Yamoto Biography; Career, Members, Awards

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by Kabura Ng'ang'a


Yamoto band is a Tanzanian Bongo artist that came to the limelight in 2013. It was as a result of four members; Dogo Aslay, Enock Bella, Beka Flavour and Maromboso (Mbosso).


The band came to the limelight in 2013. They originally went by the name ‘Mkubwa na Wanawe’. It was after the massive success of their first single ‘Ya Moto’ that they decided to go by that name, Yamoto. They went on to release more hit singles, Nitajuta and Niseme.

In 2017, Dogo Aslay blind-sided the management and the band and went ahead to release a solo project. He became the first person to leave the band. The other members of the band struggled to keep the momentum of the whole band n sync and they eventually announced their split that same year.

All the members are now pursuing their solo careers and most notable are Mbosso and Dogo Aslay.


In 2016, the band was nominated for the AFRIMA group of the year but they lost to Sauti Sol.

In 2016, they won Hottest Group at the African Entertainment Awards, USA.

Get Yamoto Band's music here

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