On April 23, this year, a new Miss Universe Tanzania was crowned at the Mlimani City in Dar es Salaam. On that day, Arusha-born beauty Hellen Dausen became the fourth model to win the coveted title since MORE
INVADING a star-studded, talent-filled gospel music industry which boasts of the likes of Rose Muhando, Bahati Bukuku just but to mention a few and leaving an indelible mark is not easy but can only be MORE
FROM a beauty queen to a world class model -- that's the most appropriate description of Tanzania's Millen Magese, who at present ranks among Africa's top models.
The 2001 Miss Tanzania, whose real MORE
BI Kidude is an institution on Zanzibar, and remains East Africa’s greatest living musical legend. The diva of Zanzibar taarab, she also plays other musical styles including more ngoma-based unyago MORE
STEVEN Charles Kanumba is a household name not only in Tanzania, but also beyond its borders. He is one of the best film actors the country has ever produced.
The 26-year-old actor has travelled extensively MORE
KNOWN for his stage names Mr. II, Sugu and 2Proud, Joseph Osmund Mbilinyi is one of the founders of Hip hop music in Tanzania.
His lyrical style, which is methodical yet quick, has been mimicked by MORE
WHEN he dropped those infamous 16 bars on a featured track 'Ukweli na Uwazi' on the now classic 'Wachuja Nafaka' album, Bongo Hip hop was born again through the sharp lyricism of Fareed Kubanda aka Fid MORE
DULLY Sykes, also known as Mr Misifa or Mr Chicks, is a Tanzanian Bongo Flava musician and one of the pioneers of Swahili dancehall in East Africa.
Born Abdul Sykes in 1981, Dully is following the MORE
JOSEPH Haule is not a new name in the Tanzanian music circles. He is revered as one of the most versatile, creative and crowd-pleasing artists within the country and East Africa as a whole.
Best known MORE
Sarah Kaisi, popularly known as Shaa, is a talented Tanzanian music artist in every sense of the word.
One of Shaa's fans has described the vibrant music star as extra gorgeous and very gifted.
KHADIJA Saad Mwanamboka has grown to become one of the most renowned fashion designers in Tanzania.
She was born in Dar es Salaam in 1977 and after completion of her formal education, first at Olympio MORE
WHEN two persons love each other, nothing is more important and delightful to them than giving – giving always and everything.
This wisdom is repeated in many songs of Tanzanian diva Stara Thomas, MORE
PASCHAL Ndomba may not be a house hold name in Tanzania's boxing scene, but his exploits in non-title fights has endeared him to boxing enthusiasts in the country.
Coming from a humble background, Ndomba, MORE
AY is arguably one of the most selling brand of Bongo Flava Hip Hop, whose musical success has earned him a host of international shows.
Apart from winning several local and regional music accolades MORE
AS a young boy growing up in Kigoma Region, he looked up to Verkys Kiamangwana Mateta, one of the most influential figures in the history of Congolese music.
He idolised the Congolese music maestro, who MORE
SHE is among a few Tanzanian female singers who have of late been landing invitations to perform at various high-profile events within and outside the country.
She sings in various languages, including MORE
THE Tanzania Women of Achievement Awards, launched by a local firm, Frontline Management in early September, took place on December 3 at the Mlimani City Hall. The awards seek to recognize Tanzanian MORE
THE Miss East Africa 2009 whirlwind is expected to whip into Dar es Salaam this week, with beauties from across the region gathering to kick off the official countdown to this month's grand finale.
SEASONED vocalist Muhidin Maalim Gurumo and his Msondo Ngoma Music Band will tomorrow give their fans an ideal Idd el-Haj gift -- a new song.
Titled 'Riziki ni Pato Langu', the track is one of the songs MORE
MULTI-TALENTED artist Thabit Abdul is working on his new film 'True Secret' to be released later this year.
In an interview with THISDAY yesterday, Abdul, a key member of Jahazi Modern Taarab group, said MORE
DAR ES SALAAM'S New Msasani Club management has resorted to modeling stakeholders and well-wishers for support to help it stage Miss Tourism Eastern Zone 2009/2010 beauty contest.
Event coordinator Sophia MORE
PREPARATIONS for a concert for young taarab singers received a timely boost yesterday when Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL) forked out 5m/- for the event.
The show designed to provide young taarab singers MORE
JAVA Stereo Hall in Dar es Salaam will on November 30 be the centre of attraction as it hosts a special show featuring Mapacha Wanne Group.
The star-studded group is made up of four famed artists -- Charles MORE
BONGO Flava artistes have been challenged to be more creative and compose songs that can help sensitize Tanzanians on various issues pertaining to their development.
The challenge was made in the city MORE
RENOWNED fashion designer Khadija Mwanamboka yesterday revealed her love for children with a call to negligent parents and guardians to cultivate a culture of being role models for the children.
A NUMBER of folk music and theatre art groups are expected to spice up this year's Miss Tourism Kinondoni beauty contest set for Friday at New Msasani Club in Dar es Salaam.
They include Makumbusho Village MORE
OVERWHELMED by a passion to put a smile on the faces of the unprivileged children, seasoned Tanzanian Hip-Hop artist Rashid Abdalah has composed a special song on their plight.
Titled 'Watoto', the single MORE
THE Alliance Francaise in Dar es Salaam will tonight be the centre of attraction as it hosts a special fashion show featuring seasoned fashion designer Mustafa Hassanali.
Creations made out of left over MORE
REMEMBER the song 'Ogopa Tapeli'? How about the evergreen hit 'Penzi Haligawanyiki' featuring Kida Waziri's sweet voice?
Well, after a long self-exile, the angel-voiced songbird is back in the music scene MORE
AFRICAN Stars Twanga Pepeta band's lead dancer Hassan Juma, best known to his fans as 'Super Nyamwela,' is working on his new album 'Afrika Kilomondo' to be launched on December 18 in Dar es Salaam.
FOR Tanga residents, Beach Resort Hotel is a place to tonight as it hosts this year's Miss Tourism Tanga beauty contest.
Ten beauties are expected to battle it out for title and the jackpot that goes MORE
SERENGETI Breweries Limited (SBL) has forked out 35m/- to bankroll 'Kisura wa Tanzania' Project 2009.
The company's Public Relations and Communications Manager, Teddy Mapunda, handed over a dummy cheque MORE
A MAJOR treat is in store for Dar es Salaam Hip-Hop fans this weekend with the presence of renowned American rapper Busta Rhymes.
The hitmaker is expected in the country on Friday for Fiesta 2009 set MORE
MISS East Africa 2009 contestants are expected to start arriving in Dar es Salaam on December 1.
Miss East Africa pageant organising committee chairman Rena Callist said in the city yesterday all is set MORE
MISS Universe Tanzania 2009 Illuminata James was due in Chengdu, China yesterday for this year's Miss International finale.
Illuminata is among 71 beauties from various countries across the world lined MORE
For women in Tanzania's humid Dar es Salaam port city, the "kanga" is must-have material, functioning as an everyday wraparound dress, bath towel, shawl and, when ragged, dish cloth and mop too.