Bongo Celebrity The Bongo Celebrity Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:18:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Prof. Ibrahim Hamis Juma: New Chief Justice Mon, 11 Sep 2017 16:18:41 +0000

Prof.Ibrahim Hamis Juma is the new Chief Justice of the United Republic Of Tanzania. Prof. Ibrahim who has been the acting Chief Justice since retirement of former CJ, Mohamed Chande Othman in January this year. The incoming Chief Justice was sworn in by President Magufuli earlier today at the State House in Dar-es-salaam.


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NYT: U.N. Group Accuses Burundi Leaders of Crimes Against Humanity Tue, 05 Sep 2017 16:55:39 +0000 Burundi,Human Rights

GENEVA — For more than two years, critics of President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi and independent activists have fallen victim to homicide, have disappeared into secret detention centers or escaped to neighboring countries, recounting torture and rape at the hands of the military and the police.

Now, United Nations human rights investigators say they believe Burundi’s top leaders and state security agencies committed crimes against humanity.

A panel of investigators set up by the United Nations Human Rights Council a year ago said on Monday that it delivered a list of suspects to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and was giving the Security Council another list of people it said should face sanctions. It urged the International Criminal Court to open an inquiry.

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WATCH: “Muda”-Chid Benz Feat. Q Chillah Tue, 05 Sep 2017 16:30:27 +0000

Last week Chid Benz caused an online national concern. In a bold and crazy comment,  he had met the late 2Pac Shakur in Havana, Cuba and they had recorded and shot a video for the record. While he thought it was fun, many didn’t agree with him. He caused a national concern. To many, including his fellow artists, he needed help. Not interviews. He probably was just being sarcastic. The kite flew and then got stuck on the tallest tree.

Looking at it now, he probably was trying to “sell” his yet another attempt to make Dar-es-salaam Stand Up. This time, it’s with Q-Chillah(formerly Q-Chief). These two, unfortunately, at different times have been the human face of rising to the top and then fall. Q-Chief who is one of the best vocalists went down with drugs. He recovered and then didn’t recover. I can’t tell about the current status. But because he’s back doing what he does best, we have to wish him well and support him.

The collaboration song is titled “Muda”. Literal translation is “Time”. Like in many other things in life, time is all we have. Time can heal. Time can tell. The hustle and struggles you are going thru right now will one day pass. Time. In the same tone, Chid Benz and Q Chillah will find their groove and do even more than Muda.



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WATCH: “Knack Am”-Yemi Alade (Official ViDeO) Thu, 24 Aug 2017 02:00:00 +0000 Yemi Alade_Knack Am

Two weeks ago, I attended a performance from Tekno in Toronto. Since I am well known to be his fan, I will pretend like all the shortcomings (and they were many) from that performance night was entirely not his or his management. I like his swag and the type of music he does, goes well with my age and rhythm. To say the least, he did the best he could.

But while I like Tekno, my love when it comes to current Nigerian music, is Yemi Alade. I am dying to see in concert. Before Tekno came to stage, the audience was entertained by a number of Yemi Alade and other African Artists jams. Whenever Yemi Alade songs came on, I saw the audience going nuts. Right there I understood why she’s one of my favorite female artists.

To me, Yemi is a goddess of African Diva in music. She reminds me of artists such as Angelique Kidjo, Yvonne Chakachaka, Mbilia Bel, Tshala Muana etc.

Yemi Alade_Knack Am_Single

Just when you thought may be she’s done or heading down south, she’s there to remind you that she’s still got it. Ironically, the video opens with someone declaring his deepest love for her.

Here is the latest video from her latest single Knack Am. I have already watched this video 5 times before writing this post. Watch and Listen

Ujumbe Maridhawa Kutoka Kwa Lupita Nyong’o Kwenda Kwa Baba Yake Thu, 24 Aug 2017 01:40:33 +0000

Katika Uchaguzi Mkuu wa nchini Kenya uliomalizika hivi karibuni, mambo mengi yalijiri. Kama kawaida ya siasa za Afrika, mshindi huwa hajashinda kihalali na mshindwa hupiga kauli mbiu ya “nimeibiwa”. Hiyo ni kuonyesha kwamba katika zama za demokrasia, sio rahisi hata siku moja kumpata mshindi ambaye hatolalamikiwa na upande mmoja huku akishangiliwa na upande mwingine.

Pamoja na kwamba katika siasa na chaguzi kuu nafasi ya Urais ndio hupewa kipaumbele zaidi, wapo wawakilishi ambao bila shaka tunapaswa kuwamulikia. Miongoni mwa hao ni pamoja na -Governors. Jimbo la Kisumu lilimchagua Prof.Anyang Nyong’o kuwa mkuu wao. Ingawa jina la Prof.Nyong’o ni la miaka mingi katika siasa, binti yake Lupita Nyong’o ambaye miaka kadhaa iliyopita alishinda tuzo maarufu ya uigizaji ya Oscar, umelipaisha zaidi jina la mshua.

Lupita na baba yake,Prof.Anyang Nyong’o

Alipoapishwa siku mbili zilizopita, binti yake huyo aliandika ujumbe maridhawa kupitia ukurasa wake wa Facebook kuwashukuru waliomchagua baba yake na pia kumpongeza. Huu hapa ujumbe mzima;

WATCH: “Kwa Akili Yangu”-Rama Dee Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:37:50 +0000 Rama Dee,Kwa Akili Yangu

Rama Dee is and should be the Tanzanian “King” of RnB. He is an excellent vocalist. When everyone is busy talking about nonsense beef among what we would consider being top artists, he is busy making great music.

Kwa Akili Yangu is the song worth listening on “repeat mode.” A balladic jam with a story about the challenges we face in relationships. The song also emphasizes importance of persistence, courage and the strength of commitment. Watch

Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar Miongoni Mwa Wachezaji 24 Wanaowania Tuzo Ya FIFA 2017 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:04:48 +0000

Kama ambavyo ilitarajiwa, Christiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi na Neymar Jr, wametajwa miongoni mwa wachezaji 24 wanaowania tuzo ya Mchezaji Bora wa Mwaka wa FIFA kwa mwaka 2016/2017. 

Tofauti na miaka takribani 6 ambapo tuzo hizo za FIFA zilijulikana na Ballon D’or kutokana na ubia uliokuwepo kati ya FIFA na hilo Jarida maarufu la michezo la Ufaransa, tuzo za mwaka huu zinarejea kwa FIFA na hivyo kuendelea kujulikana kama FIFA Footballer Of The Year. Vipengele vingine vinavyowaniwa ni pamoja na Kocha Bora Wa Mwaka ambapo makocha Zinadine Zidane wa Real Madrid, José Mourinho wa Manchester United, Antonio Konte wa Chelsea na wengine 9 wanawania tuzo hiyo.

Katika orodha hiyo iliyotolewa mapema hivi leo, timu ya Real Madrid ambayo hapo jana iliwatandika mahasimu wao Barcelona na kubeba SuperCup De Espana, inaongoza kwa kuwa na wachezaji 7 walioteuliwa.

Tuzo za mwaka huu zitatolewa tarehe 23 October, 2017 jijini London nchini Uingereza.

Orodha kamili hii hapa.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund)
Leonardo Bonucci (AC Milan, Juventus in 2016-17)
Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)
Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Paulo Dybala (Juventus)
Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid)
Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Free agent, Manchester United in 2016-17)
Andres Iniesta (Barcelona)
Harry Kane (Tottenham)
N’Golo Kante (Chelsea)
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
Keylor Navas (Real Madrid)
Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)
Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona in 2016-17)
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
Luis Suarez (Barcelona)
Arturo Vidal (Bayern Munich)

Tracing The Roots Of Barack Obama’s Now Most Liked Tweet In History Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:40:49 +0000

History judges differently. It can be harsh. It can be kind. All in all, those who look to the past with optimism for the future, are more likely to succeed. We learn a lot through history. We can predict the future based on history. Barack Obama is not only a person but a monument of the historical piece of the puzzle called Life.

When I look at recent global events, I see Barack Obama as not only a person but a monument of the historical piece of the puzzle called Life. He was the first Black President of the United States. A cool dude and husband to an amazing First Lady, Michelle Obama and of course father to Sasha and Malia. He is a son of Africa where science suggests; it’s where it all began. Human race.

Since leaving office, there have been efforts to discredit his two terms Presidency. That effort keeps on failing day after day. United States under Donald Trump presidency is a global joke. Of course his core supporters would like to think differently. It’s okay. The more they try to discredit Obama, the more they fail. The more he shines like an evening sunshine above the edge of a dark mountain.

When the neo nazis and the so called white nationalists marched in Charlotteville, Virginia last weekend, they met counter protesters. They met people who tried to remind them that such a world is way past. We need love. We must embrace justice and equality.

Sadly, the demonstration turned violent. One classy lady, Heather Heyer, was killed. Her name is now among the heroes of justice and equality. She didn’t die in vain. As the events in Virginia were unfolding, the world was outraged. I was and still am.

In the world of social media, former President Barack Obama did what many people do. He expressed his feelings on Twitter.

He probably didn’t know that he was about to grab another piece of history or record. That tweet is now the most liked Tweet in history. With now 5 million likes, it seems it will be a while before that record is broken.

But where did this Tweet come from? Well…it is inspired by another icon of humanity and justice. Nelson Madiba Mandela, former President Of South Africa who passed away on December 5th, 2013. The words “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background or his religion are in the last chapter of Madiba’s autobiography, Long Walk To Freedom.

Long Walk To Freedom is one of my favourite books alongside Che by Jon Lee Anderson (an authorized autobiography of Che Guevara)

Watch: Fid Q Is “Fresh” Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:39:21 +0000

He is, by far, one of the most talented MCs from Tanzania. After many years in the game, Fid Q is still standing. He’s a master lyricist whose power of words is almost unchallenged. To understand him, you need to have walked into the lanes of his life. You need to pay attention to the cues in an accelerated progress. You may want to add some academic rigour to feel his punchlines better.

I can’t recall the first time I met Fid Q. But throughout the years, I have come to know him as a deep thinker. He is also a funny dude. He likes making people around him laugh. A peacemaker too.

Here is his latest single video for Fresh. He’s fresh. He’s asking you and me to be fresh too.

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