If today’s Tanzanian music can credit someone for taking it international, AY stands more than a big chance to take that credit. He wanted to go out and inform the world that somewhere in East Africa there is a country known as Tanzania and yes there are young folks who can dare to walk in the cloud. Life and career,after all, is about dreaming and doing. When the morning comes,you have to get up,shake it all off and stand out of the hood avenue and start taking that walk to downtown. You will need confidence, good team and willingness to work hard.
For AY,that determination and dream saw him advancing not only his career but also helped others to reach just as far. But be warned,he is not done yet. He wants more. The race has just started. In his instagram posts,AY urged his fans to pretend like they haven’t heard anything from him before. This is the beginning.
In that race, he now has a brand new joint featuring Sean Kingston and Ms Triniti. The song is titled Touch Me. It’s produced by Riley & Zaire Koalo
So far this year we have seen different types of birthday celebrations for our African Artists. From Tanzania to Nigeria and elsewhere the “big”days haven’t been dry. You may remember the car-gifts exchanges in Tanzania and double video releases that Diamond Platinumz did when his big day came. And then we have seen the unwanted bucket challenges(as if someone needed a shower) etc. AY and his group are good at this and since that tradition started, I have never wished to be around them when March come.
To celebrate their 33rd birthday, the Nigeria duo, P-Square decided to go just smooth and easy by dropping the video for their single Shekini off Double-Trouble album released earlier this year. Here is the video. Happy Birthday to the duo. They were born twins on 18th November 1981 in Jos, Nigeria.
With all signs indicating that the 2015 race to replace President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete is going to be historical [and probably nasty] one of the names that somehow “disturbed the peace” is that of a junior minister, January Makamba. Let’s face it; he was/is unlikely candidate given the nature of our political landscapes. However, if elections are about substance and not mere political gimmicks, he is without doubt a serious candidate. Leadership, after all, is about vision and mission. What do you want to do and why? Then there is record. When you look into the mirror, what do you see?
He recently spoke to The EastAfrican’s Berna Namata for an exclusive interview;
What is driving you to contest the top seat?
I want to see my country change for the better. Tanzania is at a critical stage: We can take a path to greater prosperity or we can continue to be called a sleeping giant. I am confident that I have the requisite foresight, experience and ideas to move our country forward at a faster pace.
I have worked in State House as a close aide to the president and was exposed to how the country is run. I have been a ruling party leader — as a member of the secretariat, central committee and national executive committee — and was exposed to the mechanics of high-level party politics. And I am an elected Member of Parliament.
Having travelled to every corner of Tanzania — twice in the past 10 years — I have been able to appreciate the immensity of the challenge of uplifting our people. I have travelled across the world and got to see good and bad governance.
The exposures and my deep belief in the possibility of transformation in Tanzania — and a desire to drive and lead that transformation — has propelled me into the race.
In addition, many of us believe that the time for a generational transition in political leadership in our country is now. Tanzania’s demographics have changed dramatically over the past 20 years.
Political leadership needs to reflect the changing demographics. We need a leadership that is attuned to the complexity of an emergent society, basically an entirely new country with an entirely new set of people who are wired differently, every 15 to 20 years.
It is difficult to see those who have been in politics for 40 years — who are steeped in the ways of a one-party state, rigidly planned economy and controls on freedoms — being able to contend with the unique challenges of the ongoing fast changes.
The last time someone called you Love. Do you remember? Did you smile or laugh? Did you think they were genuine or you became suspicious? Do you love someone today? Did you love someone yesterday? How does it feel?
See, love is a mystery. The more you try to understand it, the more confusing it can get. But love is love. It is within us 24/7. Can I call you my Love? Here is the video from Yvonne Mwale
There is something about sizes that will never stop making us all go Wow! No wonder the debates on whether size matters or not will keep on like a candle light during Doo days.
The tallest man and the shortest man in the world met Thursday in London to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Guinness World Records book
According to The Telegraph, 31-year old Sultan Kösen from Turkey measures in at 8 feet, 3 inches. Chandra Bahadur Dangi, the 75-year-old man from Nepal is 1 foot, 7 inches tall. See the age difference?
There you go..the tallest meet the shortest and we’ll go Wow
The other day I was talking with a friend of mine how everything in the world competes for your attention. Look around you right now and see how true that it. There are all types of attention seeking moments. So what does one do to grab everyone’s attention?The simple and straight forward answer should be…Anything!
One person who keeps getting better [or worse ] is Kim Kardashian. She’d do anything.Her latest mission with Paper Magazine is to “break the internet”. On their latest issue, Paper Magazine has Kim Kardashian posing half-nude on their cover. Guess what, the world is listening and already KK is trending on Twitter. You wonder whether husband Kanye West is approving all these? Paper Magazine could give you some clue
Here are the photos. To see the other ONE, Click on More only at your own risk and after making sure that your birthday indicates you are above 18. Please!
I am not very sure if this is the kind of music Izzo B should stick with. I have known him as one of the conscious artists. At least that is how he emerged into the scene.
Regardless, here is his latest single titled Haina Kufeli featuring G-Nako from Weusi. Follow the link below for downloading.
It has been a while since I saw Kitangoma Magazine. I actually thought the magazine was no longer in production. I guess I was wrong. The new issue is here. On the cover is Ali Kiba, an artist who made a “come back” recently after taking a leave of absence for sometimes with double songs, Mwana and Kimasomaso.
Here are some images and quotes from the exclusive he gave Kitangoma. What do you think? Ali is the King?
There is a lot going on around Lady Jaydee right now. She recently re-launched the eatery and pub M.O.G as well as The Lady Jaydee & The Band [formerly known as Machozi Band]. She has done all that on top the swirling rumors and headlines about her marriage to long time manager and husband, Gardner G.Habash. It is widely reported and speculated that the two are no longer Mr.&Mrs. There are even rumors of pending court proceedings filed by Gardner who is back on radio at 93.7Efm.
With everything going on,said and done, Lady Jaydee doesn’t want anyone to dare forget who she is; an artist. On 28th November, she is set to release a new single, Forever. According to her management team, Forever will hit the airwaves before the end of the year to mark an upcoming and even more promising year of her career.
Lady Jaydee is regarded by many as an iconic figure as far as new generation music is concerned in Tanzania and Africa. She is the winner of multiple awards including The Kilimanjaro Music Awards[Tanzania’s leading and most respected music awards]
Khanga, our tradition. It’s not just a mere piece of cloth.It’s more than that. A powerful tool of communication. If you ask me, nothing tops the power of unspoken words than khanga. If you walk in and she is dressed in a single khanga, she is saying something. It’s up to a man to understand her unspoken language.A neighborhood can go into the frenzy of stories just because of what was/is written on the khanga she wore. She didn’t utter a word but her khanga said everything.
I was carried around in a Khanga.It was a child carrier of our time and it still play the role. As I grew up I learnt that khanga can cool you down or warm you up. It’s as if it is made to pamper, protect and preserve. Mind blowing perfection. A social lion? Through khanga, you can acquire skills and even wisdom. I am serious.
Khanga can speak louder than the surf before you. A single piece can make you laugh, smile or cry. If you find another man wearing your better half’s khanga, you have lost the war. A new king is in town. Act like you are provoked and hope murder won’t be the charge.
I thought a lot about Khanga as I was reading Sandra Mushi’s latest book, Stains On My Khanga. I have followed Sandra’s writings for years. She is a hell of a writer with amazing witty and perspective. In Stains On My Khanga, she takes it to another level. The pure genius of a writer’s mind come alive. In this book, Sandra goes deep than ever before. She reminds the readers about everything. From life at high end to life in the hood. She uses metaphors to present life like you have never known it before. It all come from Stains On My Khanga. In my opinion, this is the electrifying lure of brilliance.
But where did the stains come from? What does it mean when Khanga has stains? Is it still valuable? You can be part of the growing list of Stains On My Khanga proud owners. You can [and seriously you should if a good book is on your November list] join in by purchasing her book now available on and offline. In Dar-es-salaam, you can get your copy at A Novel Idea-Slipway, Soma Cafe-Regent Estate and www.hadithimedia.com
Well done Sandra. Keep the good books coming.