The true life story of Sandra Ndebele

Full name : Sandra Ndebele – Sibindi (Sandie)

Born on 3 January 1982

Place of birth : Bulawayo Raised in Tshabalala township

Occupation : A mother, Wife, dancer, business person and an ambassador and artist.

Marital Status : Married to Nkanyiso Sibindi

Children :3 children ,Nkanyiso sibindi (boy), Zinhle and …..

Education :

Founders High School

Sandra passed her O Level Maths in 2017 after trying many years.

her music journey dates back to Sabbath school and then got perfected at IYASA

Discography

  1. 2003 – 2004 Tshaya Tshaya songs, Mama mama, Love you ma,
  2. 2004 – 2005 Ekhaya songs, Malaika, Ekhaya,
  3. 2005 – 2006 Ayoyoyo songs , Into yami, Nkulunkulu, Silver jubilee,Mwana wangu, Ayoyoyo
  4. 2006 – 2007 Dub-Encane songs, guva rangu, Zazingena, Gari mkaranga,Nomalanga
  5. 2008 – 2009 Life goes on songs, Inzima lindlela,Yithi laba, Sbali,Yarira ngoma, Sthandwa sami,Londolozela
  6. 2010 – South Africa Ayoba an open source project supporting the world cup.
  7. 2011 – Intombi Zomqangala Russia Project
  8. 2012 – Intombi Zomqangala Canada, Russia, United Kingdom Project
  9. 2013 – No Matter What songs, Jaiva, Uthwelizembe, Bamb’ iqolo, Our Beautiful Zimbabwe, Abantwana, LOVE.

Her local Awards

  • Best Female Dancer for the (NAMA)
  • Best Urban grooves female Artist (ZIMA)
  • Nominee Best Live Band Act
  • Director and Executive Producer for Intombi Zomqangala

Her international Awards

  • Best International Act (UMFAZI) at the National Student Drama Festival in England 2012
  • Best Jury Production at the Atlantic Fringe Festival 2012.

Her craft business

Sandra provides a wide range of traditional Ndebele mastery in the art of beadwork. Traditional beaded garments include Necklaces, bracelets, imisisi (traditional skirts) and even bras are available in the form of beads. She is also an aspiring fashion guru, bringing in the latest fashion trends for resale in Zimbabwe.

Actress

She plays the part of a wife of a farm manager, played by Thulani Mbambo. Mhlanga said he was surprised and impressed by the mother of two’s performances during the auditions

Role model 

Her role model is the South African legend Yvonne Chaka Chaka

Challenges in her industry and charity work she does. 

Funding like any other artist has been her challenge.

She gave birth to her 3rd child through a cesarean section.

Worked with the Midlands state university to raise funds for the university .

In 2007 she donated a Baumanomet machine to Princess Margaret Rose Clinic in Bulawayo

Her future plans

She wants to study marketing  at Lupane state university but she was offered politics and administration at Lupane university.

Controversy

Her unique style of dancing made people to criticise her.

Some critics believe she will never rise to where she was before.