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Back in August 2012, we posted a post titled Ali Kiba Vs Diamond Nani Zaidi [Who Is Better Between Ali Kiba And Diamond?]. To this ...

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Kwenu Vipi-Stamina Feat.Ney Wa Mitego

In life you can either choose to be neutral in nothing or stand up and claim your position. Of course, you have heard it before; a man who stands for nothing can falls for anything. That echoes the importance of standing for something.  However, before you decide to stand for something it’s a good idea to make sure you have a confidence level of a lion. Stones and jabs will be thrown to you.

Talking about standing for something, at times when the battles of Bongo Fleva Vs Bongo Hip-Hop might make you want to choose sides. Who is more like a person with a political talent with natural charm and the gift of persuasion and who is is nothing but a fake? Who has a quiet air of authority?

For a while[ and probably forever] these two sides have battled on stages and narrow streets of the land from Zanzibar to the outskirts of Mbeya. Now, before you get your mind twisted, these battles[its good to know] that they are just mere battles and nothing violent has occured [with few exceptions that can't be directly tied to Bongo Fleva Vs Hip Hop]

Here is one examples of the battles crafted in a musical argument between Rappers Stamina and Ney Wa Mitego. Are they sending a jab to Bongo Fleva artists who are arguably doing better than their “rivals”? The song is titled Kwenu Vipi [Literally Translation; How /What About Your Side]

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Young Killer-Msodoki

Young Killer-Msodoki

We all have headaches, those of us with who have heads. One of the causes for probably bigger shares of headaches as far as Bongo Hip Hop is concerned is a young rapper known as Young Killer. Okay may be it’s not a King Kong headache….and allow me to defend him. He ain’t other human beings killer but rather a hip-hop battles “killer”.

I don’t remember to have written anything about Young Killer. Therefore, allow me to say I admire his talent. At such a young age, he came out with a tone, style and swagga. It’s like he was born to do what he does. I am still struggling to have a deeper understanding of his lyrics. When I listen to him, at the end I am not left with one clear idea or concept of what he is rapping about. To me, that is a challenge and a problem somehow. You could have a lot of “punch lines” and make no sense.

Young Killer or Msodoki’s age could come to his defense and hope that as he grows, his lyrics will grow too. He will make more sense to folks like me who aren’t easily shattered with confidence alone.

Here is his newest video for his song My Power. Watch

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Shaa-Tanzania Artist. Hit single Sugua Gaga

Shaa- Authentic Music

Shaa has done it again! That is what I thought after listening to her new single Subira [which I am about to present to you below]. Before mumbling further let me say this; I like what Shaa is doing to Tanzanian music. From her single Sugua Gaga and now Subira [Patience], Shaa is reminding everyone about authentic music from Tanzania. Whoever thinks we can’t have our own identity as far as music/genre are concerned is making cheap jabs or is just uninterested and brainwashed.

Subira [Patience] is about real life…marriage to be particular. Shaa uses the name/word Subira creatively. Subira can be a noun or verb. She addresses the bride. Go out there and be careful. The world is rough. Do more and speak less. Hold it tight. Don’t let him(or her) easily skid away. Animals [people] are pretty darned smart. I kinda smiled at the part ” Akienda bafuni, akienda kazini akuage”. You could be telling a joke to your friend and hear someone else laughing about it. Your stalker.

Here is Subira…Enjoy and Be sociable.Share and support our local artists.

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Chid Benz Feat.Bob Junior-Mahaba Niue

Chidi Benz-New Single titled Mahaba Niue

In normal circumstances or ideal world, you pray to fall in love with the right person. You wish to fall in love with someone who’d love you back the same way. His/her voice becomes the soundtrack of your life. She/He will be your shelter,clothing and food in a real life and not an animated one.

Chid Benz seems to have a bit different kind of grounding when it comes to love. He wish to have someone love him till he dies..literally. He want to escape you and I’s normal world. He wants to wake up and suddenly be in love [Remember Billy Ocean?].Then he want to fall so deep in love to the point of feeling “not alive” anymore. I am not sure whether I want that kind of love. I like being sane. I want to be able to sense danger and not seat there like a Zombie or an out of work banker who smells books instead of money as he is used to. I want to nod to Thank You and I love you kinda of conversation…well Chidi brings alive the new words in town…I wonder who will come with “Kantangaze”…wait..

He features Bob Junior in his new single Mahaba Niue [Please Love, Kill Me-literally].

Here is the song. Enjoy aND Be Social. Share with your friend(s) and families.

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Ben Pol-Upendo

Ben Pol-Upendo

The insiders of Bongo Fleva music hailed this song way before it came out. The hype was/is; it is written by a University lecturer, Kinye Wynjones [SAUT]. That is not to say Ben Pol couldn’t have written it himself. I guess, Ben is trying to send a message to artists who struggle to do everything by themselves. Of course I know some artists can do it. However, it is never a bad idea to  incorporate other people’s thoughts and talents. A sure way of not running out of ideas. That is if you don’t want to have your face look like a painted face on a banner sooner than later. After all, that is the only solid reality in a constantly shifting world like ours. Well done Ben Pol and Kinye.

The song is titled Upendo. One unique thing about the name Upendo it could be used as a noun or adjective. The same principle was deployed in this one. For none Swahili speakers, Upendo=Love. Here is Upendo produced by Kili Awards Winner,Man Walter. Let me also say this; I am not sure if this song awaken the sensuous flame of your life but if you remember Love…it might. Love will conquer it all. I know your grandma told you. I hope you listened. Enjoy.

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Nakaaya Sumari-A Blessing

Nakaaya Sumari-A Blessing

Kids are blessings. You and I know that. Each parent beams with pride to whatever their kids do and it is always joy to watch them take their first step or hear them utter their first word(s). To the fortunate of Mothers [with all due respect to Mothers anywhere in the world], the first word is often Mama,Mom. Tata is an exception…it happens.

When you are a celebrity, somehow [I think because I have never walked in celebrities shoes even though I have shared countless hours with most of our celebrities----talk about loving my job], parenthood come like a typed letter in summer 1495. Your child becomes an overnight sensation of some sort till they grow up and break loose on their own.

That is the kind of path I feel Nakaaya has had to walk through. It was,at first, the media recorded love with a man from abroad.Unfortunately, he became invisible. That was after Mr.Politician singer had entered politics just to realize few months later that although she liked politics, politics didn’t like her. She changed cards and remained silent like a determined mountain climber who doesn’t want to loose all his energy before reaching on top.

When she became pregnant, the social media helped her to break the news to the fans. She was expecting and she had found a new meaning of life and arguably a renewed purpose[ that is what parenthood is all about]. She could now play her old violin. God is good and she was blessed with a cute “first real love of her life,- a baby boy she now call a Blessing.

Here is a new song from Nakaaya titled Blessing.
I have interviewed Nakaaya before. You can read that interview here.

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The anticipation of Ali Kiba’s comeback got overwhelming to him and his fans. It had been a while and for those who don’t necessarily agree with what Diamond Platinumz is doing, their best bet has remained to be Ali Kiba. You can see why I am saying so from this ongoing poll/online battle. Knowing his fan base,Ali Kiba didn’t make them be like a guard at a small bank, who can afford to have a nap. He teased and teased through his rich social networks.

What came as a surprise, however, is when he decided to not come back alone but bring along his younger brother Abdul Kiba who is also an artist. Together, you can call them Kiba Square. And although they are not identical twins like Nigerian duo P-Square, these blood brothers are promising something strong and probably dangerous as US Navy Seal.

Here is Pita Mbele by Kiba Square. Listen Up…

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Bob Haisa-Lamsondo

Bob Haisa-Lamsondo with pure East Coast Of Africa vibes

With the World Cup 2014 fever on air, at times it feels like you have to be like a cadet in a military camp to manage things. The boat is rocking in,out,left,right and centre. Whenever you turn around there are soccer fans jubilating or getting their eyes watery because they are about to burst in a cry of loosing. You probably know how quieting those moments can be,right?

One good thing, however, fun goes with fun. And music is fun. That’s when I want to introduce Bob Haisa’s new single titled Lamsondo. I gotta admit, I love this single. Here is why; I think somehow our artists [and producers] have pinned themselves to West Africa a bit too much. Getting inspirational should be limitless. I understand. However, when you are becoming almost dysfunctional, I smell trouble as if it is a hurricane season.

Bob Haisa understand that the East Coast Of Africa has a genre that doesn’t need to be hidden under an umbrella. It is a rhythm that we could all tune to and dance and dare to be different. Here is Lamsondo…Listen Up

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Diamond Platinumz

You might have heard this song before. The low quality version leaked almost a month ago. Diamond was quick to denounce that version. After a huge success with Number One, he is ready to taste the waters again. This time,however, he didn’t look across the oceans for inspiration. He probably took a ride into the neighborhood[ it could be his childhood hood]. There was “Vanga, Mdumange etc.

The song is titled Kitorondo. I still have no idea what it means. Take A Listen

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Makomando detailing their love for Linah

Depending on how you look at it, this song may be great or just simply weird. Good in terms of rhythm, touches etc and weird that it is dedicated to Linah. I have only heard about Makomando not too long ago. Whether they are still down in the basement or in the ladder climbing to the rooftop, I still can’t tell.

The song is about the admiration they [he] have for Linah. And how do I know it’s the same Linah who started her career in church before an emancipation at THT? They mention Amin, former boyfriend who is said to be out of a secret cave and about to take a walk to the altar with her.

Listen to Linah…and well..you can download it. Please share widely. Don’t be…

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