The Miss Universe Tanzania 2014 beauty pageant will take place this weekend at the Golden Tulip Hotel In Dar-es-salaam. According to the organizers of the event. Compass Communication under Maria Sarungi, the preparations are ready and it’s gonna be a memorable evening.
Before you head to Golden Tulip, we thought it’d great to see the beauties that will rock the stage hoping to carry the title that has so far produced the likes of model Flaviana Matata. Here they are;
If he actually did carry the stuff he is now being accused of and had hoped to pass through a sensitive and supposedly secure area such as airport, it tells us a lot more about his ways of thinking. It is stupid and it shouldn’t have happened. Period.
However, without further warnings and condemnation, the matter is now under the courts of law. It means, we have to adhere to the core principle of criminal law that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. We have seen photos of him going around the courts but that is not enough to justify his bad-man behaviors.
The amount of heroin and weed he was caught up with is without a doubt for his “personal use”[ or may be share with some of his friends trying to get as high as Chris in movie Friday]. It is still wrong anyway according to our existing laws.
Such an amount and the fact that he tried or thought he could board a plane to Mbeya with no hustles at all, is enough to tell us that he is an addict. Only an addict would think that way.
In my opinion, therefore, he needs help. Since he is one of the popular kids on the block, he can be used to showcase the type of services that we have for our young folks who are falling into the trap of addiction at the expense of some fellas getting richer and richer. Let’s see how many rehabs do we have. Let’s see how prepared are we to intervene.
Putting the types of Chid Benz in jails wouldn’t help us. We will just fill our jails and spend way too much taxpayer’s money taking care of them instead of helping them recover and go back to being “normal”. I am not saying they should just be let go loose with a slap on the hand. They can still face some sort of punishment such as community services etc.
Helping Chid Benz and the likes will mean reducing the “clients base” for the drug dealers. It will also mean pushing our efforts into getting the masters of the dirty business. I am talking about the king pins that are riding the streets with the Bentleys and a smile of gold. Those should be our enemies more than Chid Benz and other kids who are almost victims of circumstances or our failing public health policies and programs for our youth.
What do you think?
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Ebola pandemic has already killed almost 5000 people. It is now spreading all over the world. We are all in danger of getting Ebola regardless of social status or where you are. Therefore, it only make sense if we get ourselves prepared for worse while hoping for the best.
This infographic could serve you well. Read it carefully and then share it with your loved ones
I am still not very sure where to place Julio Batalia as far as Bongo Fleva/Hip-Hop music goes. What I can say for now is he is slowly finding his place. It could be the same thing that Pitbull does for American music or it could be something else.He is part of the changing scenario of TZ Music. When you finish watching the video I am about to present you may understand better where does my distant comparison with Pitbull is coming from.
Here is the video for Special For You a party party song featuring Chege. It’s Tudd Thomas’ production.
It’s Wednesday 22nd October 2014. It’s another day for you to feel excited and blessed. Music runs through our blood. Good music can make a worse, horrible, terrible day to be great day. Wouldn’t you agree?
I wrote a little bit about this collaboration between MwanaFA and Ali Kiba. One is considered “Classic” in almost everything he does while the other is arguably the king of Bongo Fleva. You may duck the tapes and argue, but there is always someone standing as tall as a giraffe.The producer is Marco Chali at MJ Records
Here is the link for Kiboko Yangu. CLICK HERE
His official announcement has not been made public. Not yet. However, the solid reality of the shifting world tells a different story. As an old adage says; actions speak louder than words. In the balance, his actions have spoken (and continues to speak) louder than his words). It’s a fundamental appreciation of reality.
Before we got where we are, life on the last lane almost became real. It was campaign mood almost two years early. His political bosses and watchdogs saw it. The movie wasn’t a silent one even though it was black and white. Him and fellow ambitious politicians were dubbing it too fast. They were all called to the capital Dodoma and received “warnings”. They came out smiling. No big deal.
I am sure that “warning” let out long exhalation of relief among his opponents who almost saw him trying to win an election before time. But I am not sure if that warning did anything good. I think it made room for a rough, schoolyard element of justice kind of scenario. We have seen and heard even more.
With all signs written on the walls and all things considered, there is hardly any doubt [apart from the non-existing official announcement] that Comrade Edward Lowassa, will likely vie to be the nominee for Presidency race in 2015. He will seek to be the candidate and break out of the lineup that is getting longer day after day.
I know you are not surprised. You know, we know; it’s true. He is determined and he clearly seems to understand there’s no substitute for a competitive edge. He has been trying to outmaneuver the competition by taking strategic steps of a veteran politician. Today, we are all aware of the hunger in him. If anything strange, you probably are stunned by intensity of his vibes. He is everywhere!
With #ElectionsTZ2015 tag closing in, names, rough drafts of policies, etc keeps popping up like mushrooms in the early mornings of the summer. You can feel the pressure and few crocuses of hope or hopelessness poking through the surface as you listen or read the drafts. The strange drug of calm that had become part of you suddenly takes a flight as you start thinking about your country after October 2015.
So far, we know some names (party cadres) that have declared their intention to vie nomination in their party circles. Some of them are already unbelievably loud. It’s like they have a black belt in mouth karate. They all hope that come October 2015, their name and image [probably with a bubbling smile of re-assurance] will be in every campaigning material. XX For President. Chagua YYY etc. That, will define the difference between looking good and looking great…in the mind of a politician.
In that growing list, Lowassa is silently watching. He believes in the good political campaign strategy focusing on events, events and more events. You clearly remember or have heard the story of David and Goliath, right? Who won that fight? You just said David. But what were they fighting for? Anyone? I bet not unless if Pope is about to call you to Vatican for a mock-up test before he appoints you Minister Of Know-How. Lowassa and his team have an idea. It’s like he is seeking freedom from a crass civilization.
Be humble, but with an enormous, positive ego. Follow the rules for the survival of the richest. Never stop dreaming and going after your goals no matter how tall or far they seems to be.
Those were my thoughts after I hanged up the phone from a recent conversation with AY. I had got in touch with him for a briefing about his on-going projects in the US. Now if you have been following the East African news trends, you not only knew that T.I was in Dar-es-salaam for Serengeti Fiesta over the weekend but you must have also heard about AY’s being busy shooting videos in LA with Sean Kingston and Ms Triniti among other things…
For almost a year or so, AY has been talking about his international goals with US based artists. He talked about it to the point; some people thought may be it was a wishful thinking. No, it wasn’t. AY is without a doubt deserving credits for showing a way to fellow artists that crossing oceans isn’t just attainable by marines but also ideas, works and initiatives. So when talking about “projects”, he not only means it, he also knows what he is talking about.
In the past week, AY has been canvassing the streets of Los Angeles, California shooting those two videos mostly done in the Hollywood Hills area. The first video is for the song “It’s Going Down” feat Ms Triniti & Lamyia that was released one month ago. You can listen or get the song here if you never got it.
According to AY, these videos are set for release in November. However, AY likes a little surprise for his fans. He asked me to keep the name of the project with Sean Kingston in the books for now.
While in the US, AY is also trying to establish links with other artists including hip-hop group YMCMB, led by rapper Rick Ross, to continue probably what was left two years ago when the two shared a stage during the annual Serengeti Fiesta Concert. The sky is the limit…keep going man!
I know…this kind of news might have stopped the laughter in some people as if someone has turned a valve in their chest. You’d understand them though, right? It is one collaboration that few saw it coming but now that the news is on the carpet, everyone is wondering why this didn’t happen sooner. Lucky, some of you don’t gonna weep. All you need to do is to spend the next few days in a state of controlled excitement because MwanaFA is coming up with Ali Kiba in Kiboko Yako.
Since the release of #Mfalme, MwanaFA sat back and enjoyed the success of that single by touring across the land. He recently confirmed with me that he was busy. That business, as it turns out, included hours at MJ Records with Marco Chali cooking something with Ali Kiba who is also accelerating from where he paused with Mwana and Kimasomaso.
What makes this project even more interesting is Marco Chali. There is a reason they now prefer to call him Dr. He knows his stuff. You are waiting…aren’t you? Wait..did you see the artwork? You know what time it is,right? Legendary cartoonist, Masoud Kipanya, reminds us why he is still seating on top. I loved this work.