Singer Sandra Nankoma was among the Ugandans that emerged winners at the recently concluded All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) 2018.
The 30 year old singer managed to bring home the award for Best Female Artist in African Inspirational Music for her song ‘Kaddugala’.
Sandra has thanked her fans for their immense support in a statement, and urged dark skinned girls to be proud of their skin tone especially in a society that glorifies light skin complexions.
The singer has vowed to continue using her platform as a musician to spread positive energy so dark skinned girls can fit into their skin even at the cost of her music being denied airplay.
Sandra concludes her statement by saying Black is Beautiful and dark skinned girls should not be ashamed of their complexion.
“I just landed from Ghana; The Award is here for you Uganda. Best Female Artist in African Inspirational Music, a continental award and a voice to all Dark Skinned girls in Africa, in an era when so many are bleaching so as to fit in, I say no to it. Thank you so much my Fans all over the globe and Africa, who support the cause and voted for Kaddugala the song, to @afrimawards and to my country for supporting me. If I’m denied airplay it’s alright, I’ll use other means to spread the positive energy of fitting in your own skin. Black is beautiful! Do not be ashamed of your skin tone.” Sandra stated.
Sandra also bagged a nod in the category of Best Female East Africa alongside Irene Namatovu, and Sheebah Karungi but Betty G from Ethiopia took the accolade.