Monday, December 15th, 2010
Q & A with Jackie Chandiru
Who is Jackie?
She is a quiet and reserved girl but she is very outgoing when you get to know her.
Tell us about your upcoming album?
My Album is called or will be called “To Live and To die” and it will be consisting of 60% Lugbara. I have written most of the tracks on the album, produced and even co-produced some. It will consist of probably the most personal work I have ever done.
Agassi is a tremendous song, where did you get the inspiration to do such a song?
My people are in Arua, I kept wondering why I sang so much Luganda, Swahilli and English and I could not do anything for them. So I sang this song for them.
How was life in Blu 3 and life as a Solo Artist.
I am still in Blu 3. In Blu 3 everything was done for me all I had to do was show up. And besides that I always have Lillian and Mya looking out for me. Now I am totally oppressed, I have to do everything by myself. I work like an old woman.
You currently won a Diva Award, please tell us more about it?
I won the Best Diva Collabo Award. This was a song called “Going On” which I did with Chameleone.
Tell us more about this song, how was it working Dr. Chameleone.
Dr. Chameleone called me to work with him on a project… actually to back-up for him, after I sang the part, he liked it and released it as a verse.
Tell us about Agassi.
I wrote the song and it was produced by Benon at Swangs Ave. It’s a love song about a couple where one of the partners wants to call quits and the other refuses to go thus “Agassi” meaning I have refused, “Agabo” I have really refused.
The other girls are popping tots when are you popping?
Not anytime soon
You left BIFA, Makerere University for Coca Cola Pop Stars; Any hopes of going back to school?
I did not leave BIFA for Coca Cola Pop Stars; I joined BIFA after Coca Cola Pop Stars. Yes I plan on going back to school. I would like to do something in Marketing or something connected to Business.
How do you juggle singing, studio time and working on Radio?
Well I don’t know. If you have to do something, I guess you have to fit them in your timetable however crazy it maybe.
You have a nice body, how do you handle stalkers?
Simple; I run.
How do you rate yourself with other Ugandan female artists?
I sing Lugbara. I think am okay though I really don’t know what bar we are using here.
Who is your Ideal man as an artist?
Any last words?
I would like to thank all the people who have stood by, loved and supported Blu 3 and me. Thank you very much a lot would not be possible without you. Keep it up!
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