Bongo Celebrity The Bongo Celebrity 2017-08-17T17:04:52Z WordPress Jeff Msangi <![CDATA[Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar Miongoni Mwa Wachezaji 24 Wanaowania Tuzo Ya FIFA 2017]]> 2017-08-17T17:04:52Z 2017-08-17T17:04:48Z

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)

Jeff Msangi <![CDATA[Tracing The Roots Of Barack Obama’s Now Most Liked Tweet In History]]> 2017-08-17T15:44:49Z 2017-08-17T15:40:49Z

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)

Jeff Msangi <![CDATA[Watch: Fid Q Is “Fresh”]]> 2017-08-14T16:39:25Z 2017-08-14T16:39:21Z

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.

Jeff Msangi <![CDATA[Wristbands: Bei Rahisi.Ubora Wa Uhakika Na Kimataifa]]> 2017-08-14T16:02:01Z 2017-08-14T16:01:57Z Kama wewe ni mtu wa kwenda “viwanjani”,bila shaka umewahi kuvalishwa wristband. Kama wewe ni mmiliki wa biashara hususani zinazohusiana na matukio au mikusanyiko ya watu, huenda umewahi kuwaza kuhusu matumizi ya wristband. Hujachelewa.

R&N Solutions LTD ndio wasambazaji pekee wa wristbands za uhakika na zenye viwango vya kimataifa. R&N wanafanya biashara nchini Canada na Tanzania. Bidhaa zao zimepimwa.


Jeff Msangi <![CDATA[“Vanessa”-KCEE (Official Video)]]> 2017-08-11T16:31:44Z 2017-08-11T16:31:17Z

Kcee has political ambitions. That is if the rumours are anything to depend on. But before he makes a career twist, he is still a talented artist. He gotta game. He’s an entertainer whose songs are not only classics but have penetrated the overseas circles in a bang.

One day I walked outside a gym somewhere in Canada and witnessed ladies doing their things with his songs. That’s powerful. To add to that list here is a video for his hit Vanessa

Jeff Msangi <![CDATA[“Zimbabwe”-Roma Mkatoliki (NeW)]]> 2017-08-11T16:10:41Z 2017-08-11T16:07:12Z

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe addresses supporters during celebrations to mark his 90th birthday in Marondera about 80km ( 50 miles) east of the capital Harare, February 23, 2014. Mugabe turned 90 on February 21. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo (ZIMBABWE – Tags: POLITICS) – RTX19COQ

When Roma Mkatoliki and two of his working colleagues were abducted in early April, a lot of events followed. First, it was shock and anger. Roma is a beloved artist known for speaking his mind. He’s a fearless defender of the right to question.The nation almost went ballistic.I remember it was Professor Jay who first reported on his Instagram account.

Then the power of social media was unleashed. Everyone was talking about Roma. The main question was where he is? Who took him and his friends? Why? The working theory was that his philosophical lyrics in his songs was the cause. Someone wanted to shut him up.

Just as the whole saga was reaching the boiling point, someone declared in public that he would be located. He may be on his way to church with his family and friends on “Sunday”. Faithful to the promise, by Sunday Roma and company were back in town. There was a mix of emotions. We were all happy to see them alive. They had been tortured, but it didn’t matter as long as they were above the ground and not in cold mortuary silver beds.

To this day, the abduction remains a mystery. Police promised a “thorough investigation”. However, as we know, there’s probably even no such file in their cabinets. The case has gone cold. We will never know. Only God knows.

However, because life is sometimes like a book full of chapters, we’re opening the next one. Roma is back. And guess what, one of his friends who was abducted with him, Bin Laden is back too! He is the producer of the song Zimbabwe. You know what is going on in Zimbabwe under Robert Gabriel Mugabe, right? we now rolling like Zimbabwe. We can choose that path or decide to say No. But I want to reach Roma for his comments on why he called the song Zimbabwe.

The song is his personal story. His version of the event and answer to many questions.  Is he blaming anyone? What about some of us who question his decision to choosing to walk along the devil’s line? The song has generated a unique hashtag #TwenzetuZimbabwe on Twitter. By the way, I am on Twitter too as @BongoCelebrity

Jeff Msangi <![CDATA[“Naogopa”-Q Chilla (Official Release-NeW)]]> 2017-08-08T16:00:34Z 2017-08-08T16:00:31Z

Tukisema tuongelee wanamuziki wenye vipaji vya kweli vya kuimba nchini Tanzania, hakuna shaka kwamba Q Chilla hatuwezi kumuweka kando. Zamani aliitwa Q-Chief na uwezo wake ulikubalika na pengine kusaidia sana kuisukuma mbele sanaa ya muziki wa kizazi kipya.

Lakini pamoja na kipaji, Q Chilla amepitia mengi. Ameanguka.Akasimama. Akaketi na kisha kuamka tena. Ujana umempeleka kwingi. Lakini jambo moja ambalo linabakia ni kipaji alichonacho. Usipomheshimu kwa mengine, utakuwa mchawi usipoheshimu kipaji alichonacho.

Huu hapa ni wimbo mpya kutoka kwake. Anasema anaogopa. Msikilize

Jeff Msangi <![CDATA[US Labor Day Weekend: Watanzania Reunion #WashingtonDMV2017]]> 2017-08-08T15:39:41Z 2017-08-08T15:39:38Z

By now you probably have seen the hashtag #WashingtonDMV2017. If not, with this post, you will soon be getting ready. You will be packing. Trivago may see your name soon. Going to Washington, DC where Tanzanians will be gathering for one of a kind Labor Day Weekend. The organizers have promised to make that weekend more than memorable. If you miss, you will regret.

With the Tanzanian Diaspora in the run to create organised unity, events like these help to channel the course. Who is going? When is this happening? Where? I will let these flyers/posters speak for themselves. See you in DC



Jeff Msangi <![CDATA[AFRIMMA Awards 2017: DJ D-Ommy Is Asking For Your Vote]]> 2017-08-08T15:14:02Z 2017-08-08T15:12:53Z

The African Muzik Magazine Awards & Music Festival, popularly known as AFRIMMA Awards are back again. On Sunday 8th October 2017 the awards will broadcast Live from Dallas, Texas.

The awards are strategically situated in the African Diaspora to celebrate everything African especially African music that is steadily taking over the world. They have been going solid for four years. This year’s ceremonies marks its 4th year.

Like any other awards, there’s the nomination and the voting circle. After all, awards are about people. People like you and me. And this is where I want you to come in. One of this year’s nominees is a brother from Tanzania. His parents gave him the name David Omari when he came into this world in the early 90s. As a human being, he has evolved. He is now famously known as DJ D-Ommy.

DJ D-Ommy took last year’s awards for the Best DJ Africa category. He is, once again, nominated for the same category.

To see all the nominees, click here. To vote for DJ D-Ommy, click here. To say the least, the same page of nominees is where you can submit your vote. Click on the category, pick the name (DJ D-Ommy) the scroll down and click “Submit Your Vote”. But before you cast your vote, you may want to check out the accomplishments of D D-Ommy. Here is a brief bio

About Dj D-Ommy

David Omari (born December 1990), better known by stage name DJ D-Ommy began his quest as a DJ at an early age of 12, while listening to Tanzanian pioneer DJs like DJ John Dilinga and DJ Boni Love. DJ D-Ommy also spent a lot of his time listening to DJ Funk Master Flex’s Mixtapes.

DJ D-Ommy started playing professionally at 19 and became famous at the STR8 Music DJ Competition of 2011 by taking the 2nd place. The following year he participated in Times FM DJ Competition and won a contract to become a DJ at Times FM. In June 2015 he became a radio DJ at Clouds FM, the Top Radio Station in Tanzania.

DJ D-Ommy has managed to master the variety of genres from Hip Hop, RnB, Dancehall, Afrobeat & House and built a fan base along with a reputation amongst fellow DJs and music lovers for his magic hands in scratching and flair when playing the latest hit songs.

On his music career, Dj D-Ommy has made a lot of accomplishment AFRIMMA AWARDS 2016 as THE BEST DJ AFRICA, which held in Dallas Texas, USA. The InterNational Dj D-Ommy award winner 2016 from AFRICA ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS in the USA as well. Also, he has been participating in Carnival Festival organised by Clouds FM Tanzania as an official DJ touring six regions in the country. Dj D-Ommy also participates in major International Event such as ONE AFRICA MUSIC FEST ( includes major artist as Diamond Platnumz, Wizkid, Jadena, Davido, Flavour, and Wale ) which held at The Barclays Centre Brooklyn, New York on July 22nd, 2016. On his role of a team player, DJ D-Ommy has worked with International DJs, DJ Waxxy from Channel O, Dj Jaycee Official Ludacris DJ, DJ/Producer Walshy Fire from Major Lazer Group from the USA and DJ Ms Cosmo from 5FM radio in South Africa.


In 2017, Dj D-Ommy has received a second nomination from AFRIMMA Awards and Africa Entertainment Awards in the same category of Best DJ Africa and Best DJ of the year respectively.

On his free time, Dj D-Ommy likes to listen to his music, watch movies, soccer game, and reading books. Also, he loves his mini home studio doing more of his DJ practising “WashaWasha”


Jeff Msangi <![CDATA[Reasoning With My Uncle: Don’t Kick The Frog]]> 2017-07-27T18:07:17Z 2017-07-27T18:07:14Z Dear Uncle,

Welcome back! I mean welcome back to Mzizima. You must be exhausted. I saw how you were dangling on top of the vehicles. I saw how you spoke. You spoke with passion with sweat dripping off your face.

I know you usually rant and rave when something displeases you. This time, however, you were running high Uncle. You said a lot and talked rather rapidly. Do you believe all that you said or some of them are just politics?

At some point, I got worried you may lose your voice or worse. You reminded me of the days on the campaign trail. Yeah, when you lost your voice. But I guess now you have too many people around you who can take care of “the voice”. That must be comforting. You’re now riding the gravy train Uncle. Good for you.

How’s grandma? She must be excited to see you. How are our people handling the incoming of the entourage? Are they scared of the security detail that follows you everywhere?

How’s the airport building in our hometown coming along? By the way, Uncle, whose idea was that? Yours? I find it to be a bit silly though. But anyway, do you remember when I was young I wanted to become a pilot when I grow up? If I could turn back the hands of time, may be one day I could fly grandma right from there. The good thing is; never said never. The dream is still alive. I may.

The other day I sat somewhere day-dreaming how it’d feel to be “on tour” with you. It sounds like a great experience with the adrenalin rush. I still enjoy life on a fast lane. Being on the go is still my thing. The only difference is I am no longer running around with my goats.

Every time I hear you’re on tour, I can’t stop imagining how you feel when greeted by thousands of people who are obviously hungry with no idea about where their next meal is going to come from. The way I know you, the sight of poverty-stricken people whenever you go, must be torturous and humiliating, right?

I am saying that because I know you. You care tremendously about your people, our people. Somebody told me that all those people coming to see you in the campaign like rallies are jobless. They run to see you with the hope that you can change things. I sincerely hope you will be able to lift them up.

I hope and pray every day that you will be able to inspire them enough to work harder. Hard work is the key. But so are good policies, better management of resources and accountability from everyone and those in particular decision-making positions.

Uncle, I heard they arrested that MP who is poised to challenge you in 2020. A friend of mine told me, “He was arrested under your Uncle’s order”. I couldn’t believe it. I don’t. I know you like challenges. You wouldn’t care if someone called you a monkey. I defended you the best way I could. I know my Uncle.

However, if there is any truth to the “order” narratives, I should caution you. Human curiosity is something amazing. The more he is mentioned, the more his message will spread. People like to support the “underdogs”. They want to see them win. It’s because most people are underdogs anyway.

Before grandpa passed away, he told me a story about a man who lost a race to a frog. A frog? I was shocked. How can a man lose a race to a frog? Grandpa said, “Because he kept kicking the frog to the front. The frog got there before him”. I will never forget that story.

Then the other day I got a call from some comrades at Amnesty International. They wanted an interview with me about you. They say you violate human rights. You jail your opponents or anyone who disagrees with you. Is it true Uncle? Of course, I turned down their interview request. What was I going to say? I needed to hear from you first whether these allegations are true or not.

One thing I know is that you’re a humble and caring man. No one is going to sit in jail just because they disagreed with you. Unless if you have changed. I remember when I was young you and I did not agree with what subjects I should take in high school. You wanted me to take science subjects like you. I wanted Arts. I wanted to be a writer.

Remember? But you didn’t jail me. You said I was free to choose whatever makes me happy. You didn’t even wither when your friends used to make fun about the shape of your head.

Before I forget, I heard you mentioned a ban on imported clothes? One source that I treat with a pinch of salt told me that. Now Uncle, if you said that, I am worried. Do you want us to go back to the days of “two torches”? That’s the only time I saw your butts by the way. Please think through unless if you tell me it was just politics. To make clothes enough for over 50 million people is not a joke Uncle.

I also wanted to mention something I consider to be important. Everywhere I go, I am bombarded with finger pointing accusations that my Uncle is no longer the same. They say the Uncle that caused the popular social media hashtag is nowhere to be seen. They mention the treatment of those who oppose you as their living and usable examples. They say you treat everyone who disagrees with you as “enemies of state”. Knowing you, I know that’s not true. But…

Here is the thing Uncle; I believe, if you want to become a truly respected leader (and not just feared one), you will have to level the playing field. Talk the talk and walk the walk. I know in some (or even most) cases the fallout comes from your subordinates who have failed to grasp your vision. But you are the leader. You are responsible. Just like when things go right you get the credits, allow yourself to take responsibility when things go wrong. Fix it.

The oppositions are now winning that battle. They have branded you as an “emerging dictator”, and it’s easy to be persuaded by that opinion. I know they could just be trying to make a mountain out of a molehill. But opinions matters. In today’s world, bad news travels even faster.

My advice is; let them handgrip their business like folks in a free world. After all, Tanzania is known to be a cradle of humankind. The city you live in is the haven of peace. Let it be. Concentrate on implementing your campaign promises and nation building initiatives. Wananchi are smart enough to know the difference. You don’t even need to bash them on stages. As grandma likes to say; actions speak louder than words.

I love you, Uncle. I miss you too. What book are you reading now? You instilled in me the love of reading. I value that. A lot. I am now reading “The Origins Of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt. I like it so far. I will send you a copy even though I am not sure whether you still like to read or have time. I still remember how you encouraged me to read “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe. I still have a copy of that book.

Till next week.

Yours truly, Jeff