Top 10 Musicians in Tanzania

May 05,
2024
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Tanzania boasts a vibrant music scene, with Bongo Flava reigning supreme. This genre blends Afropop, hip-hop, and R&B, capturing the nation's energy and spirit. Here's a glimpse into the top 10 Tanzanian musicians who are shaping the soundscape and captivating audiences.
Top 10 Musicians in Tanzania
Diamond Platnumz

#1 - Diamond Platnumz

Diamond Platnumz is a famous Tanzanian musician known for his hit song "Number One". He is the first African artist to reach 900 million views on Youtube and has won awards like "Best African Act". He is also a successful businessman who founded his own record label and media company.

Rayvanny

#2 - Rayvanny

Rayvanny is a Tanzanian musician and considered the most successful bongo flava artist from the Mbeya region. He is known for his Swahili songs including hits like "Kwetu", "Number One", and "Te Quiero".

Harmonize

#3 - Harmonize

Rajab Abdul Kahali, also known by his stage name Harmonize, is a Tanzanian Bongo Flava recording artist, and entrepreneur. Throughout his career, Harmonize has worked with many other African musicians, including Burna Boy, Yemi Alade, Ruger, Sarkodie and Naira Marley.

Alikiba

#4 - Alikiba

Ali Saleh Kiba, best known as Ali Kiba or occasionally as King Kiba, is a Tanzanian musician and songwriter. He is one of the most talented musicians in East Africa and mostly considered the King of Bongo Flava music Genre. He is from Kigoma and the owner of Kings Music label and the Crown Media Group.

Jux

#5 - Jux

Juma Mussa Mkambala (born September 1, 1989), known professionally by his stage name Jux, is a Tanzanian artist and songwriter. Jux's music is a blend of RnB, Bongo Flava, and Afrobeats, with some of his most popular songs consisting of "NitasubirI," "Fashion Killer," "Sugua," "Juu" and "Nidhibiti", each growing his household name in Tanzania and East Africa.

Marioo

#6 - Marioo

Omary Ally Mwanga, known professionally as Marioo, is a Tanzanian singer, songwriter, and music producer. He is known for his hits such as Bia Tamu, Mama Amina, Dear Ex, Raha, Mi Amor and Naogopa, songs that have made him a household name in Tanzania.

Ibraah

#7 - Ibraah

Ibrahim Abdallah Nampunga popularly known as Ibraah is a Tanzanian fast-rising songwriter and singer. Currently, he is signed under the Konde Music Worldwide Label. The Konde Music Worldwide Label is owned by Harmonize

Nandy

#8 - Nandy

Faustina Charles Mfinanga, popularly known by her stage name Nandy is a Tanzanian singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born and raised in the town of Moshi, Tanzania in the Kilimanjaro Region. She won the All Africa Music Awards twice in the best female artist in East Africa category in 2017 and 2020.

Mbosso

#9 - Mbosso

Mbwana Yusuf Kilungi, better known by his stage name Mbosso Khan is a Tanzanian singer and songwriter born in Kibiti, Pwani Region, he is currently based in Dar es Salaam and signed under WCB Wasafi record label. Mbosso is known for his songs "Nadekezwa" and "Hodari" which won Video of the Year at HiPipo Awards 2019.

Zuchu

#10 - Zuchu

Zuhura Othman Soud better known by her stage name Zuchu, born is a Tanzanian singer and songwriter born in Zanzibar. She is based in Dar es Salaam and signed to WCB Wasafi record label. She was awarded the Silver Plaque Button by YouTube for hitting 100,000 subscribers within a week.