30 days of Tanzanian hip hop: Day 17 – Witnesz in 2010. She’s one of the women that have been active in hip hop in TZ the longest. It is hard for female emcees. Most get pushed to do pop music or Bongo Flava. And when they do, people say they are not real emcees. But, male emcees who switch to pop still get to keep their emcee status.
The best song/video Witnesz ever released was Zero, with Fid Q. It’s the song most people remember her for.
*30 days of TZ hip hop is to show some of what I experienced the past year in Tanzania.