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30 days of Tanzanian hip hop: Day 17 Witnesz

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. Witnesz1

 

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.

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Assistant Professor in the African Studies Department at Howard University. Professor of the course Hip Hop and Popular Culture in Africa. Researcher and photographer of hip hop in Africa.

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