Tanzania Songs is a genre of popular music that originated in Tanzania in the early 1990s. It is a mix of traditional Tanzanian music with elements of hip hop, R&B, and reggae. Tanzania Songs is one of the most popular genres of music in Tanzania, and it has also gained popularity in other parts of Africa and the world.
1. I Don’t Care – Darassa
Darassa (born Sharif Thabit Ramadhan on September 3, 1988) is a Tanzanian hip hop artist. He is known for his distinctive sound and alluring beats, and his music has gained popularity across East Africa.
Darassa began his music career in 2014 with the single “Sikati Tamaa” featuring Ben Pol. He then took a break from music before returning in 2016 with the hit song “Utanipenda” featuring Rich Mavoko. His biggest hit to date is “Muziki” featuring Ben Pol, which was released in the same year and became a massive hit across the region.
Darassa’s music is a fusion of traditional African rhythms with contemporary sounds. His lyrics often speak of social issues, love, and the pursuit of success. He is a rising star in the Tanzanian music scene, and his music is inspiring listeners all over Africa.
Here is a list of Darassa’s top songs
- I Like It
- Hasara Roho
- Kama Utanipenda
- Too Much
- Heya Haye
- Utantoa Roho
- Mind Your Business
Watch I Don’t Care – Darassa
2. Shisha (feat. Mr Nice) – Marioo
Marioo (real name Omary Ally Mwanga) is a Tanzanian singer, songwriter, poet, and music producer. He was born in Temeke, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on December 31, 1995. Marioo began his music career as a songwriter, penning hits for artists such as Nandy and Harmonize. He released his debut album, “Mario”, in 2021, and has since become one of the most popular and successful artists in Tanzania.
Marioo’s music is a blend of Bongo Flava, amapiano, and afropop. His songs are known for their catchy melodies, relatable lyrics, and energetic performances. Marioo has won numerous awards for his music, including three Tanzanian Music Awards in 2022. He was also ranked 39th on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 40 best afropop songs of 2022.
Here are Marioo’s top songs, based on popularity and streams
- Mama Amina (feat. Sho Madjozi & Bontle Smith)
- Ya Uchungu
- Nakuja Remix (feat. Balaa Mc)
- Dar Kugumu
These songs are all a good representation of Marioo’s diverse musical style, which blends Afropop, Bongo Flava, and R&B. They are all catchy, well-produced, and feature Marioo’s smooth vocals and romantic lyrics.
Watch Shisha (feat. Mr Nice) – Marioo
3. Naringa – Zuchu
Zuchu (born Zuhura Othman Soud on November 22, 1993) is a Tanzanian singer and songwriter. She is signed to WCB Wasafi Records, a record label owned by Diamond Platnumz. Zuchu rose to fame after releasing her debut single “Kwaru” in 2019, which became a hit in East Africa.
Zuchu is known for her unique sound, which blends traditional Bongo Flava with elements of Afrobeats, R&B, and Taarab. She has released several hit singles, including “Sukari”, “Narenga”, and “Wana”. Zuchu has also collaborated with some of the biggest names in African music, including Diamond Platnumz, Harmonize, and Rayvanny.
In addition to her music career, Zuchu is also a successful businesswoman. She has her own clothing line, perfume line, and a beauty salon. Zuchu is also one of the most endorsed female artists in Africa. She has been a brand ambassador for several major companies, including Darling Hair Tanzania, Wasafi BET, Spotify, and Zantel.
Here are Zuchu’s top songs based on streams and views
- Nyumba Ndogo
- Hakuna Kulala
Watch Naringa – Zuchu
4. Sijalewa – Harmonize
Harmonize (real name Rajab Abdul Kahali) is a Tanzanian singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is known for his Afro Bongo sound, a fusion of Bongo Flava and elements of Nigerian Afrobeat music. Harmonize is also the founder of Konde Music Worldwide, a record label.
Harmonize began his music career in 2015 with the release of his debut single, “Aiyola.” He quickly gained popularity in Tanzania and the East African region with his catchy songs and energetic live performances. In 2016, he released his debut album, “Made for Us,” which was a commercial success.
Harmonize has collaborated with many top African artists, including Diamond Platnumz, Yemi Alade, and Morgan Heritage. He has also won numerous awards, including the WatsUp Africa Music Video Award for Best African Newcomer Video and the MTV Africa Music Award for Best Male Artist in Eastern Africa.
Here is a list of Harmonize’s top songs
- Attitude ft. Awilo Longomba & H Baba
- Happy Birthday
- Never Give Up
- Yumba ft. Harmonize
- Kainama (Mixed)
Watch Sijalewa – Harmonize
5. Wewe Hapo (feat. Marioo) – Lony Bway
Lony Bway (real name Jimmy Edson Myovela) is a Tanzanian musician and songwriter. He was born in Iringa, Tanzania, and began his interest in music at a young age. He signed with Dreamcash Records in 2022 and has since released several singles and EPs, including “Mashine Tatu” and “NAKUKUMBUKA”. His music is a mix of Afrobeats, R&B, and dancehall, and he is known for his catchy melodies and energetic performances.
Here are Lony Bway’s top songs.
- Wewe hapoo (feat. Marioo)
- Isabela (feat. G Nako)
- Wewe Hapo
- Wamenichokoza (feat. Chino Kidd)
- La Moto
Watch Wewe Hapo (feat. Marioo) – Lony Bway
6. Sele (feat. Chley) – Mbosso
Mbosso (real name Mbwana Yusuf Kilungi) is a Tanzanian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is signed to the WCB Wasafi record label. Mbosso is known for his soulful voice and his ability to blend different musical genres, including bongo flava, Afrobeats, and R&B.
Mbosso started his music career in 2013 as a member of the group Yamoto Band. The group disbanded in 2015, and Mbosso went solo. He released his debut studio album, Definition of Love, in 2021.
Mbosso has won numerous awards for his music, including the Video of the Year award at the HiPipo Awards in 2019 for his songs “Nadekezwa” and “Hodari.” He is also a brand ambassador for several companies, including Tanga Fresh milk.
Here is a list of Mbosso’s top songs
- Baikoko (feat. Diamond Platnumz)
- Huyu Hapa
Watch Sele (feat. Chley) – Mbosso
7. Huku – Alikiba & Tommy Flavour
Alikiba (real name Ali Saleh Kiba) is a Tanzanian singer, songwriter, record producer, and businessman. He is one of the most successful and popular Bongo Flava artists of all time. He is also known as “King Kiba” and “King of Bongo Flava”.
Alikiba was born in Iringa, Tanzania, on November 26, 1986. He began his music career in 2005 with the release of his debut album, Mwana. The album was a commercial success and launched Alikiba’s career into the mainstream.
Since then, Alikiba has released several more albums, including Cinderella, Nakshi Mrembo, Usiniseme, Dushelele, Single Boy, Mapenzi Yana Run Dunia, and Macmuga. He has also collaborated with several other African artists, including Diamond Platnumz, R. Kelly, and One8.
Alikiba’s music is a blend of Bongo Flava, Afro pop, R&B, and Rhumba. He is known for his catchy melodies, energetic performances, and stylish fashion sense.
Here are some of Alikiba’s top songs
- Bwana Mdogo
- Maumivu Per Day
- Mvumo wa Radi
- AJE Remix
- Love Song (feat. Marioo)
Watch Huku – Alikiba & Tommy Flavour
8. Leo Ndio Leo (feat. Mbosso) – T-N-C
Leo Ndio Leo is a Cameroonian singer, songwriter, and producer. He was born in Yaoundé, Cameroon, in 1992. He began his music career in 2012, and released his debut album, “Le Son de la Rue”, in 2015. He has since released two more albums, “Un Jour à la Fois” (2017) and “Très Très Chaud” (2022).
Ndio Leo is known for his blend of Afrobeats, hip hop, and R&B. He has been praised for his unique sound and his ability to connect with his audience. He has won several awards, including the Canal d’Or Award for Best Male Artist (2016) and the Afrimma Award for Best Male Artist in Central Africa (2017).
In 2023, Ndio Leo was featured on the song “Indépendance” by Davido, which was a commercial success in Africa. He has also collaborated with other African artists, including Fally Ipupa, Wizkid, and Tiwa Savage.
Leo Ndio Leo mnamo Top songs
- “Mungu Baba” na Diamond Platnumz
- “Kawe” na Harmonize
- “Nakupenda” na Jux
- “Kula” na Rayvanny
- “Dunia” na Mbosso
Watch Leo Ndio Leo (feat. Mbosso) – T-N-C
9. Dali (feat. Baby S.O.N) – Kamo Mphela, Tyler ICU & Khalil Harrison
Kamo Mphela is a 23-year-old South African singer, dancer, and producer. She is best known as the “Queen of Amapiano”, a popular sub-genre of house music in South Africa. Mphela rose to fame in 2019 with her debut single “Suka Emabozeni”, which became an overnight sensation. She has since released several hit singles, including “Siyavuma”, “Amanikiniki”, and “Nkulunkulu”.
Mphela is also a talented dancer, and her energetic performances have made her a popular fixture on the South African music scene. She has worked with some of the biggest names in amapiano, including Kabza de Small, DJ Maphorisa, and Busiswa.
In addition to her music career, Mphela is also a successful businesswoman. She has her own clothing line and beauty brand. She is also a brand ambassador for several major companies.
Here is a list of Kamo Mphela’s top songs
- Love & Loyalty (Believe) (feat. Busiswa, DBN Gogo, Sino Msolo, Young Stunna)
- Amanikiniki (feat. Major League DJz, Kamo Mphela & Bontle Smith)
- Sandton (feat. Focalistic, Kamo Mphela & Bontle Smith)
- Ghost (feat. DaliWonga & Felo Le Tee)
- Percy Tau (feat. Nobantu Vilakazi & 9umba)
- Dubai (feat. Daliwonga, Sizwe Alakine & Tyler ICU)
- iPiano (feat. Felo Le Tee)
- Squander (feat. Niniola & Sayfar) (Remix)
- SBWL (feat. Kamo Mphela)
- HANNAH MONTANA
Watch Dali (feat. Baby S.O.N) – Kamo Mphela, Tyler ICU & Khalil Harrison
10. Shu! (feat. Chley) – Diamond Platnumz
Diamond Platnumz (real name Naseeb Abdul Juma Issack) is a Tanzanian bongo flava recording artist, dancer, philanthropist, and businessman. He is the founder and CEO of WCB Wasafi Record Label, Wasafi Bet, and Wasafi Media. Diamond has gained a massive following in East and Central Africa, and is considered one of the biggest superstars in Africa.
He is best known for his hit songs such as “Number One” (featuring Davido), “Tetema”, “Jeje”, “Waah”, and “Yope”. He has won numerous awards, including BET Awards, MTV Africa Music Awards, and Channel O Music Video Awards.
In addition to his music career, Diamond is also a successful businessman. He owns a number of businesses, including a record label, a betting company, and a media company. He is also a brand ambassador for several major companies, including Pepsi and Parimatch Africa.
Here are Kamo Mphela’s top songs
- Love & Loyalty (Believe)
- Amanikiniki (feat. Major League Djz, Kamo Mphela & Bontle Smith)
- Percy Tau
- iPiano (feat. Felo Le Tee)
- Squander (feat. Niniola & Sayfar) – Remix
- SBWL (feat. Kamo Mphela)
Shu! (feat. Chley) – Diamond Platnumz
What is most trending song in Tanzania?
According to Shazam, the most trending song in Tanzania as of October 30, 2023 is I Don’t Care by Darassa. It is a catchy pop song with a danceable beat and uplifting lyrics.
Other trending songs in Tanzania include:
- Dalie (feat. Baby S.O.N) by Kamo Mphela, Tyler ICU & Khalil Harrison
- Lala (feat. Vanillah) by B2k Mnyama
- Shisha (feat. Mr Nice) by Marioo
- Huku by Alikiba & Tommy Flavour
These songs are all popular among Tanzanians of all ages and from all walks of life. They are played on radio stations, in clubs, and at parties all over the country.
Who has many songs in Tanzania?
Diamond Platnumz has the most songs in Tanzania. He has released over 100 songs in his career, and many of them have been major hits. His songs are popular in Tanzania and throughout East Africa.
Other Tanzanian artists with many songs include:
- Ali Kiba
- Lava Lava
- Navy Kenzo
These artists are all very popular in Tanzania, and their songs are played on the radio and in clubs all over the country.
It is difficult to say definitively who has the most songs in Tanzania, as there is no official record. However, it is likely that Diamond Platnumz has the most songs released, given his long career and popularity.
Who is the most streamed artist in Tanzania?
Diamond Platnumz is the most streamed artist in Tanzania as of October 30, 2023. This is according to Spotify, which released its Wrapped 2022 data for Tanzania. Platnumz had three songs in the top five most streamed Tanzanian songs, and he was also the most streamed artist overall.
Here is the top five most streamed Tanzanian artists on Spotify in 2022:
- Diamond Platnumz
- Ali Kiba
Platnumz is one of the most popular and successful artists in Tanzania, and he has a large global following. He is known for his catchy songs, energetic performances, and stylish fashion sense.
Other popular Tanzanian artists who are also streamed heavily on Spotify include Harmonize, Marioo, Mbosso, Ali Kiba, Zuchu, Rayvanny, Jux, Nandy, and Barnaba Classic.
Top 10 Songs this week in Tanzania
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