Have you ever heard someone saying, “they were not enemies, but too cautious to be friends”?. I kinda thought of that after listening to Peter Msechu’s new song Nyota.[don't worry you are about to listen to it too].What do you do when someone does you wrong?[Is that English?]. Do you tell them? Do you wish them well and just move on with your life?
I have followed Peter Msechu’s career since his Project Tusker…He rose to stardom and brought home the pride that has eluded us a nation for too long sometimes.
Then he had to learn a hard way that winning a talent competition is one thing different from actually making it as an artist even though no one can question your talent and abilities. He somehow went “under the radar”. It was almost like catching it and killing it and pinning it down, but then you realize it wasn’t a butterfly anymore.
After some attempts, I think he has come to his place-again. Here is a great song from Peter Msechu Feat. Amini who is famously or easily identified when you add “Amini wa THT”.
I received this song couple of days ago but for whatever reason I couldn’t review it earlier. Although Y-Tony is still considered an underground artist, he already has a belt to show. He was nominated for Kili Music Awards for his song Masebene. He is now attempting to reach higher. With producers Abba and Tudd Thomas on his side, you can see why his unsettling thoughts are not in vain. There is hope.
Here is another love themed song. You fall in love and give it all. You end up weeping and counting the squares on your ceiling with no ringing impulses of hope anymore. You are done. If you could give yourself a new identity, you’d embrace that opportunity as quick as a moving Nascar race car.
Y-Tony says this song is from his heart. It’s a single from his upcoming album Masebene. Listen And Download. Tell the other person. It’s easy to be social. Just pick the button below this post.
This song right here proves that Linah doesn’t want to be an average artist anymore. She wants to cross borders. She want to glow with healthy music instead of a burn. It’s like someone had whispered in her ears saying,” in just minutes you’ll look smoother,dewier and younger”. A strange drug of calm kicked in and she said, “Let’s Do this”.
She went to South Africa at Uhuru Studios in hand with a song written by Nash Designer and herself. Linah, who is now managed by No Fake Zone Entertainment came out smiling with a blush of pleasure rose to her cheeks. She came out with Ole Themba.But let’s not forget the great job that was done by Tanzania House Of Talent [THT] who gave Linah all sort of crocuses of hope when they welcomed her in and shaped her career. Well done Ruge!
Here are the audio and Video for this song that with a sigh louder tha the surf before me, I can declare it’s gonna put Linah somewhere.
Then let out a long exhalation of relief and watch the Video Below which is another production of GodFather Productions
I have always thought of Cassim Mganga as one of the best vocalists in Tanzania. He has never disappointed me and it seems he isn’t about to start. Here is his new single Moto Moto produced by Sheddy Clever at Burn Records
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
Earlier this year, while hosting The Kilimanjaro Music Awards, the verdict was that his jokes went a bit too far. His built-in-sense of social grace had suddenly expired. He shocked even some people who thought they were no longer capable of being shocked. If his only saving grace was supposed to be his wit, it didn’t work so well. He couldn’t fill the room with light but rather with darkness that resembled his skin color.
Mpoki is a comedian. Comedians sometimes “get away with it”. He did well to disappear a bit. May be it was time to record the track you are about to hear and develop some fresh materials. To be sure he doesn’t sound or become a descent man in the wrong job, this time he calculated what he says.
With Ben Pol in chorus here is Umiza Kichwa [I have seen it somewhere written Humiza Kichwa...Ebo!!].
The only true danger of storming into the “game” with a big hit, is that in most cases its hard to stay afloat. You will always be haunted with a possibility of becoming a “one hit wonder”. Now, I know such a label doesn’t bring any thrill of alarm in anyone’s tone unless you are the main actor. Put it this way; unless you are Izzo Bizness.
Few years ago I was at The Leaders Club in Dar-es-salaam during one of each year’s most anticipated musical events [Fiesta]. While I was looking forward to see the big names I knew to wow the crowd, the day turned purple and it was Izzo B’s night. People booed everyone from TANESCO, to WALA RUSHWA. He made them boo. He had a piece that said, let’s boo them…enh! They did. A new artist from Mbeya City was taking the crown. His first hit single, Rizwani, was an overnight success and immediately a “street anthem”. His wasn’t like the quiet singing of a man working with tools. It was loud…Rizwani couldn’t resist telling his “mshua” kwamba “street kimenuka”.
Few more singles, I think I won’t be telling the truth if I won’t say somehow Izzo is struggling to match that level of success. Those are my reflections after listening and analyzing his new single, WalalaHoi. And may be this judgement comes from my own rush of anticipation. I don’t know.The message is there…the flow…Not really. Here is WalalaHoi. Let me know. I value your opinion…
When you win something as big as Bongo Star Search (BSS) your world changes. You get money but also a lot is expected from you. There is a reason you won. Prove it over and over again. That is how brutal reality shows can be or become. It is the same with other globally recognized talent search contests such as American Idol, The Voice, Britain Got Talent etc etc.
Walter Chilambo would understand better what I am saying. He won BSS in 2012. Automatically pressure mounted on him. He shouldn’t just end up winning but become part of the winning class. Whether he has lived up to that expectation, it is a matter of personal opinion. Of course he has a rare voice and ability that is available to very few. Can he be more amazing? Yes he can.
Here is his new Single titled Fanya Haraka [Hurry Up]
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.
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.