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John Simon known by his stage name as Joh Makini (who was born on August 27 in Arusha), is a Tanzanian Swahili Hip Hop artist. He has been involved in music since 1995, but it was until 2004 when his name started to be spoken in almost reverential terms. This coincided with the release of ‘Hawapendi’, quickly followed by ‘Hao’.

In 2006 the single ‘Chochote, Popote’ confirmed his reputation and was a massive hit all over Tanzania. JohMakini released his first album, ‘Zamu Yangu’, late 2006. The album contained hits such as ‘Chochote, popote’, ‘Hao’, ‘Tommorrow’ and ‘Kama Kawa’. This was followed by another string of hit singles including ‘Ufalme’, ‘Muda’, ‘Kila Wakati’ and ‘Niaje, ni vipi’, ‘Stimu zimelipiwa’.

To date, his new single ‘Don’t Bother’ ft. AKA has become a national hit and has received massive radio and television airplay all over Africa.

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DOWNLOAD mp3: Nikki Wa Pili - Hesabu Ft. Joh Makini & S2Kizzy · February 16, 2018 at 10:36 am

[…] John Simon referred to by his stage name as Joh Makini (who was conceived on August 27 in Arusha), is a Tanzanian Swahili Hip Hop craftsman. He has been engaged with music since 1995, however it was until the point that 2004 when his name began to be talked in relatively respectful terms. This agreed with the arrival of ‘Hawapendi’, immediately took after by ‘Hao’. […]

DOWNLOAD mp3: Joh Makini - Simwachii Mungu Ft. Ben Pol - Ghafla! · August 17, 2018 at 7:16 am

[…] John Simon referred to by his stage name as Joh Makini (who was conceived on August 27 in Arusha), is a Tanzanian Swahili Hip Hop craftsman. He has been engaged with music since 1995, however it was until the point that 2004 when his name began to be talked in relatively respectful terms. This matched with the arrival of ‘Hawapendi’, immediately took after by ‘Hao’. […]

DOWNLOAD mp3: Joh Makini – Nyota ft. Damian Soul - Ghafla! Music · August 27, 2018 at 7:21 am

[…] John Simon referred to by his stage name as Joh Makini (who was conceived on August 27 in Arusha), is a Tanzanian Swahili Hip Hop craftsman. He has been engaged with music since 1995, however it was until the point that 2004 when his name began to be talked in relatively respectful terms. This matched with the arrival of ‘Hawapendi’, immediately took after by ‘Hao’. […]

DOWNLOAD mp3: Jux - Tell Me Ft. Joh Makini - Ghafla! Music · October 8, 2018 at 10:48 am

[…] John Simon referred to by his stage name as Joh Makini (who was conceived on August 27 in Arusha), is a Tanzanian Swahili Hip Hop craftsman. He has been engaged with music since 1995, however it was until the point that 2004 when his name began to be talked in relatively respectful terms. This matched with the arrival of ‘Hawapendi’, immediately took after by ‘Hao’. […]

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