30 days of Tanzanian hip hop: Day 16 Fid Q

30 days of Tanzanian hip hop: Day 16 – Fid Q in 2010. Fareed Kubanda. One of the most well known hip hop artists in Tanzania. I did a survey of over 500 students at the Univ of Dar es Salaam and Fid Q was mentioned more than any other artist, even Diamond, as an artists they followed online. With that kind of following Fid’s music and projects have had a huge impact. From Fid Style Fridays, the Hip Hop Darasa, and Poetry Addiction, he’s doing a lot. But Fid Q is also one of the most controversial artists in TZ. Everyone has a strong opinion about him, but whether you’re a fan or not, whether you like him or not, he’s currently the most well known emcee in Tanzania.


*30 days of TZ hip hop is to show some of what I experienced the past year in Tanzania.

Author: Msia Kibona Clark

Associate Professor in the African Studies Department at Howard University. Professor of the course Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa. Researcher and photographer of hip hop in Africa.

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