After close to three years out of the limelight, singer Jackie Chandiru will on Friday make her first public appearance on stage, to release her latest single, ‘Mi asiku.’
The former Blu*3 singer is also looking forward to one day reuniting with former bandmates Cinderella Sanyu and Lillian Mbabazi for ‘one last project,’ as well as a collaboration with Jose Chameleone.
While speaking to a local news channel, Chandiru confessed that she still misses Cindy and Lillian ‘because they were her real friends’.
Blu*3 was an all-girl singing trio that gained fame in 2003 after winning the Coca Cola PopStar talent search contest.
Their first recorded song Frisky and later on Hitaji opened doors to other hits such as Nsanyuka Nawe, Burn, Tomalaako, Nkoye among others.
But later in 2008, the group broke up when Cindy left to take on a solo career.
The rest also went solo with Chandiru’s vocal power helping her out club bangers such as Gold Digger, Wotuuse, Young Again, among others.
The fame that came with being a solo artiste, it is believed, led Chandiru into taking drugs, although she said she said these were prescriptive.
She has been in rehabilitation for over three years, and with the help of friends and family, Chandiru has managed to ‘get off the ground and walk again.’
The release of ‘Mi asiku’- ‘Don’t Worry’ in the local lugbara language – is just the starting point for the diva, who plans to keep a clean slate from now on.
During her confession at Miracle Centre Cathedral last year, Chandiru told Pastor Robert Kayanja that she will not give up on music because it’s her biggest weapon to fight drug addiction.
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