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Juma Nature – Umoja wa Tanzania / Jinsi (GetMziki Throwback ***)

Here is a selfish post today – I MISS JUMA NATURE – in not so many words. To me, he is probably the most successful and hardest working Bongo Flava artist in Tanzania up to date. Sure there are other ridiculously crazy swahili lyricists in Tanzania. But between Juma Nature, Inspekta Haroun and Proff Jay (Wasanii wa kizaki kipya), I can’t think of any Bongo Flava artists that I would look forward to listening to since Local Urban Music came to life.

As I walk down memory lane I wanted to share some old skool bangers from the GREAT TANZANIAN artists called Juma Nature also known as Juma Kassim Ally. I want to talk about his legacy as an artist, as a leader and as an influence to the whole TEMEKE group but I wont. At least not today. For today I just need you all to be blessed with these three bangers from his 2004 album titled Ugali. The first song is called Umoja wa Tanzania which speaks to the heart of being Tanzanian and talks about a Unity that the country’s people exemplified.

The next track is Jinsi which talks about a guy who has lost his way in the essence of our Tanzanian culture. And lastly as a Bonus track which is a collabo between Nature and Inspekta Haroun. I love Inspekta he he he dude raps in ways I can’t describe. His English is a culmination of Swanglish and Bongoflava which he only understands. If you understood Bongo then Inspekta is one dude who would keep you highly entertained.

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Juma Nature – Umoja wa Tanzania by getmziki

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Juma Nature – Jinsi by getmziki


listen and download Mzee wa busara here:

Juma Nature feat Inspekta Haroun – Mzee wa busara by getmziki

Juma Nature Feat Jose Chameleon – Mikiki Mikiki (GetMziki Exclusive ***)


Normally Dona posts all the Bongo Flava which is kinda contradicting of our publishing expertise because I am the one from TZ and Dona from Kenya – but he seems to have a better ear for Tanzanian hits than I do, so he has been responsible for 90% of the Bongo hits on this website. However when he posted Mikiki Mikiki I told him I want to ride this one and shine with it because I felt like he wouldn’t do enough justice for this crazy beat.

Also more importantly just for the sheer fact that I saw my man P-Funk all up on this video, I was super/extremely excited. Its always nice to see your old crew still holding it down and making good music. P-Funk is one of my long time friends and has been holding down the whole Wanaume Halisi family (which coinsidentally as I understand split into two groups – So I guess there is a splinter group lead by Chege and crew and the original Wanaume Halisi group lead by Juma Nature who put this whole TMK crew together).

If you have been an avid Bongo Flava follower you will notice Juma Nature has a signature singing/rhyming style thats unique to him only. I personally call him the Lil wayne of Africa – because he sings his rhymes and cries on his songs. P-Funk as a producer I think understands the Tanzanian market and understand Juma Natures capabilities. So whenever these two go into a studio, its magical. This song is one of those songs that will get anyone off their seats and just jumping and bumping to the beat. Its a classic Bongo Flava beat thats upiddy and happy. For a minute there I thought East African music was lost and gone – after listening to all these Urban based tunes and instruments in tracks… But thank God we still have some elements of Benga/Zouk/Bongo left in some producers hands.

To hear Chameleon on the track also was like whoa!! I cant say enough about this track –

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Wanaume Halisi Feat Ray C – Huyu Binti (GetMziki Exclusive)


Juma Nature is one of the best, well known and most creative artists in the Bongo Flava Swahili hiphop arena. He was one of the founders of the Wanaume Family who came together with the aim of sharing ideas on how to use Swahili hip hop positively and  helping other upcoming artists. The whole Wanume family reminds me of the Wu-Tang movement. However the Wanaume Family group split in November 2006 and as a result, Nature put together a new group under the name of Wanaume Halisi.

One of the readers wanted us to showcase some new music from Juma Nature and on checking my music folders noticed this tracks from Wanaume Halisi . The first one is an exclusive track feat Ray C called “Huyu Binti”(A Mandugu Digital Production), while the second one “Tatu Bila” has been a bongo street anthem for a couple of months now. If you really appreciate that raw straight spittin hip hop then “Tatu Bila” should find a spot on your ipod, Serato play list or cd player. Don’t forget where you first heard the tracks.

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“Huyu Binti”

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“Tatu Bila”

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