Last year (2009) around July MB Doggy’s daughter passed away from complications caused by malaria. It’s amazing when you think about how many lives have been lost from Malaria. Malaria is still a bigger problem in Africa more than AID/HIV. There are numerous movements and organizations in place to help fight malaria or educate people on how to stay protected from the Mosquitoes. A close friend was part of the “Nothing but Nets Campaign” and for years I never really thought it was impactful until one day I realized that it all has to start with trying to stay clear of the insect itself. Nothing but Nets has saved so many lives over the years along side many other celebrity endorsed initiatives.
Today as I listen to this crazy track, I cant help but reflect on MB Doggy’s loss. Losing a child is probably one of the most heart wrenching things you go through. MB Doggy has been responsible for a string of hits the biggest being Latifa, I remember when he came out I was like yo! this singing thing is going to be the next big thing in East Africa. That was like 6 years ago, now its a reality. The vocal artists tend to do better in Tanzania because their music crosses all generations. This track produced by Man-Water in Tanzania is just a feel good track – give it a listen Tanzania Bongo flava is reinventing itself yet again.
listen to Rastaman here:[audio:http://files.getmziki.com/MB_Dogg-Rastaman.mp3]
download the track here: