If life was like a straight line, it would probably be very boring. I believe, as human beings, we are made to see and cope with upsides and downs. The downs can be painful. I know. But to go up you must be down first. It’s like wanting to go to heaven without dying first. It is impossible. You must die first. Therefore, sufferings are part of life. It is never a smooth road. An off road of some sort and you have no 4 wheel drive. You will get stuck and have to unstuck yourself.
Those are thoughts that came through my mind as I was listening to the lyrics of Lady Jay Dee’s new official video for her song Nasimama[I Am Standing-Up]. Here is the video
The story of her life is now one of the most inspiring. She was once upon a time one of the most sought,loved and paid female artist in Tanzania. Then fame and probably money, got best of her. She fell and fell real hard. Drugs almost cost her life.
What makes her story interesting is the fact that when fell, she got courage and assistance to rise up again. Her foundation, Ray C Foundation, is now trying to help a lot of folks [especially youths] get back on their feet after making the same kind of fall.
But she is who she is because of music. She hasn’t forgotten. She is set to make a come back in music. Here is the teaser of what she is “cooking” with Legendary Music.Stay tuned.
After an on and off lengthy illness, Tanzanian veteran musician,Maalim ,Gurumo passed away yesterday in Dar es Salaam. Maalim Gurumo died at the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) where he was admitted.
He will be remembered as one of the top and talented musicians to have ever emerged from Tanzania. He was one of the greatest songwriter with almost all his songs telling a tale of caution towards life and how we view the world. Gurumo, an ardent Simba Sports Club fan, was a member of the Msondo Ngoma Music Band for over ten years.
May God rest his soul in eternal peace. Amen
I predict this interview will create some buzz…in good and probably not so good vibes[it all depend on the mindset]. Mzungu Kichaa talks about Tanzanian artists’[including himself] struggles,challenges and suggestions.WATCH
“I wasn’t a follower of fashion. It was a world unknown. Then I met my stylist, Micaela Erlanger, and we came to interpret my style: clean lines, strong color. I don’t dress to impress; I don’t feel that pressure.”-Lupita Nyong’o talking about Fashion
Hakuna ubishi kwamba Jay Z na mkewe Beyonce ni couple inayotamba zaidi kiasi kwamba kila wanalolifanya au kusema hupamba kurasa za mbele za vyombo vya habari. Basi kama hilo ni la kuaminika,hii hapa sababu nyingine ya wawili hawa ambao siku hizi wana mtoto, Blue Ivy kuzungumziwa.
Hivi karibuni Jay Z na mkewe walikuwa katika visiwa vya Dominican Republic kwa mapumziko mafupi na bila shaka kusherehekea miaka 6 ya ndoa yao. Hizi hapa baadhi ya picha zao kutoka katika visiwa hivyo vilivyopo Amerika ya Kati
Anne Kansiime is without a doubt the top female comedian in East Africa as I write this post. If you haven’t heard of her I’d suggest you YouTube as soon as possible. You don’t want to be the one waving a hand when the train is not even visible.
Apart from cracking jokes, she has the other side. She is a beautiful lady and wife. Here are some photos she recently shared on her Official Facebook Fans Page.
If you dare touch the cables containing words like love,celebrities from East Africa, social networks etc…somewhere in between the name Prezzo will pop up. He has so far had his own share of controversy and triangles of love. If we can call his acts “roaming” then he has covered pretty well the East African cloud.
Who is his gal now? Well…at least the kind he would like to roll back his youthfulness with? The latest video can give you a clue. Watch
I am not sure whether Millian has a recollection of what I am about to write here. I have known him since late 90s. We first met when I used to work for DHL in Dar-es-salaam. He was one of my good customers sending and receiving parcels from United States. He’d pop in the office at Peugeot House and even before I take care of his parcels, we’d have a chat about music,life and other things. By then he was more into gospel music. I wasn’t sure where I stood between secular music vs gospel music.
One thing was clear. He had talent and love for music. Fast forward years later, he is now bringing his talent to the bigger stage. Here is one of his latest singles titled Lisa Love. Take a listen and hear the talent in him. I am sure there are more to come from Millian. All the best pal.