After long search eventually Dar es Salaam picked up the best of Dicso Jokey and Master of Ceremony in a tense competition orgnaised by Str8Muzik Freestyle last Saturday.
It was the last show of the Tanzania Cigarette Company events when Charles Karume and Flavian Komba or Rota were declared winners for the best DJ and MC, respectively.
Indications of the duo emerging winners were noted earlier in the competition as hundreds of fans jammed the ‘San Ciro’ Club in Dar es Salaam. They performed impressively soon after taking to the stage.
While Karume took full control of the stage and sent the fans wild, Rota also was explosive to impress fans who cheered him throughout.
Karume won himself a brand new Pioneer DJ kit worth over 7m/- and a special award from Str8Muzik, Rota secured himself a chance to record three singles in as many top studios and six month promo plus a special award from Str8Muzik.
The prizes were handed over by the Sweet Menthol brand assistant Isamba Kasaka who congratulated the winners and said the competition was a great success.
Karume beat three other competitors namely Suleiman Khatibu, Nicholas Sembuche, and Ally Simba who were also equally competitive to deserve a place in the finals.
Rota battled against five other competitors including Juma Issa, Mo Mnyama, Abdul Hussein, George Paul and Andrea James.
The competition was tight as contestants gunned for the top prize to give judges hectic moment but eventually they managed to decide fairly.
The DJs’ category saw Simba as a first runners-up to claim 100,000 and a hamper from Str8Muzik, while Mo Mnyama, was second in the MCs category taking home similar prizes.
The competitors were drawn from Kinondoni, Temeke and Ilala districts attending the auditions and only four DJs and six MCs made it to the finals.
There was non-stop entertainment during the six-hour show as four dance groups namely B Boys, Tatanisha, Best of Kino and Best Friends performed to portray high skills in freestyle dances.
However, Best Friends were on top of the rest as they managed to take home a cash prize of one million shillings courtesy of Str8Muzik. B Boys were second to pocket 400, 000/-.
The groups entertained fans and convinced judges for their unique prowess.
There were also interludes of performances from top artistes in the likes of Juma Nature with his Wanaume Halisi Group TMK, God Zila and Haleluya, who was the best MC last year.
Similar competitions were earlier held in Mwanza and Mbeya where Juma Ramadhani and Eli B; Yussuf Jeremiah and Godfrey Amon were named was named the best DJ and MC’s, respectively.