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KTMA winners thrill Dar fans

4th June 2012
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Twanga pepeta`s vocalist Lwiza Mbutu gets down to business during the show

The Kilimanjaro Tanzania Music Awards winners’ final tour took Dar es Salaam fans by storm at the Kijitonyama Postal grounds last Saturday.

 The KTMA winners showcased their rich talents to justify their competence that made them triumphant for the season.

Twelve of the KTMA winners and two music bands stole the show that started early in the evening as people thronged the entire venue in big numbers.

The Saturday’s big bash was the final out of the scheduled six regional tours that took the winners to Mbeya, Kilimanjaro, Mwanza, Dodoma and Mtwara.

 The winners travelled all the above mentioned region in efforts to appreciate the voters who made them to clinch the prizes in a gala staged at the Mlimani City in Dar es Saturday

 The KTMA Tours was held with another objective of Kili Talent Search that netted six up-and-coming musicians who were give an opportunity to display their works before a multitude of fans.

The final bash was the longest of all the tours as fans looked unfazed by time until the organisers called it off early in the yesterday’s morning hours.

The entire Postal grounds at the Kijitonyama area was packed by fans who enjoyed at least a free Kilimanjaro beer for those regular drinkers.

 The up-and-coming musicians were the first to perform ahead of the KTMA winners.

Those who performed include Dodoma’s duo of Issa Dubat and Juma Madaraka,
Christian Joachim of Mwanza, Neema Agrey (Mbeya), Gasper Shabiri (Moshi) and Mtwara’s Nicholas Samuel.

Reggae music KTMA winners Warriors From the East, a band based in Arusha preceded African Stars ‘Twanga Pepeta’ who won the best Swahili music award at the stage.

African Stars’ composition that won them the KTMA Dunia Daraja and their latest Shamba la Twanga song thrilled fans when they took the stage.

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Music bad best rapper Kalidjo Kitokololo followed latter and was supported by dancers from the FM Academia by the names of Queen Suzy, Levi Boy, Amina Maradona and one Lokolee.

Dar’s newest Taarab sensation Isha ‘Mashauzi’ Ramadhani also had her opportunity
As fans resorted into ‘Kiduku’ playing style that intensified the entertainment tempo as time was running out.


However, KTMA winning duo of Diamond and Hip Hop master Roma Mkatoliki made a huge difference when they took the stage.

Diamond had his dancers on the stage ahead of him as that was a pint when fans cheered at the top of their voices to herald the artist’s popularity.

 One of the dancers teased the fans when he said the show is over before Mkatoliki took the stage.

 The show would have almost turned into a mess as the announcement triggered anger among the fans who were still looking for more fun and entertainment.

 Calm was restored as other KTMA winners in the likes of AT, Ben Pol, Queen Darleen, Suma Lee, Barnaba, Ommy Dimpoz and Ally Kiba played their part.

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN
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