Tanzanian Female Artists
List of the Best Tanzanian Female Singers
Tanzanian female artists have been making waves in the music industry for years with their unique sound and style. These artists have not only broken through the barriers of gender stereotypes but have also carved a niche for themselves in the male-dominated industry. Some of the most popular Tanzanian female artists include Vanessa Mdee, Lady Jaydee, Nandy, and Ruby, among others.
Tanzanian female artists have played a significant role in the thriving East African music industry, covering a diverse range of genres such as Afro Pop, Bongo Flava, R&B, and Zouk music. Whether they are established icons or emerging talents, the women of Tanzania are credited for driving the country’s success in music and entertainment within the region.
Top 10 Tanzanian Female Artists
In 2020, Zuchu made her debut in the music industry after being signed to WCB Wasafi, which is Diamond Platnumz’s record label. She comes from a family with a musical background and is the daughter of a well-known Tanzanian icon, Khadija Kopa. Zuchu has gained fame through her popular songs such as “Sukari”, “Litawachoma”, “Cheche” (with Diamond Platnumz), “Kwikwi”, and “Nyumba Ndogo”. She has also released one album titled “I Am Zuchu”.
Nandy made her debut as part of the music group B Band during the beginning of the 2010s, but later started her solo career in the late 2010s with the release of “One Day” in 2017. This Tanzanian female artist gained fame through her popular songs such as “Kivuruge”, “Ninogeshe”, “Napona”, “Number One”, “Nimekuzoea”, and “Acha Lizame”. She also released an album called The African Princess.
3. Maua Sama
Maua Sama is a Tanzanian musician who blends various genres like R&B, Afropop, and Bongo Flava in her music. She started her music career at a young age and gained fame with her international hit “Iokote” in 2015. Maua Sama is known for her popular songs like “Niteke”, “Nioneshe”, and her album Cinema released in 2022.
4. Hamisa Mobetto
Hamisa Mobetto started her career as a model and gained fame in 2018 with the release of her first major hit song titled “Madam Hero”. She became popular in the Bong Flava music industry and went on to release other successful songs such as “Ex wangu”, “Sensema”, and “Tunaendana”.
Bringing R&B, Zouk, and Bongo Flava to the masses, Shiloe would first be introduced during the late 2000s. She would eventually become not only one of the most influential Tanzanian female artists, but also one of the country’s most inspirational pop stars.
6. Lady JayDee
Lady JayDee, a legendary Tanzanian female artist, has proven her mastery in various music genres such as R&B, Zouk, Afropop, and Bongo Flava. She established a solid reputation for herself since the 2000s, having won multiple awards and received recognition. Over the course of three decades, she has released 8 albums, including her latest work, Love Sentence, which was launched in 2023. Some of her most popular songs include “Ndi Nid”, “Siwema”, and “Together Remix”.
7. Amber Lulu
In 2016, Amber Lulu made her debut with her initial track called “Watakoma”. Over the years, she has expanded her music career and produced several hit songs like “Jini Kisirani”, “Only You”, “Yanamiminika”, “Nimeachika”, “Halichachi”, and many others.
8. Lulu Diva
Some of Lulu Diva’s first works were in 2017, songs like “Usmiwache” and “Utamu”. Since her debut, she gained quite the fanfare, with songs like “Ona”, “Amezoea”, “Samahani”, “Mama”, and several others.
9. Mimi Mars
Mimi Mars, a popular actress, influencer, and media personality, started her career in 2017 and quickly rose to fame in Tanzania’s entertainment industry. She gained recognition for her hit Bongo Flava songs and also appeared in several movies.
10. Abigail Chams
Abigail Chams is a newcomer to the Tanzania music scene. She initially began her time covering songs on YouTube, showcasing her talent as a vocalist and an instrumentalist. One of the youngest Tanzanian female artists, Abigail Chams made her debut only a year ago, slowly gaining popularity working alongside top artists Harmonize and Marioo.
Honorable Mention Tanzanian Female Artists:
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*Unofficial Order. The more popular artists that have a combination of the most followers, streams, views, and most recent releases are near the top.
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