Darassa Biography, Music Career, Awards, Net worth, Diamond Beef, Relationships and Much More
1 October 2020
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By Paul A.
How Old and Where is Darassa from?
Artist as Singer-Songwriter: Darassa
Name: Sharif Thabit/Thabeet Ramadhan
Date of Birth: Unknown
Genre: Bongo, Hip Hop
Networth: Estimated to be worth $500,000
According to Darassa, he was born into an ordinary family in Tanzania. Despite his both parents being alive, Darassa was raised by his mother only.
How did Darassa begin his music career?
Darassa has remained tight-lipped on when exactly he began his music career. However, he notes that he used to visit the studio frequently but lacked the courage to produce his own music. However, after hanging out in the studio for a while, he decided to give music a try. According to Darassa, he is a versatile musician who has been encouraged to pursue different music genres by his producers. He draws inspiration from the legendary Prof. Jay.
After several years of soul searching, Darassa turned on a new leaf in 2014 introducing a new sound. His notable early releases included ‘Sikati Tamaa’ where he featured Ben Pol. He, however, took a music break for one year and returned in 2016. He worked with Rich Mavoko on the ‘Utanipenda’ single. In the same year, Darassa's career took a new turn when he released the ‘Muziki’ single featuring Ben Bol. The song received massive airplay across East Africa. Notably, the song's popularity was also attributed to allegations that some lines were taking a dig at Diamond Platnumz.
Once again, Darassa took a music hiatus before emerging again in 2018. He has worked with Kenya’s Nameless, Harmonize, Jux, and South Africa’s Sho Madjozi. Currently, Darassa runs and operates the Classic Music Group (CMG) Management.
Darassa's Top Songs
- I Like It ft Sho Madjozi
- Yumba ft Harmonize
- Muziki ft Ben Pol
- Weka Ngoma
- Kamata ft Maua Sama
- Achia Njia
Signings and Labels
- Classic Music Group (CMG) Management.
Awards and Nominations
- Eatv Awards
Is Darassa in a relationship?
This is not clear as Darassa is a very private person.
Questions you asked...
- Did Darassa visit a witchdoctor? According to Darassa before his ‘Muziki’ hit single, he visited a witchdoctor for ‘blessings’. However, according to the musician, visiting the witchdoctor is due to his traditional surroundings.
- What is the source of Darassa and Diamond beef? Darassa has come out to claim that he is the best bongo musician. He notes that while Diamond is commonly known as ‘Simba’, he cannot be compared to an animal.
- Does Darassa have Kenyan roots? No. Darassa was born to Tanzanian parents but he has spent more time in Kenya in the course of his music career.
- What happened to Darassa’s football career? Darassa is good at football but opted to pursue music professionally.
- What is the relationship between Darassa and Mbwana Samtta? Darassa has sent shout outs to Tanzanian footballer Mbwana Samatta but they have no relationship.