AT LONG LAST THE BODY OF THE TANZANIAN HIPHOP ARTIST ALBERT MANGWAIR HAS ARRIVED FROM SOUTH AFRICA WHERE HE DIED SUDDENLY AFTER COMPLETING HIS SHOWS THERE.
Albert Kenneth Mangwea was born in Mbeya, on 16th November 1983, being the last born of his father who had 10 children, and the 6th born from his mother. Early during his childhood his family moved to Morogoro where he joined Bungo Primary School, the family later moved to Dodoma and he finished his primary education there at Mlimwa Primary School. He then joined secondary education and there met artists like Mez B, Noorah and others and began his initiation into Hiphop.
Albert moved to Dar es Salaam and met P Funk and in 2003, under P Funk's Bongo Records released a single Ghetto Langu which put him in the map of Hiphop world. In 2004, Mangwea now better known as Mangwair released his first album AKA MIMI, which came to receive the best Hiphop Album of the year Awards from The Kilimanjaro Music Awards, one of the songs in this album Mikasi brought a lot of controversy with some of its lyrics, prompting the National Arts Council to come up with sharp critisism on the song. His second album, Nge was released in 2009, the album had a song CNN which got him another award from the Kilimanjaro Music Awards as the best Hiphop song of the year.
Today his body will be sent to Morogoro for burial after a farewell ceremony at the Leaders Club this morning.
MAY GOD PUT HIS SOUL IN ETERNAL REST