Harmonize Calls on Fellow Bongo Artists to Use English Lyrics
17 February 2021
[Photo Credit: Harmonize Instagram]
By Branice Nafula
Tanzanian music star Harmonize has urged his fellow musicians to adopt new ways of doing music.
According to the singer, Tanzania is rich with talent that should be embraced by the whole world.
However, for that to be achieved, the ‘Nishachoka’ singer has asked Tanzanian artists to also embrace the use of the universal language English.
Harmonize felt that as much as Swahii has been appreciated over the past few years, he believes its time artists also did their part to help reach the larger audience in terms of selling their music.
Through his Instagram post he gave reference to his music ‘Bedroom’ and ‘Fall in Love’ that became instant hits despite being in English. His latest jam ‘All Night’ featuring Anjella has also gone viral.
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“Nina wajibu Wa Kuwashukuru Sana waanzirishi Wa Muziki Huu Ambao Leo Umekuwa Ajira Kwetu Naku Saidia Familia Zetu Nyingi Za Kimaskini Lakini Pia Wadau Na Mashabiki ...!!!! Kwaku Pambana Mpaka Tasnia Ilipofikia Hapa ....!!!! Kiukweli Haikuwa Rahisi Lakini Pia Niseme Sanaa Yetu Imekuwa Kubwa Mataifa Kibao Wana fwata Tunacho Fanya ishara Tosha Kwamba Tunapiga Bao. Ila Nina Kaujumbe Mfupi tuu Nadhani Ni Time Sasa Ya Kuutangaza Muziki Pamoja na Tanzania Mbali Zaidi Tumekuwa Tukiitangaza Lugha Yetu Pendwa Muda Mwingi Mno Na Kuifanya Imekuwa Lugha Maarufu Sana Africa ...!!! KISWAHILI But nadhani ni Wakati Muafaka Wa Kuutangaza Muziki Wetu Pamoja Na Nchi Yetu...!!!!“ he captioned.
So far, some artists like Wasafi’s Mbosso opted to have English subtitles for their music to help reach a bigger audience.