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From the stronghold of hip hop in Tanzania, the city of Arusha, comes ‘Sitowasahau’ (Swahili for ‘I won’t forget them’), the new video and single by JCB with a chorus by John Massangwa. The first single from his latest album ‘Nakala za makala’ is a tribute to Faza Nelly...

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Ali Kiba without autotune


At his young age, Ali Kiba (also spelled Alikiba or Ally Kiba) from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania has already seen much of the world. His songs, most notably the monster hit Cinderella, have become known and loved all throughout the Swahili speaking countries of East Africa as well as...

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Mzungu Kichaa


‘Mzungu kichaa’ (crazy white guy) has been an expression circling in the Tanzanian hip hop scene ever since a Danish rapper called Joker did a collabo with popular artist Mr II (Sugu aka 2Proud) back in 1998. Ever since, every white man involved in Tanzanian hip hop would be...

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