AY is without a doubt one of the smartest “kids on the block” as far as music in Tanzania is concerned. Of course he is not a “kid” but a grown up man who knows how to set the stage and have people dancing to the tune. You can read all about his journey to where he is in this article that I also used to revisit and re-release one of the best stuff from him.
After releasing a collaborative song Touch Me with one of global superstars, Kingston, towards the end of last year [You can watch the video here], AY is now putting his best jump suit and asking you to get ready for yet another race. His latest single will be released on 2nd February. That means, the fire is already burning and you are asked to be ready. Mark that day…2nd February. That is my mother’s birthday by the way if I can also make the date personal…can I? Did I tell you the name of the new single? It’s Zigo!
If you haven’t paid attention to Yamoto Band, I’d seriously want you to change your stance or your mind. They are young kids but energetic and giving all they have to keep the jogs alive. Need me convince you more? Check this official video
I am not sure how relevant he remains, but we can all agree [or even disagree] that Mrisho Mpoto is hell of an artist. He also took spoken word artistry to the next level when he wrote a famous letter to his “Uncle”-Mjomba which was translated [at least in the streets] to be a jab to political leaders for doing less over less in a country full of resources.
We know that his stance has since then changed. He has publicly supported the ruling party with a recent publicly available call for support of Edward Lowassa who is widely expected to vie presidential candidacy via ruling party CCM.
All said and done, everyone is free to air their political opinions. What you don’t want [especially if you are an artist] is to be remembered for your political affiliations than your works of art. That would hurt anyone with common sense pillars attached to his/her forehead.
When we want to breath, Mrisho Mpoto is here once again to prove his authority to poems and spoken word. The title Njoo Uchukue [Come Take It]. This is what he does best. Listen
Her name isn’t mentioned a lot this year comparing to last year’s awards season. However, if you care about fashion, Lupita Nyong’o still got it. See how she rocked the before and after party dress during the SAG Awards this weekend. Some fashionistas have called this “genius”. What do you think?
Sometimes in October 2009, when very people were paying attention to Sheria Ngowi, I asked the reader of BC to WATCH HIM. I had that feeling…the gut feeling that he was going to go places. He showed all signs of knowing how to survive and succeed. He understood his status, carefully analyzed his market and of course in fashion, he followed the global trends closely.
By that time [if my brain can still comb out the tangles of the past] he was a young Tanzanian student in India. His brother, Haki Ngowi who was also in India had become a friend of mine through common relationship as bloggers. It’s Haki [who is now managing most of Sheria’s affairs] who encouraged Sheria to start putting his “stuff” online in this blog. I can’t be specific with what I saw in Sheria Ngowi then but whatever it was a good thing. Ya’ll can now agree, right?
Sheria Ngowi is now a household name in the world of fashion [and senses]. He is one of the few who can check [I have dressed Presidents]. This past weekend, Sheria was in Zambia not only to witness the inauguration of their new President, Edgar Lungu but also to dress and coordinate his style and outlook. The blue suit you see President Lungu wearing is Sheria Ngowi’s design and creativity.
Before moving beyond borders, Sheria got recognition from Tanzania’s President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete. He has dressed him up as well. Tanzania’s political leaders such as Prime Minister Pinda and corporate executives are one of his clients.
Sheria has so far participated in many international fashion events including New York Fashion Week in USA and Mercedez Benz Fashion Week in South Africa. WELL DONE Sheria.
The Big Brother Africa Hotshots winner, is now richer than you think. What makes this story better is that he got richer without even spending his $300,000 USD that he was rewarded as the BBA winner. Here’s how
It turns out, Idris had a “boss” who is so generous [and wealthy] who has decided to give him a gift of a house! He revealed the above photos of him and the house on his Instagram account with a long message that read as below;
I have seen thousands of people through my life time, got helped and expected to do alot in return, broken and crushed with no one to pick me up. I have struggled from ground level with all sorts of sayings like “you will never make it” to where i am now. I have shaken millions of hands not knowing who has good intentions with me.
The world is for everyone who has a dream and a good will to it. The world is for all who want to change lives and make people smile. The world full of good hearted people is a dream. I stand today and say “my name is Idris Sultan and am not that special, that unique, that strong than most of you. I just dared to go for what i want, put my heart to it and here i am today.
This is just the beginning. You’re welcome to join.” Ghalib Said Mohammed you’re a man with a golden heart i will love to be like you in a blink of an eye. Thank you for my new house. #Godbless #Alhamdulillah #GSM #dream #achieve #dare #youCan #success
In an interview with one of the local radio stations, Idris has revealed that he is planning to move into his “new home” this weekend. The house is located in one of Dar-es-salaam’s upscale suburbs of Mbezi Beach.
In show business, things seem or have to seem to be “different”. It is one way to stay afloat and on top of the game. Create a buzz and let them talk about it. Being on the “news” isn’t necessarily a bad thing unless if you have to deploy the Olivia Pope machinery to keep things under control. However, do it smartly. Do it when you are ready to attract attention. Then do it in lots of fabulous fashion colors.
Vanessa Mdee and Jux has been the “trending item” lately. They haven’t said much. Vanessa even hanged up the phone on a popular “gossip cop” when she got asked. Her “Jux”, was a bit more casual but it turns out, some background noises could be used as evidence in some cases. Alicia Florick in The Good Wife could let Kalinda confirm it and then make Will proceed to Judge’s chamber.
Now that is your word against his. On the opposite side, photos (such as the one you see above) can speak louder. We have heard before that a single photo speaks a thousand words. No wonder there are lists of photos that changed the world.
Now take a moment. Look at the photo above. Do you remember the first time you actually held your “boo” hand in public? I mean when you grabbed a little comfort? It could be for great social and physical growth. You can deny it though that you felt something and it felt like you were wearing them bubble-gum-pink racing shoes. But did you feel shafts of electricity coursing through his/her veins? Talk about relaxed!
Here’s the deal; Vee Money swears there is nothing going on. Jux,as said above, wants to keep it charm and civil. He wants a totally new [or probably not so new] and refreshing approach. Straight from Paris. But…the world of secrecy almost doesn’t exist nowadays. Whoever gives you a key to your room could be armed with “weapons of social media destruction”…cameras, recorders aided with machineries such as WhatsApp [this s**t ain’t loyal]. You end up with fifteen sizzling shades of grey [not fifty]. You then become a dark wood in the journey of life. Who sold me? You ask yourself as you listen to a distant experience.
When I reached Vee for her comment, she had “no comment”. Wouldn’t you understand her? Now punch your lights out. Pack your bubble gum and go.
Recently billionaire Bill Gates and founder of Microsoft made global headlines when the video surfaced of him drinking supposedly “poop water”. I remember hearing about the story in one of local radio’s morning shows on my way to work. The broadcasters weighed at the idea and everyone agreed that it sounded…well..nasty to say the least.
But Bill Gates is a determined man [guess that comes along with so much cash around]. He is now on a global campaign to promote awareness of Janicki Omniprocessor, a magic machine that turns sewage into clean drinking water, electricity and ash.
His next stop in the promotional campaign that could save lives all over the world especially in areas or countries where clean water is still a big problem, was at The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. See how the enterprenuer turned into humanitarian tricked Fallon into drinking the water. Would you?
Tanzanian gospel music mega star, Rose Muhando, has lately been making headlines…but for not so good or holly reasons. It happens but it surely not one of the lovable things about her. She is said to have aborted a 7 months pregnancy, an unlawful act according to the criminal code of United Republic Of Tanzania laws.
BC with the impatience of a challenger went deeper on the issue and has managed to speak to very reliable source close to Rose Muhando. Here is what we can currently report;
We can exclusively confirm that it’s true that Rose was pregnant and wanted to have a baby. That would have been her fourth since she already has 3 kids from previous relationships.
However, due to medical and health complications the pregnancy had to be terminated. Under the Tanzanian laws abortion, although generally illegal it has some exception if it was done under or for medical reasons especially aimed at saving the life of a mother-to be. It sounds awful but it is not unlawful in that case.
Second fact we managed to find out is that her boyfriend/fiancée with whom they live together is responsible for her pregnancy and not her manager, as it has been widely reported.
Still, these facts will without a doubt be scrutinized thoroughly by law enforcements agents in Tanzania given the public outcry [especially through social media] and the caliber of her name. If for whatever reason things go wrong, Rose could face up to 7 years behind bars while whoever performed the “illegal” act as a medical practioner or else would face up to 14 years in jail.
The official statement from her management company is said to be in preparation and will be released soon. As of now, we all just have to stand there though fastened to the wall while waiting to hear more from her management and most likely from law enforcements and medical officials from the capital of Tanzania, Dodoma, where Rose and her family resides.
Tanzanian soccer star, Mbwana Samatta, who plays for TP Mazembe, is on the verge of becoming the first Tanzanian to play in UEFA Champions League if all goes well for him to join CSKA Moscow of Russia.
Samattta, has already passed the first phase of his trial-outs with Moscow’s club and reports says his deal may be finalized in the next two or three days. He is currently still training with CSKA in Campoamor, Spain where they have set their training camp. In Moscow,CSKA is currently in second position behind Zenit which leads with 41 points. CSKA has 34 points.
Mbwana who joined TP Mazembe in 2011 from Dar-es-salaam based Simba Sports Club at $150,000 is expected to earn Mazembe and its owner Moise Katumbi [and Simba] a significant return if he joins CSKA. He is said to be eyed by a Spanish club Atletico Madrid which also has stars such as Fernando Torres, Mandzukic and Koke.