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.
The SHiiKANE sisters are back with a new single! ‘Sweedim’ produced by P2J, a song showing the romantic, playful and charming side of SHiiKANE.
In the spirit of fun and love YOU have a chance to get involved and win up to $1500 cash by entering the “Sweedim Competition” follow the rules below:
1. Follow @the3amigas on Instagram and @SHiiKANE on Twitter
- Like @SHiiKANE Facebook page
- Post a video of you singing the chorus to “Sweedim” on Instagram and hashtag the video #SHiiKANESweedim
The Instagram VIDEO WITH MOST LIKES WINS!!! No cheating!!!
Download link http://hu.lk/i61sm7wi1gqo
1ST Prize $1500
2nd Prize $700
3rd Prize $250
Competition Ends March 27th Winners announced March 31st Have fun with it …. special prize for the most interesting video!!
Fridays have traditionally been hot, warm or even cold depending on where you are and how the week behaved. You could be eagerly waiting for the last train home after a great night out or you could be cuddling with your sleepwear contemplating if what just happened is a nightmare or it’s real. Of course, if you are on #Team payrolls you may be hoping the wind and the rain would take away the brooding pain.
This Friday [I mean tomorrow], however, and for only one simple reason; lots of folks’ palms will be sweaty. Hands will be trembling. People will be gossiping with others, sharing excitement and giggling. No one will easily manage to think or taIk about anything else. I know I am going to be covering my face and then peek while crossing and uncrossing my legs. We will all be in same state of mind.Anticipation.
The above follows the building excitement. Folks are energized. Some are already singing, humming and chanting. They are moving about, being unable to stay still. It’s like they have been assured of the promise of unspoiled paradise. It sends shockwaves of an intense desire to share the feeling with others.
Ali Kiba is the one who is about to make Friday 27th 2015 an extraordinary one. Ya’ll gonna be feeling aggressive and alive. Love will be on the air. There will be a rapid increase in heartbeat and rate of respiration. The way ladies will be moving on the floors whether at home, street pavement or night clubs will never be the same. They will be Chekecha Cheketua. That is Ali Kiba’s new single to be released tomorrow. Stay tuned and focused. Most importantly, stay calm. The King.
Kwa miaka nenda rudi, wasanii wa kitanzania walikuwa na kilio kinachofanana. Ungekaa pembeni bila kuwaona, ungedhani kutokana na mwangwi wa kilio chao, anayelia ni mmoja. Hapana. Wote walikuwa [na pengine bado wanaendelea kulia] kutokana na kunyonywa “jasho lao”.
Kimsingi “jasho” wanalolilia limekuwa ni soko na usambazaji. Kipaji unacho na watu wanakubali kazi zako. Tatizo utaifikishaje kazi yako kwa mashabiki zako? Ni wazi kwamba unahitaji msaada wa kimasoko na usambazaji. Kusema utaweza kufanya kila kitu peke yako ni kujidanganya.Nani? Yupo wapi na utampa kazi zako kwa thamani gani? Kilio chao kilianzia hapo. Wengine wakaamua kuachana na muziki [wengine muziki umewaacha wao] kutokana na ukosefu wa soko la uhakika na kuona kadhaa ya kupanga foleni ukisubiri “hela yako”.
Mabadiliko ya masoko ya kazi za wasanii duniani kutoka kwenye mifumo ya ki-analojia kwenda kwenye dijitali na pia kutoka katika mifumo ya vitu kama CD mpaka kwenda kwenye matumizi ya simu na vikabrasha vingine vya mikononi, kulimaanisha kwamba soko la wasanii wa kitanzania [na Afrika kwa upana wake] lilikuwa linazidi kufifia. Hakuna tena shabiki anayetaka kubeba furushi la CD. Inakuwaje?
Hapo ndipo baadhi ya vijana wakaona fursa kuthibitisha kwamba penye tatizo ndipo pa kukimbilia.Fursa ni kama dhahabu au almasi.Huwezi kuiokota kando ya bahari ikiwa imetupwa ufukweni na mawimbi ya bahari. Wazo la fursa likazaa Mkito.Com mahali ambapo wasanii sasa wanapumua na huku changamoto pekee ni kuwashawishi mashabiki kupakua kazi zao kutoka Mkito.Com. Kila mara shabiki anapofanya hivyo, msanii ananufaika na kupata nguvu zaidi ya kuingia tena studio kunogesha mambo. It’s a win win situation.
Sune Mushendwa [pichani juu] ni mwanzilishi-mwenza wa Mkito.Com. Kujua mengi zaidi nilimtafuta na kupiga naye story kidogo. Ameelezea mengi. Nakukaribisha usome mahojiano yangu naye ili ujue yote ambayo umekuwa ukitaka kuyajua kuhusu Mkito.Com .Twende pamoja;
BC: Sune karibu sana ndani ya BongoCelebrity. Hii ni mara yako ya kwanza hapa na bila shaka wasomaji wangependa kupata japo kwa kifupi tu historia yako. Ulizaliwa wapi,ukakulia wapi na kusomea wapi na mambo kama hayo?
SM: Asante sana kwa kunikaribisha. Mimi nimekulia Arusha na ndipo niliposoma pia. Baada ya sekondari nilienda kusoma chuo kikuu nchini Finland ambako mama yangu ndipo anapotokea.
BC: Wajasiriamali wengi ambao nimewahi kufanya nao mahojiano huniambia kwamba waliamua kufanya wanachokifanya baada ya kukosa au kubughudhiwa na kitu fulani.Huwa kuna kisa au mkasa nyuma ya pazia. Kwa upande wa Mkito kuna kisa au mkasa wowote? Ilikuwaje mpaka ukasema Aha…Mkito ikaanza? Na hili jina lilikuja namna gani?
SM: Baada ya kutoka masomoni nilianzisha studio ya muziki Arusha.Lakini tatizo kubwa lililoonekana moja kwa moja ni kwamba wasanii pamoja na studio zinapata tabu sana katika kusambaza na kuuza kazi zao. Niliona tunahitajika njia ya kuweza kusambaza muziki kirahisi na pia kuingiza kipato kwa msanii. Baada ya research na maandalizi ya zaidi ya miaka 4 ndipo Mkito.com ilipozaliwa tarehe 30 April 2014.
BC: Mpaka sasa Mkito imefanikiwa kuwa na wasanii wangapi? Nini masharti ya msanii kujiunga au kuweka kazi zake katika Mkito?
SM: Kuna wasanii takriban 600 waliojiunga mpaka sasa na wanaongezeka kila siku. Masharti ya kujiunga ni marahisi, uwe umerekodi wimbo anghalau mmoja wenye ubora. Baada ya hapo msanii anaweza kujitengenezea akaunti yake kupitia tovuti www.mkito.com na kupakia[upload] nyimbo zake mwenyewe. Msanii baada ya hapo anaweza kufuatilia mauzo yake mwenyewe kupitia akaunti yake aliyoitengeneza.
BC: Bado nikiwa katika swali au maswali ya wasanii. Msanii akishaingia katika mkataba au makubaliano na ninyi, bado anakuwa na haki na uhuru wa kuendelea kusambaza kazi zake katika platforms zingine kama vile iTunes,Spotify,Google Play nk?
In the western world, the lights are already glowing and shining. In the shopping malls,Santa has already taken his usual position to create those lasting memories for kids. The radios’ playlists reflects the Christmas mood with songs that reminds us that it’s about time to go home for Christmas. It is that time of the year.
A huge difference between how Christmas is celebrated in the western world and how the same goes down in Africa,is the level of noises and lights.In Africa,lights don’t matter that much even though growing up I remember seeing a Christmas tree at my grandpa’s living room with cotton pieces indicating “snow”. Without lights though…it was noisy. In North America,for example, Christmas goes very quiet. Streets are usually empty. If you walk around you can only hear distant sounds of music coming from basements.
Things are changing though. Africa is getting quiet and the western hemisphere is learning to have “fun”. To kick start the season, Lameck Ditto has released a Christmas song titled Heri Ya Christmas. Listen and Download it below.
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)
I am still not very sure where to place Julio Batalia as far as Bongo Fleva/Hip-Hop music goes. What I can say for now is he is slowly finding his place. It could be the same thing that Pitbull does for American music or it could be something else.He is part of the changing scenario of TZ Music. When you finish watching the video I am about to present you may understand better where does my distant comparison with Pitbull is coming from.
Here is the video for Special For You a party party song featuring Chege. It’s Tudd Thomas’ production.
It’s Wednesday 22nd October 2014. It’s another day for you to feel excited and blessed. Music runs through our blood. Good music can make a worse, horrible, terrible day to be great day. Wouldn’t you agree?
I wrote a little bit about this collaboration between MwanaFA and Ali Kiba. One is considered “Classic” in almost everything he does while the other is arguably the king of Bongo Fleva. You may duck the tapes and argue, but there is always someone standing as tall as a giraffe.The producer is Marco Chali at MJ Records
Here is the link for Kiboko Yangu. CLICK HERE
Chris Wamarya aka Shine Star is without a doubt one hell of a talented singer. You might have heard him and you may have never. It all comes from a fact that talent got be mixed up well with hard work, right management and of course a sheer of luck. That is how you stay ahead. It is one sure way of indicating to your competitors that you are passing and you need a way.
At the bottom line,however, you have to keep doing what you are best at; sing. That is where Cheusi Mangala comes in. It’s a new single from Chris which borrows the theme from OTTU Jazz’s song Cheusi Mangala. But instead of just covering the old dance hit, Chris decided to show what he can do with vocals and words.
After weeks of anticipation and intense expectation, Triple MG front-line artiste, Iyanya, releases the video to his banging hit track “Mr Oreo”.One of the tracks off the Triple MG album, “Mr Oreo” was produced in-house by Selebobo the official MMMG producer. The video, directed by Mega Boi, is a compilation of pictures with a seductive, flirty feel to it, just as the song itself describes.With a flurry of pretty, classy girls, flirting and swaying with Mr Oreo himself, the video is definitely worth the hype.