I mentioned last week that despite everything going on,said and done about Lady Jay Dee, there is a good reason her fans nicknamed her “Commando”. She can shake it off, get focused and move on. Whether she has entirely decided to take a new direction in her personal life or not, fans can have one guarantee. She is gonna keep doing what she does best; music.
Before the year ends and now under “new management”, Lady Jay Dee says “Forever”. In this new joint in which she collaborates with Dabo. In Forever, Lady Jay Dee is trying new heights with a reggae fusion afar from her usual Afro fusion [zouk like] we are used of.
If today’s Tanzanian music can credit someone for taking it international, AY stands more than a big chance to take that credit. He wanted to go out and inform the world that somewhere in East Africa there is a country known as Tanzania and yes there are young folks who can dare to walk in the cloud. Life and career,after all, is about dreaming and doing. When the morning comes,you have to get up,shake it all off and stand out of the hood avenue and start taking that walk to downtown. You will need confidence, good team and willingness to work hard.
For AY,that determination and dream saw him advancing not only his career but also helped others to reach just as far. But be warned,he is not done yet. He wants more. The race has just started. In his instagram posts,AY urged his fans to pretend like they haven’t heard anything from him before. This is the beginning.
In that race, he now has a brand new joint featuring Sean Kingston and Ms Triniti. The song is titled Touch Me. It’s produced by Riley & Zaire Koalo
Tanzanian former beauty queen turned TV personality,actress and artist,Jokate Mwegelo is up for a new challenge of her always sprawling career moves as she is set to come together with Uganda’s first representative to Big Brother Africa 2003 Gaetano Kagwa for a TV show called Beat The Challenge which will air on Maisha Magic, DSTV.
The show will be about 12 families from Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. The auditions for both countries will be on 22nd this November, Tanzania auditions will be at New Africa Hotel, Kenya at Supersport Studios and Uganda at Silver Springs Hotel.
The show will debut on 13th December. On the other hand Jokate who is also Channel O’s Top Ten Most and TV1’s The Show presenter.Sky is the limit.Keep going girl!
If you have never jammed to Mr.Blue’s Pesa, I am sorry to inform you that you missed the fun of hip-hop and you are encouraged to do it asap. It’s one of dopest songs from Mr.Blue an artist who adopted the name Blue after his hit single Blue in which he proclaimed his love for color “blue”.
I remember about a year and half ago when “Pesa” became one of the testing songs at MwanaLizombe Records [Professor Jay’s studio]. As speakers, microphones were put to the test, Pesa [and couple classics from Motown to Death Row] came handy. I loved and still love the song. Producer Dunga [who assisted a lot in putting things together at MwanaLizombe] also enjoyed the heavy beat of Pesa.
I am therefore happy to see that I can finally watch the video for this song that without a doubt brought Mr.Blue back to the hip hop level he deserves to be seating on. Watch
Queen B is about to “break the internet” for real. Well…kinda off. This is how; her latest song titled Ring Off is said to have leaked online and thousands of fans are already jamming to it. According to multiple sources including Hollywood Life, the song became available in couple of platforms before SME worked hard into pulling it off.
Have you heard it? Goodluck with Google and you may be able to..
Whenever anyone’s authority is threatened, the only sensible thing to do is stand up and defend himself/herself. But even when no authority is in jeopardy, reminding everyone about who you are what you are made of is actually an even more sensible thing. You want to attract new territories and pick new flowers in some cases. And then what do you do when you have just picked a new scent from someone you admired for years?
Diamond Platinumz can be in the whole or part of above scenario. After all is said and done, he is here once again. The new single, Ntampata Wapi is out. Like many of his previous songs, the fire starts slowly before it can burn the entire forest. Ladies and gentlemen, here is Nitampata Wapi…can we say UG? #JustAsking
If her career into music was a computerized chart for economists, it’d look like one of those stocks where no one ever stop smiling. It keeps shooting up and the few glitches don’t last overnight. Since she decided to add performing artist title in her resume, Vanessa Mdee hasn’t let us down. Her dedication, creativity and free soul spirit could be credited for her success so far.
Okay, I don’t want to talk about her career that much but rather for her later single with Barnaba out of which the images you see below came from. Aren’t they awesome? They are for the single titled “Siri” which came out earlier today and you can download it from www.mkito.com.
Here is their new single titled Siri (Click On The Link To Download)
So far this year we have seen different types of birthday celebrations for our African Artists. From Tanzania to Nigeria and elsewhere the “big”days haven’t been dry. You may remember the car-gifts exchanges in Tanzania and double video releases that Diamond Platinumz did when his big day came. And then we have seen the unwanted bucket challenges(as if someone needed a shower) etc. AY and his group are good at this and since that tradition started, I have never wished to be around them when March come.
To celebrate their 33rd birthday, the Nigeria duo, P-Square decided to go just smooth and easy by dropping the video for their single Shekini off Double-Trouble album released earlier this year. Here is the video. Happy Birthday to the duo. They were born twins on 18th November 1981 in Jos, Nigeria.
With all signs indicating that the 2015 race to replace President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete is going to be historical [and probably nasty] one of the names that somehow “disturbed the peace” is that of a junior minister, January Makamba. Let’s face it; he was/is unlikely candidate given the nature of our political landscapes. However, if elections are about substance and not mere political gimmicks, he is without doubt a serious candidate. Leadership, after all, is about vision and mission. What do you want to do and why? Then there is record. When you look into the mirror, what do you see?
He recently spoke to The EastAfrican’s Berna Namata for an exclusive interview;
What is driving you to contest the top seat?
I want to see my country change for the better. Tanzania is at a critical stage: We can take a path to greater prosperity or we can continue to be called a sleeping giant. I am confident that I have the requisite foresight, experience and ideas to move our country forward at a faster pace.
I have worked in State House as a close aide to the president and was exposed to how the country is run. I have been a ruling party leader — as a member of the secretariat, central committee and national executive committee — and was exposed to the mechanics of high-level party politics. And I am an elected Member of Parliament.
Having travelled to every corner of Tanzania — twice in the past 10 years — I have been able to appreciate the immensity of the challenge of uplifting our people. I have travelled across the world and got to see good and bad governance.
The exposures and my deep belief in the possibility of transformation in Tanzania — and a desire to drive and lead that transformation — has propelled me into the race.
In addition, many of us believe that the time for a generational transition in political leadership in our country is now. Tanzania’s demographics have changed dramatically over the past 20 years.
Political leadership needs to reflect the changing demographics. We need a leadership that is attuned to the complexity of an emergent society, basically an entirely new country with an entirely new set of people who are wired differently, every 15 to 20 years.
It is difficult to see those who have been in politics for 40 years — who are steeped in the ways of a one-party state, rigidly planned economy and controls on freedoms — being able to contend with the unique challenges of the ongoing fast changes.
The last time someone called you Love. Do you remember? Did you smile or laugh? Did you think they were genuine or you became suspicious? Do you love someone today? Did you love someone yesterday? How does it feel?
See, love is a mystery. The more you try to understand it, the more confusing it can get. But love is love. It is within us 24/7. Can I call you my Love? Here is the video from Yvonne Mwale