Diamond’s ‘Salome’

Haven’t posted one of these in a while but the song am doing today is the current hit in TZ and indeed East Africa, called ‘Salome’, from our resident hit maker Diamond.  Am a huge fan-there I said it, the guy certainly knows how to produce those hits I’ll give him that!

Now this tune-Oh dear what to say?!! If you remember this post about the ‘unsayables’ in Swahili and how we use better terms to refer to them (see here) then this song is the perfect example of the use of ‘clean’ Swahili to cover up the ‘unsayables’-Oh boy I blush!! 😉 😉 😉

Anyways I don’t have the balls to explain, hope you can get someone to explain to you what this song is REALLY about (if curiosity is just about killing you that is) but in the meantime just enjoy the tune because it’s certainly very catchy. ps: Parents not around at the moment so I’ve been playing this in the house all day, but the moment they return, it’s back to using my earphones-I think you get the drift he! he!

Also note this is the remake to one Saida Karoli’s mega hit years ago called ‘Mapenzi Kizunguzungu‘ (meaning ‘love is one big headache’ basically or something along those lines!), you can watch it here.


Ferooz’ ‘Starehe’

The song is obviously a message and warning about HIV AIDS (UKIMWI) and all its cousins. The video is pretty much self explanatory. Starehe means enjoyment, pleasure….etc. Fitting message to start off the weekend, happy Furahi Day!


Banana Zorro’s ‘Zoba’

Zoba refers to a fool (in this case a fool in love). Let’s hope all the ‘zoba’ leave their zoba-ish ways behind and start the new month on the right foot, happy new March everyone!… → -1543″ class=”Read More -link”>Read More

Banana Zorro’s ‘Mama Yangu’

No am not winding you up, his name really is Banana! (in Swahili we’d call him Ndizi!) Name jokes aside (ok not really,there’s more here!), this guy comes from one of the most musically talented families in TZ. His dad is a very respected artist, very cool too. They do gigs together with their band which is super awesome- father/son duos being rare to come by and all. Read More

Snura’s ‘majanga’

When I finally get to start on the Swahili & lyrics segment that’s long overdue,  this tune will definitely be one of the first ones I’ll cover.  It was so popular here in TZ last year (it still is actually) and until now people still refer to the word majanga when things aren’t so good. Majanga is a Swahili word meaning Read More

Diamond’s ‘Number ones’ (Ngololo!)

This tune’s  been ruling our airwaves for days, and for good reason! Personally I prefer the remix cuz of that added Naija flava, but the original ain’t too shabby either!

The original:

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Hii ni ya kuanzia mwaka…cheza bila kukunja goti!

So yeahs, again happy new year, just a post to prove my making it into 2014 😉 ‘Mimi nimeuona, nyinyi je?’ (I have seen it, what about you guys?)

So in the spirit of celebration, here’s one of Bongo Flava’s top hits for last year titled “cheza bila kukunja goti” which means:

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Ochu Sheggy’s ‘Kiingereza’

A funny,  satirical sort of tune. ‘Kiingereza’ means English and the guy is saying he can speak English-albeit only after he’s had a drink or two! Tanzanians are well known in EA for not paying that much attention to the English language and this is kind of making fun of that fact.