entebbe airport

Kenyan artiste Dufla Diligon alias The Jumping Antelope is in Uganda for Cinderella Sanyu aka Cindy Sanyu’s “A Night With Cindy” concert this Friday at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala.

“A Night With Cindy” concert is sponsored by Vision Group’s Urban TV Uganda and Uganda Waragi.

Deejay LL will be Deejaying live at the event announced by the dancehall star alias “The King” herself last month at the UG RAVE PARTY theme night at Space Lounge (Former Club Rouge) on Kampala road.

Her guest artiste Dufla Diligon is one of the fastest rising dance-hall artistes in Kenyan showbiz at the moment.

The ragga sensation came into the limelight after his smash hit Tempo hit the airwaves, receiving massive positive feedback and topping the local charts, which got him to cross borders to Uganda, and get Cindy Sanyu to work on mashed-up vocals for the remix.

Dufla, real name, David Long’oji Ekiru, comes from the war-torn Baragoi area, in Laikipia County, and is currently signed to Grandpa Records, with his hit song Tempo being produced by popular, sound engineer, Visita.

Signing to Grandpa was a breakthrough for Dufla, and here’s why. He had dropped a single back in 2014, dubbed Yes You Do, though he never got signed to any music label until this year.

Cinderella Sanyu or Cindy is one of the original members of Blu*3. She has performed with Davido, Mr. G, and Radio & Weasel.

Cindy started singing when she was young. She took part in “Capital Radio All Stars talent search” when she was 15 years old. She took third place.

She worked with producer Steve Jean who made sure she participated in the “Coca Cola Pop Stars” contest, which led to the formation of Blu*3 in 2003.

With Blu*3, Cindy found music success 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- and Video of the Year (“Burrn”) in the 2007 Pearl of Africa Music Awards and getting nominated for best East African Group in the 2005 Kora Awards, Best East African Album (Hitaji) in the 2005 Tanzania Music Awards -, Best East African video (“Frisky”) in the 2006 Channel O Music Video Awards, Best Group & Best Performer in the 2009 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards -[11] and Best East African Song (‘Where you are’ with Radio & Weasel) in the 2010 Tanzania music awards.

Cindy was dropped from the group and, in 2008, she embarked on a solo career.

Her debut solo album ‘Ayokyayokya'(2009) topped charts all over East Africa with hits like “Mbikooye” and “Nawewe”, “Ayokyayokya”, and “One and Only”.

She has had more successful songs like “Selekta”.



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