Siboka set to introduce two new songs

01Dec 2021
Sabato Kasika
The Guardian
Siboka set to introduce two new songs

PROMINENT traditional music artist, Costa Siboka, has entered the studio to release two hits, which he hopes to officially launch at the Easter festival in Ukerewe, Mwanza.

Costa Siboka.

Siboka, who is also the leader of the Mfalme traditional music group, mentioned the hits as 'Kisugugu', sang in the vernacular, and 'Wawaa' remix, recorded last week in Dar es Salaam.

"The Christmas season is inching closer and every year we do a festival known as 'Shangwe za Ukerewe Festival', so I will use the opportunity to introduce these new songs that I have recorded," Siboka pointed out.  

He said the festival will take place at Gertrude Mongella Stadium.

Siboka pointed out although he is the festival coordinator, he will stage show with his troupe, Mfalme.

"Our group has many songs including 'Shikwamo', 'Mgulinde', 'Jitarhumba', 'Wawaa remix', 'Kanchepe', 'Omwanga Wange', and 'Mla Chake', sang in the languages ​​of the various ethnic groups of the Lake Zone,'' he said.

He moreover noted his group has also been encouraging Tanzanians to come out in large numbers to get the COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves from the dangerous disease that has yet to get treatment.

Siboka disclosed: "Vaccination is important, so Tanzanians should not be afraid, as President Samia Suluhu Hassan has set an example.''

''We for that matter have to emulate President Samia and go to the immunization centers to get the service," he said.

He said, since the vaccine was introduced in the country, there have been many comments from various people, including those who do not want to be vaccinated, and that his group is committed to encouraging Tanzanians to get vaccinated.