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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.

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ARTwork Sexy Lady

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.

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ARTwork MY CITY

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.

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Wakazi – Sexy Lady ft Jokate & Brian James (Produced by Lucci)

Wakazi – Sumu Ya Panya *My City* (Produced by Bano Stylez)

 

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Z-Anto anasema Ukipendwa Ringa. Eti ni kweli? Utajuaje unapendwa?Mmmh well…Z-Anto anasema ruksa “kujishebedua” mtoto wa kike ukipendwa.Msikilize

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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.

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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

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Malfred on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/malfredtz/
Yvonne Mwale in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YvonneMwaleMusic

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Lazima nikiri kwamba kuna raha ya kumuona H.Baba jukwaani zaidi ya kumsikiliza. Ni msanii ambaye ana uwezo wa kumiliki jukwaa na kwenda sambamba na mashabiki kwa nia ya kuwaburudisha. Lakini katika wimbo huu, H.Baba anasikilizika na ana ujumbe ambao unaeleweka vyema. Tubebane ndio jina la wimbo.

Kama umeshawahi kuwa kwenye mapenzi, bila shaka utakiri kwamba bila kubebana, wote mtaanguka. Pengine hili linatokana na ukweli kwamba hakuna binadamu aliyekamilika. Nipe nusu yako nami nikupe nusu yangu. Tubebane sisi wenyewe. Msikilize hapa

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As much as I want to understand every single song that reaches my desk, at times I have to just let the beats play. I can look into details later. KGT produced this one and because Ommy Dimpoz is featured, it is enticing to listen. You could feel a heavy heart in me.Yes, I am human and some days are harder. Now, that is a piece for my weekend column.

Here is Bei Nafuu by Smile Feat. Ommy Dimpoz

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Ili kumuelewa vyema, unashauriwa kumsikiliza zaidi ya mara moja. Kama Kiswahili unakionea “nishai”,basi ondoa soni na kisha kamusi iweke pembeni. Tangu alipochomoza,nyimbo zake zimesheheni ujumbe mzito ambao kawaida huwa umefungwa kwenye lugha,maana na fumbo. Ni kazi ya sanaa na ni kazi ya mpokeaji wa sanaa[mimi na wewe] kutafsiri.

Naam…hata mimi ambaye hujidai na kututumua misuli ya lugha yetu na taswira zinajojijenga kutokana na maneno, naomba kukiri kwamba ujumbe uliomo humu ni mzito zaidi ya “fatuma”.

Ni wimbo mpya kutoka kwa Roma Mkatoliki. K.K.K ndio jina la wimbo na amemshirikisha Nicolazo. Tongwe Records ndipo inapotokea production hii. Usikilize hapa

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 Mad Ice  - Faith Cover3-sq2
If you live in this same world I am living, chances are at some point in time you will be disappointed. You will be hurt, confused and see blues when its gray. It is the reality of life and it doesn’t matter whether you are rich or poor. In the mix of all these, faith is the only thing that can keep you moving. Faith to believe the unforeseen. To believe that tomorrow is going to be a new day and arguably a better one.Here is Mad Ice cementing the uses and power of faith.
“Faith” is more of a gospel but without religious bounds. This song is a special dedication to all those going through hard times in their lives”-Mad Ice
Listen and get inspired!

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Composed, arranged and produced by Hermanni Peltola & Mad Ice
Written and performed by Mad Ice
 LISTEN ON SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/madiceofficial/mad-ice-faith
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Kerewa

When Shetta and Diamond Platinumz get busy in the studio, you can almost guarantee that something good and memorable is gonna come out with a kind heart. That guarantee, of course, needs a young and talented producer like Sheddy Clever. He makes Burn Records one of the hotter studios right now.

Here is the song Kerewa. Let me be honest, I don’t know what Kerewa means. A quick search on Google shows that in West Africa they have quite a lot of songs with the same name. I am not gonna be tearful about that. What matters is; it’s a good new song from these two young artists. Take a listen and dance to Kerewa…whatever that means!

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