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Talented Tanzanian singer/songwriter - The hit maker of CHIBONGE, INATOSHA, RAHA, MANYAKU and many. Marioo started as a (more)
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Who is Marioo?

Omari Mwanga, popularly known as Marioo, is a Tanzanian singer and songwriter. The 28-year-old artist was born at Kibiti in the coastal region of Tanzania. The singer completed his primary education successfully but dropped out of school a few months after being admitted to form one due to financial constraints. He started doing manual jobs to make ends meet. Among the jobs that he took was working at his uncle’s garage. It is while working for his uncle that he gradually started gaining interest in music. A woman he met at the garage saw his immense talent and introduced him to her son who in turn took him to the studio. This is where his journey in music kicked off.

Due to inadequate finances, Marioo could not record his official music, he, therefore, started out as a songwriter. He wrote top hit songs for established artists. Among the hits that he wrote were; 'Nabembea' by Ditto, 'Wasikudang’anye' by Nandy, 'Pambe' by Bella, 'Nampa Papa' by Gigy Money, and 'Homa' by Lulu Diva.

Marioo released his debut single dubbed ‘Dar Kugumu’ in 2018. The song became an instant hit and went viral. It dominated the airwaves for months and gained millions of views on YouTube. The song narrates the struggle of living in Dar es Salaam and the undying love between two lovers. A few months later, he released his second single dubbed ‘Yale’ which also performed well. ‘Yale’ has so far gained more than one million views on YouTube.

In a past interview, Marioo said he draws his music inspiration from Tanzanian star artist Diamond Platnumz. He also explained that what has made his songs successful is the fact that he has a different perception of love and beauty.

Four years after launching his music career, Marioo continues to grow bigger with each passing day. He currently ranks among the most sought-after Bongo Flava musicians. His success in the industry has seen him work with celebrated artists from within and outside Tanzania. Among the top international musicians that the singer has worked with are South African musicians Sho Madjozi and Bontle Smith on their viral ‘Mama Amina’ Amapiano song.

What are some of his top songs?
Dar Kugumu
Nyatu Nyatu
Weka Ft. Dully Sykes
Mama Amina Ft. Marioo Ft Sho Madjozi & Bontle Smith
For You
Beer Tamu Ft. Tyler Icu, Visca & Abbah Process
Mi Amor Ft. Jovial
Naogopa Ft. Harmonize

What awards has he won?
His contribution to the growth of Bongo Fleva has been awarded with some prestigious awards including; Best Male Bongo Flava Artist Of The Year and Best Bongo Flava Song for 'Beer Tamu' at the 2022 Tanzania Music Awards.

How to listen and download Marioo music on
His songs are available for free streaming and download on Visit the site using any device that can access the internet. While on the site, navigate to the search bar and type his name then tap on the search button. A catalog bearing a list of all his mp3 songs will show up. Scroll to your favorite song and either listen to it online by tapping the play button or save it to your phone by tapping the download button.

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