I am a woman of many colours — Zingo O, singer, author

Sandra Nelson, popularly known as Zingy O, is a singer, songwriter, author and talk show host. She released her debut single recently, a gospel sound, blending both Afro and Southern African beats. In this interview, she speaks on how she has built her career as a multi-talented woman in Nigeria and in the UK:

You say you contribute to the welfare of women through your organisation, how do you do that?

This is by fundraising, through donations, hosting motivational global conference known as ‘The Extraordinary Woman Speaks’ and also through recognition of their work and impact locally and internationally, awarding and celebrating women with a Lift-effects Star award.

Why music?

Music is what makes me connect with so many hearts. it’s a heartfelt yearning of reaching people with the gospel through music. It’s simple music and a language. It cuts across different race, age and nation. It unifies!

As a multi-talented individual, what drives your accomplishments?

To impact people by adding value to them and what legacy I will leave behind is my continuous drive.

Your recently released single has a fusion of afro pop and gospel; is it a means to excite your listeners?

Music, as I said earlier, is a powerful tool to convey a message and a long-lasting effect. After what the world has been through recently, I was moved to get families, homes, and nations lit up with laughter, joy, and with a sound that can keep music in their head, dancing.