If you are one of the millions people who watches Empire On Fox, and you happen to be #TeamJamal, here are some great news.
According to news published on AllHipHop.com following the news broken by Entertainment Weekly, Jamal is heading to Columbia Records.
It almost seems as if art fully imitates life as one young star of Fox’s hit show “Empire” now has a record deal.
Jussie Smollett, who plays the homosexual singer Jamal, revealed to Entertainment Weekly that he signed on the line with Columbia Records.
“There will be a Jussie Smollett album. I signed to Columbia. So darling [Laughs] I’m label mates with Beyoncé and Adele and Barbra Streisand,” he said in the candid conversation.
Jussie said that he wouldn’t reflect the reality depicted in “Empire,” but rather a flavor all his own.
“It’s going to be a whole different thing. Now, the Empire family will still have something to do with it. I would love for Terrence to come and oversee the production of all of the music,” he said. “And I would love for Timbaland to come on and Jim Beanz. We’ve all talked and they’re all down to work on it.”
“Empire” has continually made gains in ratings and now clocks in 16.1 million viewers as of last week. The success hasn’t fully been realized by Jussie.
Pia nitakuwa ni mchoyo wa Fadhila iwapo sitotoa shukrani za kipekee kwa ndugu zangu woote (wakiwemo wazazi wangu wawili,Ankal Issa Michuzi,Ahmad Michuzi,Karim Michuzi,Ramadhan Michuzi,Ismail Michuzi,Ankal Macheka,Ai Michuzi,Zahra,Tatu,Sellah,Bobby,Noreen,Adam,Saleh na wengine wengi ambao sijawataja majina yenu hapa ila moyoni ninayo,na bila kumsahau mtarajiwa wangu wa ubani bi. Farida) kwa kuwa pamoja nami katika makuzi yaliyo mema hadi leo hii kufikia hapa nilipo.
Tanzania Bloggers Network (TBN) pia naomba mpokee shukrani zangu za dhati kwa kuwa pamoja nami kama mwanachama hai siku zote na bila kunitupa,pia nichukue fursa hii kutoa pongezi kwa uongozi wa TBN na wanachama wenzangu kwa kuungana pamoja katika tafrija ya kihistoria iliyotukutanisha pamoja,kiukweli ile ilikuwa ni siku muhimu sana kwetu kwa kutukutanisha pamoja na kufahamiana zaidi,ile ilikuwa ni bonge la heko kwani kuna wengine walitamani kuwa na umoja kama wetu lakini hawafanikiwi.
Pia nawashukuru marafiki,jamaa zangu pamoja na Wadau woote popote pale mlipo ambao kwa namna moja ama nyingine mmekuwa ni mchango mkubwa katika maisha yangu na kunifanya kila siku niwe bize kuhakikisha libeneke halilali mpaka kieleweke.Nawashukuruni sana tena sana na Mungu awabariki nyoote. Nawapenda sana wote na tuko pamoja sana.
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Tanzanian Rapper, Chid Benz is free. Earlier today he was let go with what I’d consider to be a slap on a wrist. He was sentenced to either two years in jail or a fine of Tshs 900,000.
Of course he went with the fine option. He paid and was let go. Chid Benz who is not a stranger to conflicts with the law, was caught in possession of cocaine and marijuana at the Julius Nyerere International Airport last year when he was trying to board a plane to Mbeya where he was scheduled to perform. He pleaded guilty to the charges last week.
My sincere hope is that he has learnt a lesson. If he still needs help to get rid of the bad habit, he should seek further assistance with professionals. Meanwhile I thought given his celebrity status, he could also have been sentenced to probation and mandated to go around schools to speak to youth about drugs. Well…I guess he can choose to do that on his own,right?
Even if you don’t know much about Kenya’s equivalent of Tanzania’s Bongo Fleva or Bongo Hip Hop, you probably have an idea or have heard about Jua Kali. He is one of the legend of music from our neighbors. When I first heard about Jua Kali he was mastering what would be popularly be known as Genge music. It was the same time I got introduced to “sheng” a street kinda of Swahili that I had to learn quick when I briefly worked in Nairobi in the 90s.
Throughout the years, Jua Kali has done collaborations with Tanzanian artist and has performed in Tanzania a lot of times.
Now he is welcoming ya’ll to the city he call his home; Nairobi. His latest single which now has an official video is titled Karibu Nairobi. Watch the video below
I think it’s fair to say that although Belle 9 isn’t one of the artists decorating front pages of daily papers with scandals and rumors, he would strike anyone with love for authentic art as one of the most gifted and talented young artists in the land.
He has that power to astonish anyone who cares to listen to him or who has hunger for talent that flows well with rhythm. His management sent us these new images of him. Have a look
Sometimes I wish we had the kind of music that can totally be identified as “Tanzanian”. But since that seems to be a long stretch with very minimum efforts from people who could make that happen, we must settle for less. I heard sometimes that isn’t bad. I disagree.
Here is one classic example. It’s a great song with a great beat from Madee and Chege. However, one thing is clear. The music is totally influenced with South African vibes. May be we wanted to penetrate into South African market [the big economies of Africa]. Or it could be something hidden under the radar of lack of creativity. I don’t know. If you have an answer or would suggest further debate, let me know.
In the meantime, Vuvula is here. Of course I don’t know what Vuvula means. I wish I did. AJ shoots some great videos of course. No question about that. But…
In what became as history repeating itself and after 23 years of waiting, Ivory Coast have emerged Africa’s soccer champions again after beating their 1992 final rivals Ghana total of 9-8 penalties. In the normal 90 minutes and 30 more minutes of extra time, the scoreboard remained 0-0 which was enough to send the final deciding moments to penalty shoot-outs.
The hero of the game became Ivory Coast’s number one goalie, Boubacar Barry who not only saved a crucial penalty by Ghanain goalie Razak but ended up scoring against Razak to send Ivory Coast players and fans in a championship frenzy.
At some point, we all tumble. The problem is when you are head of state surrounded by couple of bodyguards; somehow a picture perfect event is all that is expected. For Zimbabwe’s President, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, things didn’t go as perfect as he’d hoped on his returned from Ethiopia where he attended [and was elected chairman] the African Union Summit.
He got back home jubilant. His fellow leaders had elected him chairman of the not so relevant [or meaningful] African Union. Mugabe who is [can’t even bother to keep counting his age nomore] addressed his supporters. But it is not what he told his supporters or the fact that he was elected chairman that will remain a topic of discussion. No. It is the fact that he stumbled and then fell. Luck for him, the carpet was there to help soft his fall.
What followed, thereafter, was a scramble between members of his security detail with photographers who had obviously taken pictures. Who wouldn’t want to capture such moment? The security guards were asking folks to delete the photos! Mmmh in today’s error…well…as you’d expect…images could travel around the globe in mere seconds. Here they are…
Na Andrew Chale
KAMPUNI ya MultiChoice Tanzania wasambazaji wa ving’amuzi vya DStv, leo imezindua king’amuzi kipya cha DStv HD ambacho kitaanza kutumika kwa mara ya kwanza hapa Nchini.
Akizungumza na wandishi wa habari mapema leo jijini Dar es Salaam, Meneja Uendeshaji wa MultiChoice Tanzania, Ronald Shelukindo, akielezea umuhimu wa huduma hizo alisema king’amuzi hicho kina ubora wa hali ya juu ikiwemo kuonyesha picha zenye ubora mzuri zaidi.
Pia alieleza kuwa, DStv HD mteja atapata kuona picha zenye mvuto zaidi pamoja na kiwango cha juu cha sauti Dolby Digital 5.1.
“Wateja wa DStv watafurahia ving’amuzi hivi kwa ubora wa hali ya juu hivyo ni wakati wa kuchangamkia ofa kwani ndio mara ya kwanza kuingia kwa Tanzania” alisema Ronald Shelukindo.
Ronald Shelukindo akielezea kwa kina, alisema DStv HD, mteja anaweza kufurahia vipindi mbalimbali ikiwemo mifumo na mipangilio ya kila vipindi kwa kupendekeza atazame kipi gani, muda gani na wakati gani?.
King’amuzi cha “DStv HD, mteja anaweza kujipangia atazame kipindi gani ama kwa wakati autakao yeye, ambapo anachoweza ni kuseti hicho kipindi akipendacho na kisha anaweza kukiangalia kwa wakati wake, hata kama muda umepita kwa wakati huo kinarushwa kwenye chaneli husika” alifafanua Ronald Shelukindo.
Kwa upande wake, Meneja Masoko wa MultiChoice Tanzania, Furaha Samalu aliwahimiza watanzania kuchangamkia vinga’muzi hivyo vya DStv HD, ambavyo kwa sasa vipo karibu maduka yote ya Mawakala wa DStv, kwa bei rahisi kabisa vikiwa vinapatikana kwa sh 99,000/ kwa mteja mpya huku kwa wateja walio na ving’amuzi vya zamani vya DStv watakaotaka kubadilishiwa, watalipia sh 39,000/ tu.