JUMA JUX

With chart-topping songs like “Utaniua”, “Zaidi”, “Wivu” and “Juu” featuring Vanessa Mdee under his belt, Tanzanian sensation Juma Jux is an R&B star with impeccable style and sound. In 2015, he bagged an award for Best R&B song at Kili Music Awards (Tanzania). For many years, Jux has been balancing a career in music and business as the CEO and Founder of renowned fashion brand: African Boy. During this time, Jux was also pursuing his studies in China. He asserts that he owes his career to his fan base, as they never gave up on him. 2018 has been a defining year for him and the first that he has concentrated fully on music. He makes his debut on Coke Studio Africa 2019 paired with Mozambican songstress Shellsy Baronet and produced by Lizer (Tanzania).
 

CAREER

Initially starting out as a rapper, Jux released his first jam “Nakudata” in 2005 before making a switch to R&B. Three years later, he teamed up with Cyril Kamikaze and Gigga Flow to form a music group - Wakacha - which dropped a number of hits such as “Facebook Gal”, “Here We Go” and “Mimi na Wewe”. Since taking on a solo career, Jux has since collaborated with some of Tanzania’s greatest artists among them Joh Makini, Vanessa Mdee, Ben Pol, G Nako, Barakah Da Prince, and Navy Kenzo. Renowned for his impressive vocals, his musical success has earned him awards and several nominations, including Best East African Music Video at the Zanzibar International Film Festival (2017), with “Umenikamata”.
 

MUSIC INTERESTS

Receiving love from every city and town in Tanzania, Jux is a top performer. In 2018, with pop diva Vanessa Mdee in tow, the couple hosted the most successful tour set up independently by Tanzanian acts, in Tanzania. They toured and sold out five Tanzanian cities in a performance circuit dubbed “IN LOVE & MONEY TOUR”. Juma has also performed multiple times on Tanzania’s Biggest Music Festival – FIESTA and in 2017, he organized and performed at the one of the biggest Live Music events ‘Love, Melodies & Lights’ together with fellow R&B stars Ben Pol and Barakah da Prince.
 

BACKGROUND

Born Juma Musa Mkambala in 1989, Juma Jux has had an illustrious career as a rapper and now an R&B singer. Since his musical debut in 2005, he has managed to dominate the scene with one hit after another. Juma is consistently building his fashion and music brand and is working on releasing his debut album in 2019.