As you can imagine [and I have said this many times before], in almost every single day,I receive a number of new released songs from established artists and upcoming ones. I usually spend my weekends listening to them. I will listen using Bose Headphones[ high end quality] and then listen from Dr.Dre[Beats] to House Of Marley etc. The idea is just to feel the music from different angles and get the message.
More importantly, you can also imagine how many songs I have to pass because either the beats were off and the message was horrible etc. It is hard to put away someone else’s work. However, I think sometimes we need to do that for the sake of industry. Remember, at BC we don’t take bribes. We only value what we think is worthwhile. And in most cases, when I don’t feature someone’s work, I write them to explain why. It is all for the love of music and what these young men and women are doing.
Here is one from an upcoming artist, Vumbe, that I think deserves a spot. Take a listen to Hali Yangu Featuring Lilian
Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Mheshimiwa Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete amemteua Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro kuwa Mbunge. Hiyo ni kutokana na madaraka aliyonayo Rais wa Jamhuri Ya Muungano wa Tanzania.
Taarifa iliyotolewa Ikulu, Dar es Salaam leo, Jumanne, Desemba 3, 2013, na Kaimu Katibu Mkuu Kiongozi, Dr. Florens Turuka inasema kuwa uteuzi huo umeanza jana, Desemba 2, 2013.
Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro ni Katibu wa Halmashauri Kuu ya Taifa, Idara ya Siasa na Uhusiano wa Kimataifa katika Chama cha Mapinduzi.
If life was/is a circle, then I think it is fair to say that the circle isn’t complete without regrets. At certain point of your life, you will be disappointed and hurt. No matter what you do to human race, there are fellows that will hurt your feelings to the core. They will see the bad while enjoying the coffee from the very mugs you bought with your sweat. They will walk around telling only the bad while in a real world, you have done so much to uplift them or give them the ground they are now seating on.
Even with all the regrets, what matters is how you handle those regrets and disappointments. I was watching my favorite preacher, Joel Osteen, the other day when his sermon was about remembering the good and forgetting the bad. That is what makes a difference in recycling the circle.
The above sentiment is what is in Mike Tee Feat Juma Nature’s new song Si Uliniona Sina Maana. Yes, some will see huna maana [ I know they can pretend too]. Take a listen from these two legends of Bongo Fleva/Bongo Hip-Hop.
A friend of mine e-mailed this with a subject line written “An Interesting Documentary”. Being a curious mind that I always am, I set time to watch this one. No better day could be than a Sunday evening [after a Sunday morning church] I love my Sunday evenings because apart from having had a “blessing” in the morning, I usually use that time to get myself focused for the week ahead.
As it turns out, my friend Aliko was very right. This NTV documentary highlights another class of con artists who uses religion to swindle people out of their lifetime savings, self-esteem and touch to humanity. What is featured in this documentary isn’t something new. Through t ages, we have come across lots of con artists who used the same Bible you and I hold tape your brain. What is alarming is that they are now just around your street. There are plenty of them nowadays. Could it be Jesus is about to come back? I don’t know. I don’t wanna sound like another preacher. Just Watch.
David Zacharia Kafulila is a Member Of Parliament representing Kigoma South Constituency under his party NCCR-Mageuzi. He takes care of Kigoma South since 2010. He was born on 15th February 1982. He is now, therefore, 31 years old which makes him one of the youngest Members of Parliament.
According to profile information available on Parliament website, he is yet to finish his Bachelor Of Arts degree from University of Dar-es-salaam. One of young, effective and the future..
Tabu Ley,mwanamuziki mkongwe na maarufu sana barani Afrika amefariki dunia akiwa na umri wa miaka 73. Kwa mujibu wa taarifa kupitia mitandao mbalimbali ya habari, Tabu leo amefikwa na mauti hospitalini nchini Ubelgiji alipokuwa akitibiwa kutokana na ugonjwa wa kiharusi uliompata tangu mwaka 2008.
Mkongwe huyo wa muziki atakumbukwa na mashabiki na wapenzi wa muziki barani Afrika na duniani kote kwa umahiri wake wa kuimba huku akitamba sana na nyimbo zake kama vile Muzina, Maze na Sorozo.
Alianza rasmi kazi ya muziki mwaka 1959 huku akiwa ameandika wimbo wake wa kwanza mwaka 1954. Mpaka anafariki dunia ametengeneza nyimbo zaidi ya 2,000 na kupika album takribani 250. Pumzika kwa amani Tabu Ley.
The Channel O Africa Music Video Awards are on its 10th year. And tonight we are about to see the new winners and probably the old winners winning it again. Tune in to Channel O  to watch the Live event from South Africa on DStv starting at 20:00 hrs time.
One of our own,AY, is up for three of them. In case you have forgotten who are the nominees and their videos, check them out here.
The original FIFA World Cup Trophy [ the magic golden structure] that almost every country in the world wishes to grab from the World Cup tournament, is on its world tour. As I am writing this piece, the trophy is in Tanzania. It is a good opportunity for wananchi to see [ and some to even touch it]. As you can see in the image above, Tanzanian President, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, has welcomed the officials and the trophy in Tanzania. This happened earlier today in a northern Tanzania’s city of Mwanza.
The trophy tour which is sponsored by Coca Cola, goes to 88 countries in just 267 days. As I was watching our President raise up the trophy with such a huge smile on his face, I just couldn’t stop thinking of the day Tanzanian soccer team[ Taifa Stars] will go against all odds and win the title. I know what you are thinking, it will never happen. Nah! In soccer everything is possible. We have seen big teams stunned by underdogs. It can surely happen. We just need to invest in the game and believe…Yes We Can.
While Pele remains almost undisputed King of soccer, other names are or can be closely attached to that kingdom. One of those names is David Beckham, former Captain of England national team and a global ambassadors of the game. He is known to be one of the player who did very well on the field [can anyone bend it like Beckham today?]. He connected soccer and fashion in a perfect sense only him knows how he did it. He then married Posh from the popular girls only group/band, The Spice Girls.
Now when you have achieved all that David Beckham has achieved, Hollywood may come knocking. It happens all the time; movies inspired by true events or actual people who lived or are still living.They want to put your inspirational life story on a big screen. Alas! You quickly or they quickly start to wonder who would do a great job of portraying your image, acts and everything else on a big screen?
David Beckham seems to have figured it out. He wants actor Brad Pitt, husband of Angelina Jolie to play him. If Brad won’t be able to do it then he’d go with Leonardo DeCaprio. This came from the interview he recently had with Talksport Radio.
Have you ever asked yourself who would you like to play you if a biopic about your life was made? I have. I am just not gonna tell you today.
Unakumbuka enzi za mashindao ya kucheza disko Tanzania? Unakumbuka majina kama Black Moses, Saba Jackson, Athumani DigaDiga, Bosco Cool J, Nigger na wengine kibao?
Basi kama ndio, hawa jamaa wa Isumba yaelekea wanataka kurejesha zama zile.Na wanaanzia kwa wakongwe DigaDiga na Bosco Cool J…Nani Mkali? I would have real loved to witness this battle. Go and see how the old school used to rock and roll or just get funky and sweaty.