In anticipation of the release of his new Album, Wakazi drops two singles in a week, to give the fans a glimpse of what’s to come soon. “Hapa Wakazi Tu” is a lyrical barbed wire track that has Wakazi taking it back to the “Abacus” days with Bars & Punchlines to leave diehard fans demanding for more. The catchy hook will surely be a treat to even non rap fans, thanks to the now renowned national slogan “Hapa Kazi Tu” which Wakazi playfully twisted, hoping to birth a national anthem in his own right. The borrowed opening lines (from Hashim Dogo) may be more than just paying homage, as he also reference him in the opening of the second verse through clever wordplay. Hashim (now retired) who is the undisputed most technical emcee from Tanzania, laid the blueprint for the likes of Fid Q, Nikki Mbishi, One Incredible & others. Listening to “Hapa Wakazi Tu” it is clear that Wakazi wants to let Hashim & lyrical lovers (word to Uhhh) know that he is paying attention on the techniques of rhyming. Fresh off an upcountry region tour, this joint is also a celebration of a musical journey, and a laugh at critics, who said he couldn’t do it. Hapa Wakazi Tu is the Swahili for “Only Wakazi here” and it is safe to say, that’s what the fans are going to be screaming when the Kisimani album drops.
On double release week, Wakazi goes his fans a gift of a club banger, “Bakora”. The Abbah produced track, has Wakazi taking it back to the classic Bongofleva era with the sound (which was birthed by Bongo Records). It’s not so often that a party song can also be a metaphoric effort, but such is the case for this master of wordplay. Originally recorded as a freestyle in his Mtikila mixtape, soon the song picked steam to a point he was urged to get back to the studio and re-invent it. This is as good and tolerable as a braggadocio track can be, thanks to a catchy hook, witty rhymes, and perfect instrumentations. Also a single off the Kisimani album, that slated to be released in August, “Bakora” wipes out the notion that this anticipated album would only cater to hardcore fans, as it can be seen clearly that even the girls want “Bakoooooora”.
Tanzania superstar – Diamond Platnumz dishes out the visuals to his latest single – “Eneka”. The song was written by Diamond Platnumz himself and produced by Laizer Classic.
The video was shot in South Africa and directed by Sesan.
Tanzania’s super couple Nahreel and Aika (Navy Kenzo) and Africa’s dancehall bae ‘Patoranking’ fianaly share the visuals to their collaboration ‘Bajaj’ which is a single off the Duo’s debut album ‘AIM (Above Inna Minute).
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Here is the crisp visuals to the recently released FIRE single by multiple AFRIMMA winner Diamond Platnumz, featuring Nigerian music diva, Tiwa Savage.
Mavin Records superstar singer – Reekado Banks is out with another gbedu wey dey burst brain.
Off his debut album – “Spotlight” the singer gives “Move” the visual treatment, the song features Tanzanian diva and songstress – Vanessa Mdee
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Navy Kenzo have released their second music video from their debut album the single, “Morning”. Morning is the official 6th single from their album, AIM. which was released in January 20, 2017. The video was shot in one day during their latest tour at various locations in Israel and directed by Smirnov Gleb and Avi Johnny Azri.
The duo approached Smirnov Gleb with a basic idea for Morning, and from there they developed the concept together. The video comprises of a less vibrant, dull greenish theme with the duo having some classic fun romantic moments and creating random little scenes in front of a number of diverse backdrops.
“We chose Morning as the second single and video from the album, seeing as we got a lot of great feedback about the song from fans and Israel was a perfect place to pull it off. It’s also one of our favorites from the album.”
The song is an ultimate pop and down-tempo which fits the less vibrant, dull colors of the video. This video does tell an explicit story through storyline, musically the song isn’t ‘dark’, which also inspires the use of the colors and interesting compositions. The song does however feature a bit of an edge and to accompany that, they chose some city views and street localities.
Tanzanian super star singer-songwriter and producer Jux, releases the visuals to his latest single ‘Umenikamata’. Sitting with over a hundred thousand views on VEVO, Umenikamata is Swahili for ‘You’ve Captured Me’. So watch and share with the one who has your heart and fall in love again.
The most anticipated music video in the East African region, by singers Bahati and Rayvanny, has finally been released.
Dubbed ‘Nikumbushe’, the track is a collaboration between the Kenyan gospel singer and Tanzania’s Bongo Flava star Rayvanny.
Produced by Tanzanian record label Wasafi Records owned by singer Diamond Platnumz and Bahati’s EMB Records, the track made history as the top trending and most downloaded song on wasafi’s website where it was exclusively released.
The video, directed by X Antonio, was released on Tuesday and has since been viewed over 100,000 times on Youtube. NTV’s Larry Madowo also makes a surprise cameo appearance.