If I could, I’d love to ask you all the details how your week went etc. That would all be immaterial. The weekend is around the corner and you’d rather have some fun, right?
In our #ThrowBackThursday on BC , we have Joyce Sims with her song Come Into My Life which was also the name of her debut album in 1987. History tells it that it was the first Sleeping Bag Records album to be released on compact disc in the US.
This classic reminds me of the days when I used to come back late from disco. I’d go to my parents’ window for a soft knock and Mom would come to open the door for me. I later suggested that she handles me the keys [and promised never to loose them] so that I don’t have to wake her up when I come back. I didn’t know that the “knock” didn’t bother her as much. It was her way to make sure I am back and safe. She gave me the keys. However, every time I’d come back and get to my room, I’d hear Mom going to use the washroom. She wasn’t asleep.
Mom, if you are reading this…Love You So Much. You rendered me “freedom” when I was young. Today, lots of things seem just “normal” to me.
Nimemjua DJ Choka takribani miaka 8 iliyopita. Ni mdogo wangu au wetu. Wakati wa likizo yangu fulani, Choka alinipa kampani sana. Enzi hizo alikuwa akiishi na swahiba wangu Professor Jay maeneo ya Kijitonyama. Tulipoonana nilikuwa nimeshaanza mambo ya ku-blog. Enzi hizo vuguvugu la blog nchini Tanzania lilikuwa bado changa. Nakumbuka kumpa moyo kwa kile anachokipenda yaani muziki.Nashukuru Mungu kwamba alinisikiliza na akaendelea kuupenda na kufanya muziki. Miaka kadhaa baadae alipoamua kuanzisha blog, nilikuwa miongoni mwa watu wa kwanza kumpa moyo. Nilijua ataweza. Ni mwepesi wa kujifunza na zaidi ni msikivu.
Jina lake kamili ni Hugoline Martin Mtambachuo au unaweza kumuita DJ CHOKA aka Mr Appetite. Mbali ya kuwa DJ,Blogger, pia ana uwezo wa kuingia studio na kufyatua kitu fulani. Sasa basi baada ya kukaa kimya kwa muda wa mwaka mmoja bila kuendelea na mix tape zake, mwaka huu ameamua kurudi tena.
Dj Choka anasema alikuwa kimya mwaka 2014 kwa kuwa alikuwa busy akimlea mtoto wake na familia yake. Wimbo wa mwisho kuutoa ulikuwa unaitwa STINGA LI ambao ulikuwa umetengenezwa na Prod Pancho Latino kutoka Bhitz Music Group.
Mwaka huu 2015 Dj Choka anaanza na wimbo wake wa kwanza alioupa jina la NITALALA UZEENI huku akiwa amewashirikisha wasanii kama Country Boy, Climax Bibo, Young Lunya, Bgway na Deddy. Wimbo huu umesimamiwa na Prod mchanga anayekuja vizuri anajulikana kwa jina la GARD kutoka A.M Record.
Wimbo huu unatarajiwa kutoka siku ya Ijumaa tarehe 13 mwezi huu wa 3, na matarajio ya video yako mbioni kufanyika na kampuni ya utengenezaji video kutoka hapa hapa Tanzania.
Pichani ni Dj Choka akiwa na Deddy
Pichani kuanzia kushoto ni Prod Gard, Prod Maneck na Dj Choka wakiwa studio ya A.M Rec
Dj Choka, Deddy, Young Lunya & Prod Gard
The Nigerian star of Le Kwa Ukwu and many more hits, Iyanya has released some photos for his upcoming promos. Check here
Somewhere up the hill you probably saw this coming. However, to put records straight, earlier today he made it official. He will be running for office to represent the people of Mikumi-Morogoro as their next Member of Parliament. He will run under Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo [CHADEMA] flagship. He will run to oust incumbent MP, Abdulsalaam Suleiman Ameir [CCM]
I have known Professor Jay [real name Joseph Haule] for years. We grew up together. I have therefore known all along that a shot at public office was never a matter of if but when. If all goes well for him, he will join artists who switched tables to become politicians. One good example is Joseph Mbilinyi [Mr. II] who is currently representing people of Mbeya at the Legislature. He will also be running again.
Joseph Haule has wit, directness and intelligence. Throughout his career as an artist, he has carried a common man’s message. He has carried their struggles with him through his music. He never changed his mind. It was natural for him to join the “opposition” sometimes last year. As an obsessively devoted individual, he just couldn’t join the same system he has literally being singing against for years.
Professor is a well-respected artist among his peers and across streets and hoods. He is daring and innovative and a toasty-warm human being. He is now taking that stance to Mikumi-his hometown. I personally wish him all the best.
If you are one of the millions people who watches Empire On Fox, and you happen to be #TeamJamal, here are some great news.
According to news published on AllHipHop.com following the news broken by Entertainment Weekly, Jamal is heading to Columbia Records.
It almost seems as if art fully imitates life as one young star of Fox’s hit show “Empire” now has a record deal.
Jussie Smollett, who plays the homosexual singer Jamal, revealed to Entertainment Weekly that he signed on the line with Columbia Records.
“There will be a Jussie Smollett album. I signed to Columbia. So darling [Laughs] I’m label mates with Beyoncé and Adele and Barbra Streisand,” he said in the candid conversation.
Jussie said that he wouldn’t reflect the reality depicted in “Empire,” but rather a flavor all his own.
“It’s going to be a whole different thing. Now, the Empire family will still have something to do with it. I would love for Terrence to come and oversee the production of all of the music,” he said. “And I would love for Timbaland to come on and Jim Beanz. We’ve all talked and they’re all down to work on it.”
“Empire” has continually made gains in ratings and now clocks in 16.1 million viewers as of last week. The success hasn’t fully been realized by Jussie.
It has been a while since the last time I saw a video that made me get overexcited. This one did. I have since then watched it more than 10 times. It kind of revelled in the unexpected even though I know how gifted Fid is.
Then a couple of things happened. First it reminded me of the interview I did with Fid Q some years ago when he complained about “real hip hop” not getting sufficient airplay or no airplay at all in Tanzanians radio stations. He had the right to nit-pick. There is a lot of truth to his statement. You hardly hear “mawe” on radio. They sidestep controversy. I was once told.
It also recapped for me how happy he was when he won the Kilimanjaro Music Award last year. He deserved it. We all know. Perhaps it’s those years of persistence and humility that makes “Ngosha” not only an icon but also a legend that is not about to cry fatigue. Perhaps this is it. Perhaps he is finally getting out of that casing and reaching even higher. That was my conclusive thought when I finished watching Bongo Hip Hop video.
Fid Q’s new video will spoil you for anything else. Yes, it is that good. It’s like Nisher [the producer of the video] had sharpened his creativity with extra innovative eyes and intelligence. I can almost see his “attitude” on lenses when shooting and during postproduction. This video is a head start to the future.
As you watch the lights and the “lips” [Ngosha, did you add a little something? #Lol] I encourage you to listen judiciously to the lyrics. Well done Fid Q and Nisher. Amazing.
For the 16th time, Billionaire Founder Of Microsoft, Bill Gates, has been named by Forbes Magazine to be the world’s richest man. In the past 21 years, Bill Gates has been on top for 16 years.
Announcing it’s annual ranking of global billionaires, Forbes has named Gates who once again beat Mexican businessman Carlos Slim Helu for the top spot. Mr. Gates’ net worth rose by over $3bn. He is now worth $79.2bn.
In the new list, the legendary US investor, Warren Buffet has regained the third place with a net worth of $72.7bn from Amancio Ortega, the founder of Spanish fashion chain Zara.
The outgoing Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has won the world’s most valuable individual award, the Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership.
The $5m (£3.2m) award is given each year to an elected leader who governed well, raised living standards and then left office.
But the previous award was the fourth in five years to have gone unclaimed.
Mr Pohamba, a former rebel who fought for his country’s independence, has served two terms as Namibian president.
He was first elected in 2004, and again in 2009. He is due to be succeeded by President-elect, Hage Geingob.
Salim Ahmed Salim, the chairman of the committee that awarded the prize, said that under Mr Pohamba, Namibia had cemented its reputation as “a well-governed, stable and inclusive democracy with strong media freedom and respect for human rights”.
MTOTO wa miaka 10 aliyeozwa kwa mahari ya mbuzi 12 na Sh. 100,000 ameokolewa kutoka mikononi mwa mumewe Joshua Mnamba (25), baada ya majirani kutilia shaka vilio vya mtoto huyo nyakati za usiku licha ya mumewe awali kudai binti huyo alikuwa ni ndugu yake.
Tukio hilo la aina yake, limetokea katika Kijiji cha Ibihwa Wilaya ya Bahi mkoani Dodoma ambapo binti huyo (jina linahifadhiwa) alisema aliingia kwenye ndoa hiyo baada ya kushinikizwa na mama yake na bibi yake.
Jeshi la Polisi Wilaya ya Bahi Mkoani limekiri kupokea taarifa za tukio hilo ambapo mara ya kwanza liliripotiwa Februari 9, mwaka huu na kuanza upelelezi na hatimaye kuwatia mbaroni watuhumiwa wote.
Watuhumiwa hao leo wanatarajiwa kufikishwa mahakamani watuhumiwa akiwemo baba wa mtoto huyoStephano Mkuta na mama yake Juliana Gidion (50) kujibu tuhuma zinazowakabili.
Mtoto huyo amedumu kwenye ndoa kwa wiki mbili.
Majirani na nyumba alimokuwa akiishi mtuhumiwa wanasema mara baada ya kufika na binti huyo walikuwa wakihoji binti huyo ni nani lakini alikuwa akijibu kuwa ni ndugu yake cha kushangaza walikuwa wakiishi peke yao kama mume na mke.
Majirani hao ambao hawakutaka kutaja majina walisema walikuwa wakisikia kelele usiku wa manane za mtoto ambaye alikuwa akilia jambo ambalo liliwashangaza.
“Usiku tulikuwa tukisikia kelele za mtoto akilia ikabidi tujihoji iwapo ni mtoto anayeishi na mtuhumiwa huenda alikuwa akimlazimisha kufanya nae mapenzi usiku”
Lakini baadaye majirani hao waligundua kuwa Mnamba alikuwa ameoa mtoto mdogo wa miaka 10 kwa mahari ya mbuzi 12 na fedha taslimu Sh. 100,000.
Karibu katika sehemu hii ya kwanza kati ya mbili za mazungumzo na Mhe. Samuel Sitta (Mb). Aliyekuwa Mwenyekiti wa Bunge Maalum la Katiba ya Jamhuri ya Muungano waTanzania mwaka 2014.Aliketi nasi kuzungumzia zaidi suala hili la Katiba hii pendekezwa, na mchakato mzima wa kuipata