If life was like a straight line, it would probably be very boring. I believe, as human beings, we are made to see and cope with upsides and downs. The downs can be painful. I know. But to go up you must be down first. It’s like wanting to go to heaven without dying first. It is impossible. You must die first. Therefore, sufferings are part of life. It is never a smooth road. An off road of some sort and you have no 4 wheel drive. You will get stuck and have to unstuck yourself.
Those are thoughts that came through my mind as I was listening to the lyrics of Lady Jay Dee’s new official video for her song Nasimama[I Am Standing-Up]. Here is the video
The story of her life is now one of the most inspiring. She was once upon a time one of the most sought,loved and paid female artist in Tanzania. Then fame and probably money, got best of her. She fell and fell real hard. Drugs almost cost her life.
What makes her story interesting is the fact that when fell, she got courage and assistance to rise up again. Her foundation, Ray C Foundation, is now trying to help a lot of folks [especially youths] get back on their feet after making the same kind of fall.
But she is who she is because of music. She hasn’t forgotten. She is set to make a come back in music. Here is the teaser of what she is “cooking” with Legendary Music.Stay tuned.
I am not sure whether Millian has a recollection of what I am about to write here. I have known him since late 90s. We first met when I used to work for DHL in Dar-es-salaam. He was one of my good customers sending and receiving parcels from United States. He’d pop in the office at Peugeot House and even before I take care of his parcels, we’d have a chat about music,life and other things. By then he was more into gospel music. I wasn’t sure where I stood between secular music vs gospel music.
One thing was clear. He had talent and love for music. Fast forward years later, he is now bringing his talent to the bigger stage. Here is one of his latest singles titled Lisa Love. Take a listen and hear the talent in him. I am sure there are more to come from Millian. All the best pal.
The Tanzanian Emcee Drops 2 new singles as part of his new ritual of dropping 2 songs at a time. Sexy Lady, produced by Lucci, features the Crooner Brian James, and Songstress Jokate and is a feel good jam for the ladies that guarantee you to hit the dance floor. He first debuted this song during his Big Brother Africa performance late last year. Since then fans have been impatiently waiting to hear it again.
On the other hand, Sumu Ya Panya (My City) is a Dar es Salaam City Anthem, which is descriptive of what the city is about and props to its different locales. My City was produced by Bano Stylez.
Wakazi – Sexy Lady ft Jokate & Brian James (Produced by Lucci)
Wakazi – Sumu Ya Panya *My City* (Produced by Bano Stylez)
Z-Anto anasema Ukipendwa Ringa. Eti ni kweli? Utajuaje unapendwa?Mmmh well…Z-Anto anasema ruksa “kujishebedua” mtoto wa kike ukipendwa.Msikilize
Tangu tukiwa watoto tumekukuwa tukisisitiziwa suala la uvumilivu. Wenzetu wa magharibini wanasema Patience.Naam,vumilia kila aina ya majaribu utakayokutana nayo hapa duniani. Ni mengi.Jua linapochomoza yapo.Jua linapozama yapo.
Lakini kama kuna ambalo linahitaji uvumilivu zaidi basi ni suala la mapenzi.Unahitaji zaidi ya uvumilivu.Unahitaji imani.Unahitaji akili na uweza wa tofauti kidogo.Ni changamoto ngumu zaidi.
Huu hapa ni wimbo wenye maudhui hayo hapo juu.Unaitwa Vumilia. Ni kutoka kwa John Rodgers,Shilah na Davizo.Wote hawa ni kutoka jijini Arusha.Kuleee kwa machaliii.
Siku moja niliwahi kuketi kitako na rafiki yangu fulani tukijadili safari ya ubinadamu. Ni mambo gani mtu hupitia mpaka kufikisha umri japo wa miongo minne tu hapa duniani? Nakumbuka tulijadili mpaka jua lilipokuwa linazama kuashiria kwamba kiza kinaelekea kutanda na kuanza kuikaribisha siku mpya. Jambo moja lililokuwa wazi katika mjadala ule na rafiki yangu ni kwamba binadamu hupitia mengi. Ndio maana unaambiwa kila mtu anayo simulizi ya kuvutia. Kinachotutofautisha ni kwamba wengine wanajua kuhadithia kuliko wengine. Ndio maana kuna vitabu,muziki, filamu nk.
Miongoni mwa mapito ya binadamu ni pamoja na kusemwa sana. Upende usipende,utasemwa. Kama sio jirani yako basi ni yule jamaa anayejiita “rafiki yako”.Ukiwa maarufu ndio kabisaaa. Kila unalolifanya ni mali ya midomo ya watu. Na katika zama hizi ambapo mtu anaweza tu kujipa jina na kuifanya computer au simu yake kuwa “ngao”,basi ni vyema tu kutambua kwamba wanaopenda kuongea wamewezeshwa zaidi.
Professor Jay ni mwanamuziki nguli. Ni mkongwe katika sanaa ya burudani nchini Tanzania. Ni maarufu.Haishangazi basi kuona kwamba ashasemwa sana. Ungedhani katika kusemwa yapo ambayo hajayasikia.La! Anasema yote anayasikia ila anaamua tu kusonga mbele. Pengine hilo ndilo la msingi na ambalo sote[maarufu na wenzangu na mie] tunapaswa kufanya.Ukisemwa na kusikia,sikiliza.Songa mbele.
Huu hapa ni wimbo mpya kutoka kwa Professor Jay akimshirikisha Diamond Platinumz.Unaitwa Kipi Sijasikia. Ni production ya Bongo Records chini ya P-Funk Majani.
The release I am about to present came with the fine written notes that I have found no need to alter.
The latest joint “You Are My Star” by Reggae and Dancehall legend Malfred is finest Reggae with a fresh Caribbean flavour that brings a new flavour to the East African music scene. Featuring the Zambian-German vocalist Yvonne Mwale with her soulful voice makes this refreshing love tune a jewel that will make the speakers of your stereo rejoice!
The collaboration of both artists is not a surprise: Not only are both musical friends for some years, they also share their deep love for Reggae music. Malfred made waves in Tanzania when participating at Bongo Star Search some years ago where he originally was discovered. Some of his hits are “Poyoyo”, “Asante Mama”, “Mrembo”, “Kudadeki” and “My Desire”. His latest album “Hizia Zangu” was released 2012 by Maisha Music.
Yvonne Mwale is currently one of the most promising Afro-Jazz talents. Her songs like “Kalamatila” and “Familia Yangu” got wide attention and played on radio stations all over the world. With “Sihitaji Marafiki”, a collaboration with Fid Q, she reached also in Tanzania a wide audience. Her new album will be released on 28th June this year with a big concert in Frankfurt (Germany). Later this year she is scheduled to participate at the Afrika-Festival Stuttgart and the Master Jam Jazz Festival.
Here is the joint
When gates of the real world become wide-open, one of the magical thing you can see is how the world evolves. You may not approve but that is how your backyard is. Learn to roll with reality. Here we go, we have probably one of the first publicly declared Explicit video from our end..home.
With you bare hands and at your own risk, here is Shilole’s Chuna Buzi video. It is directed by Nisher and features DJ Choka in curtain opening scenes.
CLICK PLAY IF YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 AND ABOVE PLEASE.
Here are two talents from out of Tanzania. It is Alpha and Kidum. Let me be honest, I don’t know what Birakaze mean. But from the video I could sense it all. I am talking about seeing yellow when everyone else is seeing yellow too. Feel the crowd singing it even if it is in those house parties with no shoes on.
Here is the video and audio for the song Birakaze by Alpha [ who won Tusker Project Fame 3] Feat. Kidum
If the video is way too much for you, here is the audio
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