The sultry-sounding Tanzanian Bongo Flava star Harmonize, signed under the highflying label Wasafi Records (WCB) is a young legend in the making, easily among East Africa’s biggest acts at the moment. His slew of Pan African hits include “Kwa Ngwaru” with Diamond Platnumz, “Fire Waist” with Coke Studio Africa 2019 act: Skales, a remix of ‘‘Sisi Maria” with Omoakin and “911” with Yemi Alade and Krizbeatz. Other top tracks include ‘’DM Chick’’, “Bado”, “Niambie”, ‘‘Happy Birthday” and ‘’Show Me’’. With over 120 million YouTube streams to his name, the hit maker with a massive fan base makes his debut on Coke Studio Africa 2019, paired with Ugandan songstress Sheebah with their collaborations produced by GospelOnDeBeatz—a legend in his own right.
His music debut can be traced back to 2015 when he released his smash single “Aiyola” which has so far garnered over 10 million views on YouTube. Famed for his signature ballads and catchy sound, Harmonize has hopped into the studio with some of Africa’s most celebrated stars, among them Mafikizolo, Sarkodie, Eddy Kenzo, Korede Bello, Emma Nyra, DJ Neptune, OmoAkin and Jah Prayzah.
His unwavering success has attracted accolades and awards from many quarters. His 2018 collabo “Kwa Ngwaru’’ featuring Diamond Platnumz was the first ever music video by an East African artist to earn more than 10 million views on YouTube within it’s first month. In 2016, he won awards for “Best New Comer” at the Africa Music Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA), “Best African New Comer” at the WatsUp TV African Music Awards and “Best New Artist” at the Africa Entertainment Awards (AEAUSA). He has enjoyed a stellar career so far, gracing performances across the globe including the notably-sold-out “Dar Live” performance during “Kusi Night” in Dar-es- Salaam, and a memorable appearance at the Hard Rock Café in Las Vegas, USA.
Harmonize was born Rajab Abdul Kahali in October 1991 in Mtwara, Tanzania. At the age of 18 he took up music seriously, auditioning for one of the biggest talent search shows: Bongo Star Search. Although he did not get a spot on the show, he was signed on to Wasafi Records, one of the most successful music labels in the region. Named by MTV Base as “The Act to Look out for” in 2017, he has lived up to this and will definitely continue to impress.