Jindi Official is a successful Sudanese musician living in Dubai.
Hear his story from his humble beginnings, and His inspiring love for music.

Jindi, tell us a little bit about yourself?

I’m a sudanese singer/songwriter and a performer based in the UAE. I started my venture into music in 2014 by participating in various open mics and community gigs across the UAE. I picked up my guitar and went to every venue I could possibly find, this has helped me on many different levels from writing songs to developing my stage presence. I formed a band called “The J-tones” band and have been able to perform in some of the most prestigious venues in the region…We were very successful and soon changed our name to “TheShutdowners”.

I released my first Ep “1995” in 2019 , it liberated me (creatively), The Ep included chart topping singles such as “Dance Floor” & “Midnight Love” that was well received in many regional and International Radio stations.

Till date, I write songs of different genres. My album release was followed by a tour. “The 1995 Experience tour” that took a little pause when the lock-down happened…But I will be back soon!

We reached out to you, because you made headlines here with your Reggae song, titled “Midnight Love”, tell us a little bit about how the song was made?

“Midnight Love” Is my reggae baby…After spending so much time listening to many albums and reading so much about the culture and this genre of music , I was so thrilled and inspired to create one of my own. I recorded “Midnight Love” originally on the “1995” Ep…few months later I was in the studio with my producer, Joseph Maharaj and he brought up the idea of having a feature , so I called up my good friend and musician Smylie to collaborate on the track. We recorded the music video in Zimbabwe’s Capital “Harare.” The experience was magical.

What is the story behind your catchy single “Just a Dream ?”

This song has taken so many directions to get to what it is today, I had written it initially with a different title and lyrics, The song wouldn’t just come together.One night, I was working on the song until dead into the night, and I had a dream about the whole scenario, I woke up and wrote what I saw…and sprinkled some “Jindi Sauce”.

We noticed you perform in front of Large crowds, can you give our viewers tips on how to manage a crowd while performing.

Skittles and water! It always works for me to say the least.

The more you perform, the more you learn and gain that momentum, Being able to perform in different venues and events ( from Open Mics and community gigs to festivals) has been so helpful for me personally.

Starting organically is always the best way to reach the top.

You get used to entertaining the crowd, and find comfort in performing. Sometimes the crowd isn’t feeling a song or two , you will automatically know

How to get back in gear. It is all about enjoying what you do, and making people feel the same vibe like you do.

Skittles and water! It always works for me to say the least.

The more you perform, the more you learn and gain that momentum, Being able to perform in different venues and events ( from Open Mics and community gigs to festivals) has been so helpful for me personally.

Starting organically is always the best way to reach the top.

You get used to entertaining the crowd, and find comfort in performing. Sometimes the crowd isn’t feeling a song or two , you will automatically know

How to get back in gear. It is all about enjoying what you do, and making people feel the same vibe like you do.

I would like to work with Chronixx one day and talking about my idols…having Stevie Wonder in one of my songs would be a dream come true and maybe get it produced by baby face … how cool would that be! The best things in life are free, and dreams do really come true.