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NASIMAMA-LADY JAYDEE [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

If life was like a straight line, it would probably be very boring. I believe, as human beings, we are made to see and cope ...

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RAY C SET TO MAKE A COMEBACK IN MUSIC

RAY C SET TO MAKE A COMEBACK IN MUSIC

The story of her life is now one of the most inspiring. She was once upon a time one of the most sought,loved and paid ...

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REST IN PEACE MAALIM GURUMO

REST IN PEACE MAALIM GURUMO

After an on and off lengthy illness, Tanzanian veteran musician,Maalim ,Gurumo passed away yesterday in Dar es Salaam. Maalim Gurumo died at the Muhimbili National ...

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MZUNGU KICHAA ALMOST “TELL-IT-ALL” ON THE SPORAH SHOW

MZUNGU KICHAA ALMOST TELL-IT-ALL ON THE SPORAH SHOW

I predict this interview will create some buzz...in good and probably not  so good vibes[it all depend on the mindset]. Mzungu Kichaa talks about Tanzanian ...

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LUPITA ON MARIE CLAIRE [MAY ISSUE OF "FRESH FACES"]

LUPITA ON MARIE CLAIRE [MAY ISSUE OF FRESH FACES]

“I wasn’t a follower of fashion. It was a world unknown. Then I met my stylist, Micaela Erlanger, and we came to interpret my style: ...

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RAHA ZA JAY Z, MKEWE BEYONCE NA MTOTO WAO KUTOKA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

RAHA ZA JAY Z, MKEWE BEYONCE NA MTOTO WAO KUTOKA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Hakuna ubishi kwamba Jay Z na mkewe Beyonce ni couple inayotamba zaidi kiasi kwamba kila wanalolifanya au kusema hupamba kurasa za mbele za vyombo vya ...

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THE OTHER SIDE OF ANNE KANSIIME

THE OTHER SIDE OF ANNE KANSIIME

Anne Kansiime is without a doubt the top female comedian in East Africa as I write this post. If you haven't heard of her I'd ...

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“MY GAL”-PREZZO [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

MY GAL-PREZZO [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

If you dare touch the cables containing words like love,celebrities from East Africa, social networks etc...somewhere in between the name Prezzo will pop up. He ...

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“LISA LOVE”-MILLIAN Feat.CHID

LISA LOVE-MILLIAN Feat.CHID

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 ...

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PANEL DISCUSSION AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY: THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION IN TANZANIA

PANEL DISCUSSION: THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION IN TANZANIA

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“FAITH”-MAD ICE [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

FAITH-MAD ICE [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Few weeks ago, we introduced Mad Ice's latest single titled Faith. It was and still is one of the best songs I have heard for ...

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2 SINGLES FROM WAKAZI

2 SINGLES FROM WAKAZI

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, ...

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“UKIPENDWA RINGA”-Z-ANTO

UKIPENDWA RINGA-Z-ANTO

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WEMA SEPETU AND GLOBAL PUBLISHERZ

WEMA SEPETU AND GLOBAL PUBLISHERZ

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VUMILIA-JOHN RODGERS,SHILAH AND DAVIZO[NeW TrAcK]

Tangu tukiwa watoto tumekukuwa tukisisitiziwa suala la uvumilivu. Wenzetu wa magharibini wanasema Patience.Naam,vumilia kila aina ya majaribu utakayokutana nayo hapa duniani. Ni mengi.Jua linapochomoza yapo.Jua ...

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Mama wa Mitindo ambaye pia ni Mkurugenzi wa Fabak Fashions na wandaaji wa onyesho la Lady in Red, Bi. Asia Idarous Khamsin akizungumza na wadau tasnia ya mitindo waliojumuika kwenye After Party ya kuwashukuru wadau waliotoa michango mbalimbali tangu kuanza kwa onyesho la Lady in Red nchini Tanzania.

…Ally Rehmtulla, Martin Kadinda watunukiwa vyeti vya mafanikio

Na Andrew Chale

HALFA maalumu ya kilele cha Miaka 10 ya onesho la mavazi la ‘Lady in Red Super Brand’ usiku wa Jumamosi Februari 22, lilikuwa la aina yake kwa kuvutia watu mbali mbali ndani ya Ukumbi na mgahawa wa kisasa wa Nyumbani Lounge, ambapo pia wadau walikabidhiwa vyeti.

Tukio hilo la aina yake ambalo lilivuta umati mkubwa wakiwemo wadau wa ubunifu na mitindo nchini pamoja na watu maalufu, Pia walipata kupita kwenye zuria jekundu (red carpet) na kupata picha za ukumbusho wa tukio hilo.

Kwa upande wake, Mkurugenzi wa Fabak Fashions na wandaaji wa onyesho hilo kila mwaka, Asia Idarous Khamsin, aliwashukuru wadau waliojitokeza kwenye halfa hiyo maalumu na kutoa vyeti kwa watu na taasisi zilizoweza kuliunga mkono onyesho hilo pamoja.

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Mama wa Mitindo Bi. Asia Idarous Khamsin akipozi wakati wa zoezi la kugawa vyeti na models waliovaa mavazi yaliyoonyeshwa kwenye onyesho la kutimiza miaka 10 la Lady in Red lililofanyika hivi karibuni.

“Tunamshukuru Mungu kwa kufikisha Miaka 10 ya Lady in red, hadi kufikia hapa, tumeweza kufanya mambo makubwa katika tasnia hii ya ubunifu wa mavazi na jukwaa hili litaendelea kuwa chachu ya mafanikio zaidi na zaidi” alisema Asia Idarous.

Na kuongeza kuwa, jukwaa hilo ndilo pekee lililoweza kuibua wabunifu wakubwa hapa nchini huku wengine wakipeperusha vyema bendera ya Tanzania nje ya nchi, wabunifu hao ni pamoja na Ally Rehmtullah, Martin Kadinda, Ahmed Abdul, Faustin Simon.

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Mwanamitindo wa siku nyingi Fiderine Iranga akipokea cheti kutoka kwa Mama wa mitindo Asia Idarous Khamsin kwa kutambua mchango wake katika tasnia ya mitindo nchini.

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Bruno

It was a Super Sunday full of fun [except for Broncos supporters]. It was a SuperBowl Sunday arguably one of the most watched and closely followed sports events may be just behind Soccer World Cup and Olympics.

As it turned out,it wasn’t a great evening for the Denver Broncos even with a superb Quarterback like Peyton Manning. They got humiliated by the underdogs Seattle Seahawks  by 43-8 margin. Peyton Manning and his teammates ended up having one of the worst defeats in Superbowl’s history. At the end it was Seattle erupting in Halelujah and Denver going back to their cribs without words. Wet eyes is the only thing we could spot across Colorado.

While a lot of watchers for the Superbowl are actually die-hard fans of the American Football [please no debate why it is called "football"], a lot of people tunes in just to watch a half time show.Legends like Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Prince have been there before. We have talked about their performance over the years and we still, from time to time, mention their genius at work.

This year it was for a 28 years Grammy Awards winner, Bruno Mars to step into the shoes of other legends who got honored to perform at the half- time show. It was a big stage. Bruno Mars understood that and had a plan not to disappoint himself, his fans and everyone who had tuned in. Considered to be one of the most talented youngsters in the industry right now, Bruno had it in his hands to blow it or make history. He did the later and I am glad I was watching.

Here is the video of how he killed it [and most of us agree]

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FEEL LIKE LAUGHING? CLICK PLAY. MAKE SURE YOU ARE 18 AND ABOVE.

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Unajua kama kuna kitu kinanifurahisha ninapoketi na kuanza kuchambua makbrasha ya muziki wa zilipendwa kwa ajili ya hii segment ya Ijumaa ya Zilipendwa ni kwamba huwa napata pia nafasi ya kusikiliza sio tu jinsi ambavyo wanamuziki wa enzi zile walijaaliwa ujuzi wa utungaji na pia mpangilio wa “muziki” mzima, bali pia huwa napata nafasi ya kuwaza mambo kadha wa kadha kwa mkupuo.

Kabla ya kuamua wimbo gani uende hewani ni lazima niangalie mazingira ya wiki nzima. Nasikiliza yangu ya moyoni na pia kusikiliza yale yanayojiri au yaliyojiri kwenye jamii. Nasoma na kuuliza. Ni kazi nzuri. Naipenda kwani licha ya kunisaidia kuondoa stress binafsi ninapozisikia nyimbo ambazo leo tunaziita Zilipendwa  nakumbuka mbaaali. Enzi zile sikuijua shida. Kila kitu kilikuwa sawa…unataka kujua kwanini? Nipigie simu tuongee.

Wimbo wa leo unaitwa Kigeugeu. Ni kutoka kwao Super Volcano.  Mbaraka Mwinshehe aliimba na Stephen Hiza mwaka 76 katika mtindo wa Masika! Enzi hizo naweza kusema ni tofauti na sasa. Enzi zile wanaume ndio walikuwa “vigeugeu”. Mtu alikuwa anaweza kuchumbia na bado akaingia mitini. La Haula leo…vigeugeu ni wengi.Wanaume kwa wanawake. Wa mjini tunasema Ngoma Droo. Lakini mwisho wa siku, mmoja lazima ashindwe.

Usikilize hapa chini. Wimbo huu uende kwake rafiki yangu Fidelis Tungaraza akiwa kule Ufini na waungwana wote wa kundi la ENZI ZETU ndani ya Facebook

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Sina muda mwingi sana leo wa kuandika kile ninachokiwaza kichwani mwangu.Lakini kama ujuavyo, leo ni Ijumaa na sio mbaya tukakumbuka enzi zile za dansi.

Huu hapa ni wimbo Naomi kutoka kwao DDC Mlimani Park Orchestra (Nginde)

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Nianze kwa kukuomba msamaha wewe mpenzi wa segment hii ya Zilipendwa hapa BC. Kwa majuma kadhaa nimeshindwa kukupatia “raha”. Yapo mambo yalikuwa yanajiri ambayo kimsingi yalisababisha nami niingie kwenye ule mkumbo wa “sababu zilizo nje ya uwezo wangu”.Nisamehe na tuendelee.

 

Wakati nikikagua maktaba yangu ya miziki “Zilipendwa”, neno “mtumwa” lilikatiza. Ajabu ni kwamba katika siku za usoni nimekuwa nikiwaza sana jinsi binadamu anavyoweza kurubuniwa mpaka kuwa “mtumwa” wa kitu fulani.Unaweza kuwa mtumwa, kwa mfano, wa mtu fulani kwa sababu ana kipato fulani au pesa.Atakachokisema basi unakimbia kama “zuzu” hivi kwa sababu tu anazo hela kukushinda. Huthubutu kumwambia hapana. Hubishi kitu. Unabakia kukenua tu meno na kujichekeshachekesha. Umekuwa mtumwa.

 

Hapa DDC Mlimani Park(Sikinde) wanayo pia maudhui kama hayo hapo juu. Watu(hususani wanawake) kukubali kuwa “watumwa” kwa watu fulani fulani kisa….pesa au kipato. Upo wapi utu wako? Upo wapi uhuru wako wa kutafuta chako? Upo wapi uwezo aliokupa Mwenyezi Mungu wa kutumia akili yako na hivyo kubakia huru japo kimtizamo na kimawazo?Zipo aina nyingi za utumwa. Ukiwa na muda unaweza kuziongeza.

 

Wasikilize DDC Mlimani Park na wimbo Sitokubali Kuwa Mtumwa. Uwe na weekend njema na kumbuka ukipiga masanga basi usikae kwenye kiti cha dereva. Nataka ufike salama ili kesho nyumbani kwako pasiwe na majamvi au mikeka.

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Mtu ni afya. Mtu ni chakula anachokula. Bila shaka umewahi kusikia misemo hiyo ambayo imethibitishwa kuwa kweli kwa miaka nenda, miaka rudi. Na siku hizi suala la afya limekuwa muhimu zaidi.Vyakula tunavyokula havina tena rutuba na vitamins zinazotakiwa. Tunaviita vyakula vya kwenye makopo. Yote hayo ni kutokana na ujanja au ujinga wetu wanadamu.Tumeharibu wenyewe ardhi tuliyopewa. Maendeleo yana madhara yake.

Mbaya zaidi, watu wengi hatujui tule vyakula gani. Elimu kuhusu afya inayotokana na vyakula sio maarufu ingawa umuhimu wake hauelezeki. Haishangazi basi kuona kwamba nyimbo kama hii inayotupambia Ijumaa ya Zilipendwa leo, inazungumzia suala la afya bora. Ni kutoka kwa Mbaraka Mwinshehe na Moro Jazz. Wimbo unaitwa Mama Chakula Bora.

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Mwisho wa wiki ndio umeshawadia. Jijini Dar-es-salaam, mitandao ipo bize.Ukimpigia mtu utakutana na ujumbe kwamba ‘mtumiaji unayempigia anaongea na simu nyingine”. Ni wakati wa kupanga miadi ya kukutana na marafiki,ndugu na jamaa.Wikiendi.

Sisi Ijumaa haiwi Ijumaa bila kuendeleza Jadi ya Zilipendwa.Leo tunao Kilwa Jazz mojawapo ya bendi ambazo zimewahi kutamba nchini Tanzania enzi hizo ambapo wenyewe  wanasema “music was music”. Nacheka Cheka ndio jina la wimbo. Wasikilize hapa chini…Weekend Njema.

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Kwanza ilikuwa juhudi za kila namna za kujiandaa na sikukuu ya Christmas. Tofauti na enzi zile ambapo Sikukuu kama Christmas ilimaanisha kukumbuka zaidi kuzaliwa kwa Yesu Kristo,siku hizi imekuwa zaidi kuhusu zawadi,kunywa nk.Ni biashara.Kuna siku maalumu kabisa.Wa magharibi wanaiita Boxing Day. Ilipopita hiyo maandalizi ya kuupokea mwaka mpya 2013 yakaanza.Maandalizi hayo huwa na maazimio kibao.Kuna wanaotaka kupunguza unene,kuna wanaotaka kuacha kuvuta sigara.Kuna wanaodhamiria kuweka akiba zaidi katika Benki nk.Malengo na maazimio.

Mwaka mpya ukawadia.Tukakumbatiana kwa furaha.Mwenyezi ametuwezesha kuuona mwaka 2013.Ni jambo la kushukuru na ikiwezekana kumpa Mungu sadaka iliyo njema.Ghafla mwaka ndio ushaanza kukata mbuga.Tayari weekend ya kwanza ya mwaka 2013 ndio hii hapa.

Jambo moja jema hapa BC ni kwamba tunapanga kuendeleza ile jadi ya kuburudika kila weekend na Zilipendwa.Tunaanza na wimbo Weekend kutoka kwa gwiji, marehemu Patrick Balisidya na Afro 70.Burudika,weekend Njema.

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Zimebaki siku chache sana kabla hatujasikia ving’ora vya bandarini, taa za angani zikiwaka,shangwe,vifijo na nderemo za kuukamilisha au kuumaliza mwaka 2012 na kuukaribisha mwaka 2013.Mwaka mpya huwa ni siku ya furaha. Ni siku ya kutakiana kheri kwa mwaka mpya na pia kwa wale ambao ni mabingwa wa kujiwekea malengo, huwa ni siku nzuri ya tathmini na mipango.Wanasiasa huwa wanapenda sana kuitumia siku hii kutoa “ahadi” mpya!Ni hulka na hatuna budi kuikubali.Ahadi.

Kama nilivyosema,bado siku chache. Ya Mungu pia huwa ni mengi kwa hiyo ukianza kufanya tathmini hivi sasa hutakuwa umekosea sana. The earlier, the better…wenzetu kwa lugha yao wanasema hivyo.Leo ni Ijumaa ya mwisho kabisa kwa mwaka 2012. Nilipotizama kalenda na kutambua kwamba hii ndio Ijumaa ya mwisho, nilipata wakati mgumu kidogo kuchagua kitu cha kuweka kwa ajili ya Zilipendwa. Hata kama ni Ijumaa na kuna sehemu za dunia ambapo theluji imemwagika kupita kiasi wakati kwingine kuna jua na joto lisilo la kawaida, jadi lazima iendelezwe. Katika waza na wazua,nikamkumbuka Mwanamuziki maarufu,Ndala Kasheba.

Miongoni mwa nyimbo ambazo Kasheba anakumbukwa nazo sana ni pamoja na Yellow Card. Ni mara ngapi(hata ndani ya mwaka 2012 tu) umesikia au wewe mwenyewe umesingiziwa jambo? Mara ngapi umesikia fulani kafariki, au fulani kafilisika? Pale kwenye kijiwe cha supu ya utumbo umeshasikia mangapi? Naam, Yellow Card ulikuwa ni ujumbe mkali baada ya yeye(Ndala Kasheba) kuwa amesingiziwa mambo kibao.Waweza kuusikiliza na kuona je wafanana na maisha yako au ya rafiki yako?

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