People, who make predictions on East Africa’s music, have it that Vanessa Mdee is the coming or is the female version of Diamond Platinumz. You’d understand them. She is, above all, organized and understands the etiquettes of music as art. It could be from her experience in the industry as the VJ before she ducked her fear of studio booth and decided to do it.
Her latest single Hawajui, has a video. You are about to watch it below. Go ahead.
You can also download the original song below
The 64th edition of Miss World beauty contest is less than a week away. It will be held on December 14,2014 at ExCeL London in London, England. Megan Young of the Philippines will crown her successor at the end of the event. 122 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown.
One of those contestants is Happiness Watimanywa. With a number of events already taken place, Happiness hasn’t been doing that bad. She is not among top contenders yet but that shouldn’t discourage anyone. She may climb the ladder.
Happiness has done well in the Charity Gala. She can do better with your help. Your vote is important. Visit www.missworld.com to learn more. See below some videos from Happiness reminding you how you can help her win or signify Tanzania’s participation at the global stage.
After 63 days of life, drama, loneliness and 24/7 live TV’s scrutiny inside the Big Brother Africa house, Tanzanian representative, Idris, has emerged the winner and therefore winning the grand prize of $300,000 USD!
It wasn’t easy for Idris to win. Big Brother Africa is aggressively dominating the title of Africa’s hottest reality TV show and the prize makes it every country’s target. Thank God for him, he managed to have almost the entire country supporting him plus support from other African countries such as neighbouring Kenya, Uganda etc to win.
It’s not clear yet how Idris, 21 years old photographer who describes himself as ‘smart, charming, funny, flirty and creative is planning to use him earned cash.
We congratulate Idris on this win which comes just over a week since another Tanzanian, Diamond Platinumz won 3 Channel O Awards 2014 in South Africa.
Prezzo is Kenyan. However, he has so much love for Tanzania in such a way that in a number of times he is confused [by music fans] to be the kid from Jakaya’s home. It works well for him. An artist shouldn’t have boundaries.
It’s no surprise; therefore, he is launching his latest single on a Tanzanian based digital music selling platform, Mkito. To him, Tanzania is home. He once almost found love in the land of peace and harmony before the dramatic scandals fueled by misuses of social media.
Enough stories. Here is his latest single Bila Mundai [I have no clue what Mundai means]. Listen,download and tell your friend to get it as well.
The Internet is a vast and seemingly limitless space, but it’s no match for PSY.
According to CNN, “Gangnam Style,” the South Korean pop star’s enduring video phenomenon from 2012, has surpassed 2,147,483,647 views on YouTube, maxing out the site’s original view counter.
“We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer (=2,147,483,647 views), but that was before we met PSY,” wrote Google, which owns YouTube, in a blog post this week. ” ‘Gangnam Style’ has been viewed so many times we have to upgrade!”
For anyone who doesn’t have an advanced degree in computing, that basically means YouTube’s view counter was based on a 32-bit integer, a unit of data in computer programming languages, and the number 2,147,483,647 is its maximum positive value.
When programmers built YouTube nine years ago, they probably never imagined that a video on the young platform — back when several million views was considered a smash hit — might be watched more than 2.1 billion times.
As of late Wednesday morning, “Gangnam Style” had breached the barrier, showing more than 2,152,512,000 views.
So how is this possible?
YouTube’s software engineers saw the problem coming and recently updated to a 64-bit view counter across the site, Google spokesman Matt McLernon said. The view counter can now go up to 9 quintillion views (9,223,372,036,854,775,808, to be exact), which should hold PSY for a while.
“Nothing actually broke,” McLernon said. “There was never anything that actually went wrong. It’s just people having fun with the language.”
Still, it’s an impressive feat for PSY’s trademark horse-riding dance video, which is almost 2½ years old. Uploaded in July 2012, “Gangnam Style” was the first clip to hit a billion views and is the most-watched video of all time. It was even the No. 5 most-played video on YouTube this past summer, McLernon said.
“People still play this video an absurd number of times,” he said.
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TID is known for his talent and of course his outspokenness and a bit of violent behavior that once saw him turning a jail cell to be his home. Nazizi, on the other hand, is known across East Africa as the First Lady Of Hip-Hop. When it comes to the game, she is deep and true like a real soldier in a real war.
These two, TID and Naziz, have teamed up for a collaboration that reveals their true talent. Before the Christmas lights are light up, Pressure is here to help you put those lights on properly.
I am hereby presenting Pressure from TID Featuring Naziz
If you probably don’t know much about Naziz, she is Kenyan with a deep Tanzanian connection. Rapper Jafarai is her brother. Get that?
And Here Is The Official VIDEO
With 3 Channel O Music Awards to show, Diamond Platinumz received a well-deserved reception of a homecoming hero. You just couldn’t have missed the noises, jubilation and slow moving traffic on the roads his entourage took from Julius Kambarage Nyerere International Airport where he landed from South Africa where, over the weekend, he scooped the awards that have now redefined his skyrocketing career even further. He made history by becoming the first East African artist with triple wins in a single night.
The warm kernel of happiness occupied the center of being of thousands of fans that couldn’t wait to see him and a glance of plaques he proudly held in his hands. You have done made us proud. Their eyes were telling. Their admiration was obvious him. Some left their work posts to watch him ride through streets and roads that he once walked on almost barefoot and shirtless. With blush of pleasure rising to his cheeks, you could tell he was having that wonderful sense of coming home as a winner.
Perhaps what make Diamond Platinumz story worth paying attention for aren’t just the awards winning marathon. He comes from less than humble beginnings. His childhood was poverty stricken in such a way that, according to his mom, sometimes food on the table was a big question of the day. Through it all, he never gave up. He didn’t join the gang or start abusing substances. He could have but he chose a different path instead. He waited for his lucky hour while making ends meet in legally.
Years later he is no longer that shirtless kid. He gave himself the stage name Diamond and he is now shining like a diamond. Whether his journey has just started or not, it all depends on what he has in store. He understands that he now has to work harder than ever before. To get where he is could have seemed a hard job. It is even harder to stay there. It is a seat millions more are aiming for. As of now, let’s all be a chorus of drawn-out “ohs” followed by laughter and excited applause. He did it!
Incase you haven’t downloaded his latest single, Ntampata Wapi, you can do so now
For a little while, Diamond Platinumz is what we’ll be talking about. Over the weekend, in Johannesburg-South Africa he broke the record for becoming the first East African artists to win 3 Channel O Music Awards in one night. He deserves it. He is presently running the show with hit songs and the kind of music that makes people feel good. They are the kind of songs that helps him enjoy the maximum shares of the African music market at the moment.
But as much as we talk about Diamond, we shouldn’t forget the folks that help him learn and appreciate the art of learning how to survive and succeed. I am talking about his management; as seen in the photo above. I have been lucky enough to deal with all of them while coordinating one of his international tours. Diamond is managed by multiple personalities. He has closed doors advisers that I am aware of but wouldn’t want to name them here.
It therefore didn’t surprise to hear him thanking his management over and over again during his award receiving speeches and even in his social media accounts. These fellas work hard behind him. They sometimes pushes the buttons too hard but as long as they get the work done, they deserve acknowledgement and praises. There is no way Diamond would have done what he has managed to do so far without having a team behind.
From left it is Salam, Babu Tale and Mkubwa Fella who announced recently that he is joining political party politics under CCM wing. Therefore, as you congratulate Diamond, don’t forget these fellas who works just as hard to push forward not only Diamond’s music but rather generation X’s music to the global stage.