Cinderella ‘Cindy’ Sanyu urges younger artists to always respect older artists who have achieved so much and laid a foundation for them to showcase their artistry and talents.
“Juliana is the first female superstar in Uganda. We had a lot of artists who were legendary but she was the first icon, the first person who every girl wanted to be like and I respect her for that.” Cindy sanyu.
With a music battle in the offing, Cindy Sanyu and Sheebah Karungi have been going at each other at the respective interviews with the media that each has had.
Sheebah recently revealed how she has no respect for Cindy because of how she has often degraded her during interviews.
Cindy says that respect is earned and that she believes the right people respect her. She also has her favorite artists that she respects.
Among those are Julian Kanyomozi, Iryn Namubiru, and Queen Bella.
While speaking to Gossip Live, Cindy noted that the above-mentioned artists laid a strong foundation for many other female artists and made them believe that being a star was something achievable.
It’s from their sacrifices that Cindy believes she got the courage to step up her art and use her talent to achieve stardom over the years.
“When I came into the industry there are artists I found and to this day I give them their respect. I respect Juliana (Kanyomozi) and Iryn (Namubiru). You will never find me speaking anything negative about Queen Bella, never! I can’t do that. I’ve done way more hits than her, I sold dancehall to Uganda, East Africa, and Africa – I sold that style after her but I can never say to her, “You’re nothing, I am the new thing now.” From her level, she showed me this is possible so I knew how to push it from where she stopped so I respect her for that.
Juliana is the first female superstar in Uganda. We had a lot of artists who were legendary but she was the first icon, the first person who every girl wanted to be like and I respect her for that. I cannot wake up and say I have more hit songs than her, I have to respect her for the foundation she laid, from her I believed I could achieve what she achieved.” Cindy Sanyu