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Monday, September 21, 2009


Friday, September 18, 2009

Juma na Nyota Ndogo. Do they or dont they look alike?

I think they fanana saaaana , well they are brother and sister ! See if you can spot him here in his video for the track Nakupenda Kama Sukari, he certainly looks like his having fun. Juma has played with Mzee Ngala's Bango sound and Them Mushrooms both Mombasa legends he now has his own band based in Nairobi, check out more about him at his website http://www.jumatutu.com/

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Ally B na Nyota Ndogo : Wangu

Yeeeeees Pleeeeease. Well its a pedestrian beat/production but it cant hide that Nyota and Ally are well matched in so far as singing abilities are concerned, one only wonders what would happen if they meet up with a producer of their caliber!

Just got sent a copy of the new album Mama wa Kambo haven't played it yet but its a shame this isn't on it! I was raised by a mama wa kambo so i can't wait to hear the track


Well i'm not so impressed by these awards but Nyota Ndogo did win best female artist. The awards are coast based, no Nairobi artists but Tanzanian artists accepted.Interestingly the promoters don't seem to mind where TZ artists come from..bongo after all is not just coast it does have an upcountry too. It comes across as some kind of cheap entertainment with little regard to the true talent at the coast. There was no category for traditional coastal artists who sell thousand of cassettes,or what about the hotel/tourist bands and taarab?.Not enough bling ama?

To make up for this omission I've posted the song Jino la Pembe, classic Mombasani taarab from the internationaly renowned Zahura Swaleh who is well into her seventh decade on mother earth. Earlier in the year she was representing Mombasa and Kenya, performing in France alongside Maulidi another Mombasa musical legend. In the video from France you will also see baba Adio.

Didn't Bob Marley sing :

'If you know your history. Then you would know where your coming from'

Baobab Family Charity Concert

Successful fundraising event in Kenya!
In december there was the first fundraising event of the Baobab Family in Kenya!

For the first time ever, there was a Baobab Family Charity Concert in Kenya! It was so possible to collect enough money to be able to finance the borehole which the Children´s Home in Mikindani shall get.
The "Baobab Kids" enjoyed dancing with the musician Nyota Ndogo on stage and it was a good and successful day for all visitors and for the Baobab Family!
Morris Kawinzi, who coordinates the Baobab Family Children´s Home in Mikindani, gives a report:
"At last the long awaited day came! The 13th of December 2008 was a day for the Baobab water well concert. Important to us because it was our first ever fundraiser event and it would give us ideas and insight into future fundraiser events. I must say although not very easy to organize the event, we will definitely do other events. We have learnt that fundraiser events well done are worthy all the efforts, challenges and the time people invest in making them a success. With high expectations and test the waters attitude, we set to kill 2 birds with one stone. In particular, we set to use the fundraiser concert to raise funds for digging water well and putting up an agriculture project for the children home in addition to publicizing baobab children’s home activities to the Mombasa community. To raise the funds, the local grassroots management committee invited local celebrities to perform at the concert. We were then to charge people a small fee (ksh.50) for entering into the concert! Other ways identified for raising funds were selling of Baobab family products (Tshirts, school uniforms, shopping bags etc) selling of raffles and collecting donations from individual persons or and groups. Guest artists invited and who performed at the concert included Nyota Ndogo, Bantu, Dellymess, Savage, and Avenue among others. Although attendance to the concert was not very good. We managed to raise Ksh.34, 000 (in pledges and cash Donations), 2 by 1500 liter water tank (worth ksh.20, 600), 160Kgs of Maize, 60Kgs of Rice, 3 bundles of Maize flour and a pledge of the same every month and some clothing. Some of the challenges we got in organizing the event were, short time of planning and scheduling the event at the end of the year. Most of the companies we approached were already closing the books of account for the year and they had somehow utilized money allocated for corporate social responsibility. They advised we try next year and a little bit earlier than December, say in the month of September or October. The time we allocated for organizing the event was also short! It took us about 3 weeks to organize the event which was really limited time. Many companies didn’t have enough time to consult with their decision makers even though they wanted to support the noble course! Further “post mortem” of the event will be done on Friday the 19th Dec.2008 in a meeting with the GMC to evaluate more. With publicity of Baobab children’s home activities, we got it just right. We had Baraka FM (a local FM station) publicize the event for a whole week free of charge! We also put up banners and posters in Mikindani.Additionally we invited most of the companies, churches, mosques and organizations in the area by a way of letters. We believe we now have enough people in the community aware of our activities as a community based organization. The seeds have been planted and we are looking forward to having them grow probably in the next fundraiser events coming soon!
Nyota Ndogo has recorded the song YATIMA which is available on a charity cd.
Check out Boabab Families site for further infomation

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


A neat little tune from Ali Choki and Nyota Ndogo.....turn it up, don't be shy, if your feeling it.......................USINIFICHE !!!.

Think this was produced with the support of Chief Kiumbe and the Respect team, kazi nzuri.....

...............tunataka zaidi ausio !!!

Asanteni Bongocelebrity.com

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


Yvonne Achieng of www.haiya.co.uk writes
Mombasa-Coastal songbird Nyota Ndogo (Mwanaaisha Abdala Mohamed) is set to release a new and fourth album next month.
Speaking in Mombasa over the weekend, the songstress said she is still working on the new album that will share name with her most current song, Mama Wa Kambo.
The 27-year-old mother of one is back in the country from Zanzibar where she had gone to stage some performances.
In relation to that, the song writer cum singer has refuted claims by some local media that she might be relocating to Zanzibar.
“I have no plans of moving to Zanzibar, I only went there to work. Last time when I had lots of work in Nairobi, rumour started going round that I was relocating to Nairobi yet I wasn’t”, she clarified.
Nyota whose hobbies include cooking, chatting and listening to music has revealed that she is managing a two month old music band of five people most of whom are youths poached from other bands.
According to her, the band has staged performances five times in Mombasa and Nairobi.
“I no longer need to hire a band whenever I am asked to stage a show that requires one”, she said.
She also disclosed plans to visit Mji Wa Salama Childrens Home In Mombasa and deliver some of the basic requirements to the children as soon as she acquires enough funds for that.
Her last charity event was in 2006 when she invited\several local artists to the same home.
The artist who has been in the music industry for more than four years is a holder of two Kisima Awards; Best Taarab singer in 2003 and Best female singer in 2005.
She has also featured in three international compilations; World 2003, The Rough Guide to Kenya and Off The Beaten Track.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Nyota Ndogo's You Tube Top Ten

Well some of them have been up for over a year now but are still receiving daily hits.The top two videos are both collabs,Nibebe with Nonini and Mpenzi with Mr Blue, will be putting up links to all the clips as soon as possible.
1. NIBEBE 41,326 hits
2. MPENZI 27,576 hits
4. WATU NA VIATU 22,343 hits
5. NALIA 16,032 hits
6. SIRI 10,367 hits

Sunday, January 06, 2008

' The innocent people are hurting, not the comfortable politicians. Our two leaders can sit down and make things work for all of us. People are suffering and children die every day. This year, Kenya should be safer than the way it has been. Everyone is in danger and thieves are taking advantage of the situation'