A.Y. (musician)

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A.Y.
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Background information
Birth nameAmbwene Allen Yessayah
Born (1981-07-05) July 5, 1981 (age 37)
Mtwara, Tanzania
GenresBongo Flava, hip-hop
Years active1996-present
Associated actsS.O.G., East Coast Army, MwanaFA

Ambwene Allen Yessayah, better known by his stage name as A.Y., is a Tanzanian bongo flava artist. He was born on July 5, 1981, in Mtwara, Southern part of Tanzania. He began his career with the group S.O.G. in 1996. He decided to go solo in 2002. AY is among the first bongo flava artists to commercialize hip hop. He was member of the musical group known as East Coast Army, but now he's no longer part of the group. He is still releasing songs and albums collaborating most with an ex-coast artist MwanaFA.[1]

Discography[edit]

  • Raha Kamili
  • Hisia Zangu
  • "Zigo
  • Habari Ndiyo Hiyo
  • Kings & Queens Ft. Amani & Jokate [2]
  • Microphone Ft. Fid Q [3]
  • More & More Ft. Nyashinski [4]
  • Touch Me Touch Me Ft. Sean Kingstone & Mis Trinity [5]
  • Yule [6]
  • Zigo Remix Ft. Diamond Platnumz [7]

Family[edit]

In 2017 A.Y proposed to his long time girlfriend Munyana Remy Reheema at the Golden Tulip in Tanzania.[8] In 2018 A.Y and Remy got married.[9] [10] Within the same year 2018, A.Y and his wife welcomed their first Child Aviel Yessayah.[11]

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Won[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2007 Tanzania Music Awards[12] "Usijarib" Best Hip Hop Single Won
2007 Kisima Music Awards[13] Usijarib Best Video Tanzania Won
2008 Tanzania Music Awards Habari Ndio Hiyo Ft Mwana FA Collaboration Of The Year Won
2008 Pearl of Africa Music Awards[14] Himself Best Tanzanian Male Artist Won
2010 Tanzania music awards[15] Leo Ft Avril (singer) Best Reggae Song Won
2012 Channel O Music Video Awards Himself Best East African Video Won

Nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Most selling local Hip Hop artiste". This Day. 25 January 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jxv6dRpbgCI
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwAz5duP5z8
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZDeh6PjPCQ
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvpt3LfrykE
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1STunAVrsOU
  7. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZS3fekWNOM
  8. ^ https://mdundo.com/news/12741
  9. ^ https://mzurii.com/photos-tanzanian-musician-ay-beautiful-rwandese-wife-wedding/
  10. ^ https://www.mdosemedia.com/2018/02/photo-ay-marries-with-her-girlfriend.html
  11. ^ https://edaily.co.ke/entertainment/musician-ay-and-his-wife-remy-welcome-first-child-132896/enews/eafrican/
  12. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20100710192951/http://kilitime.co.tz/awards/2007/winners/index.html
  13. ^ https://archive.is/20081014030208/http://www.kisimaawards.co.ke/kminner.asp?cat=nom08&pcat=nominees
  14. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20090418144712/http://museke.com/en/node/2396
  15. ^ https://archive.is/20130113220550/http://www.thecitizen.co.tz/sunday-citizen/40-sunday-citizen-news/1958-diamond-becomes-toast-of-kili-awards-night.html
  16. ^ Kora Awards: Kora Awards 2005 nominees
  17. ^ Kisima Awards: Nominees 2008
  18. ^ Museke: MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) 2009 nominees
  19. ^ Museke: 2009 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards nominees
  20. ^ allAfrica.com: '20 Percent' Grabs Seven Kili Music Awards Nominations

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