Ali Kiba

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Alikiba
Ali Kiba 2017.jpg
Kiba at the 2016 MTV EMA Awards as best African Act
Born
Ali Saleh Kiba

(1986-11-29) 29 November 1986 (age 32)
ResidenceDar es salaam, Tanzania
Other namesKingKiba, King Of Bongo Flava
Occupation
Years active2006–present
Spouse(s)
Amina Khalef
(m. 2018)
[1]
ChildrenAmaya Kiba, Sameer Kiba, Samira Kiba
Relatives
  • Abdu Kiba
  • Zabibu Kiba
  • Abuu Kiba
Musical career
Also known asAli Kiba
OriginTanzania
Genres
Instruments
Labels
Associated acts

Ali Saleh Kiba (born 1986), better known by his stage name Ali Kiba, is a Tanzanian recording artist, and singer-songwriter. In 2017 he became the director of Rockstar4000. On 20 May 2016, he signed a deal with Sony Music Entertainment.[2]

Ali Kiba released his album Cinderella which broke record as the best selling album in East African countries including Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. He is best known for his hit songs Mwana, "Aje" , "Chekecha Cheketua" "Cinderella", "Nakshi Mrembo", "Usiniseme," "Dushelele", "Single Boy with Lady Jaydee", "Mapenzi", "Yana Run Dunia", and "Macmuga", and for his collaboration with R. Kelly and other African musicians on the One8 project.

Following his return after a silence of three years, he released the singles "Mwana" and "Chekecha". He won six awards at the 2015 Tanzania Music Awards and broke the record on Mkito.com for the most downloaded song of 2015.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

He was born in Dar es Salaam.[citation needed]

Ali Kiba has 3 kids from three women, and he is now married to Amina Khalef of Mombasa Kenya[3]

Career And Life[edit]

Ali's debut album and hit single ‘Cinderella’ became the biggest selling record in East Africa in 2008 and his second album ‘Ali k 4 Real’ was released in 2009 with the mega-hits ‘Nakshi Mrembo’, ‘Nichuum’ and ‘Usiniseme’.

He was later endorsed by the mobile telephony brand Airtel Africa alongside the Billboard Most Influencial Global R&B Artist of the past 25 years R KELLY and seven of Africa’s other megastar artists Fally Ipupa (DRC/France), 2Face Idibia (Nigeria), Amani (Kenya), Movaizhaleine (Gabon), 4X4 (Ghana), Navio (Uganda), JK (Zambia). Alikiba has been nominated for ‘Best International Act’ for Black Entertainment Film, Fashion, Television and Arts Awards in 2009, Best East African Artist for African Music Awards in 2009, Winner of Best Zouk / Rhumba Song at the Kili Music Awards in 2012, Nominated for Best Tanzanian Writer, Best Male Artists and Best Collaborating song with Lady Jaydee for Kili Music Awards in 2013.

Alikiba’s also received an offer to play for the Tanzania National Soccer Team and President Jakaya Kikwete from Tanzania personally met him to congratulate him for his talent and invaluable contribution to Tanzanian Music and Arts and Culture.[4]

Awards[edit]

Tanzania Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2012 Dushelele Best Zouk /Rhumba Song Won
Nai Nai with Ommy Dimpoz Best Collaboration Won
2014 Kidela with Abdu Kiba Best Collaboration Nominated
2015 Himself Best Male Artist Won
Best Male Performer Won
Song Writer of the year Won
Mwana Song of the Year Won
Video of the year Nominated
Afro Pop Song of the year Won
Kiboko Yangu With Mwana FA Best Collaboration Won

Watsup Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016 Aje Best African Rnb Video Won[5]
Best East African Video Won[6]

BEFFTA Awards 2016[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016 Aje Best African Act Won[5]
Video of the Year Won[6]

MTV Europe Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016 Himself Best International Act: Africa Won[7]

Nafca[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016 Himself Favorite Artist Won
Mwana Favorite Song Won[8]

East Africa TV Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016 Aje Best Male Artist Won
Song of the Year Won
Video of the Year Won

ASFA Awards (Uganda)[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016 Aje Most Stylish Artiste East Africa Won
Aje Most Fashionable Music Video Africa Won[8]

Soundcity Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016 Aje Video of the Year Won

TZ INSTA Awards 2016[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016 Aje Top Trending Song Won

Best Celebrity Player Awards (Uganda)[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016 Himself Best Celebrity Player Won

WANNAMusic Awards 2016 (France)[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2016 Aje Best Male Artist Nominated
Best Collabo Nominated
People Choice Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://allafrica.com/stories/201804200033.html
  2. ^ "Ali Kiba - become the Second African artist to sign Deal with a Global Music Deal With Sony Music". Jasmine Ditiwala The Source. 2016-05-19.
  3. ^ "More About Singer Ali Kiba Biography; Age, Songs, Cars And Lifestyle - TINA Magazine". TINA Magazine. 2018-03-31. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  4. ^ "More About Singer Ali Kiba Biography; Age, Songs, Cars And Lifestyle - TINA Magazine". TINA Magazine. 2018-03-31. Retrieved 2018-05-27.
  5. ^ a b Mawuli, David. "WAMVA 2016: Diamond Platnumz, Shatta Wale, Beyonce win big; see full list of winners - Music - Pulse".
  6. ^ a b "Checkout nominees for Watsup Tv Africa Music Video Awards".
  7. ^ "Ali Kiba atajwa kuwania Tuzo za MTV EMMA 2016".
  8. ^ a b http://www.annapita.com/2016/08/alikiba-ashinda-tuzo-mbili-usa.html?m=1

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