Harmonize (musician)

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rajabu abdul kahali
Background information
Birth nameRajab Abdul Kahali
Also known asHarmonize
Mtwara, Tanzania
OriginMtwara, Tanzania
GenresBongo flava, afro-pop
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, dancer
InstrumentsVocals, piano, guitar, drums
Years active(2011–present)
LabelsWCB Wasafi
Associated actsDiamond Platnumz, Rich Mavoko,yemi alade,mr eazi, Dully Sykes, Rayvanny, OMOAKINI Mr Puaz

Rajab Abdul Kahali is a Tanzanian musician,[1][2][3] songwriter and dancer who goes by the stage name Harmonize. He was born in Mtwara, Tanzania. He records for music label WCB Wasafi Record,[4] which is under Diamond Platnumz leadership. He is well known for his hit song "kwa ngwaru",[5] featuring Diamond Platnumz. He featured Rich Mavoko on his song "Show Me".[6] He was included in MTV Base's "Ones to Watch for 2017" in Africa.[7]


He started his music career in 2011. His first recordings did not hit. In 2015, he met Diamond Platnumz. His first song "Aiyola" was commercially successful. He won three awards from WatsUp TV,[8][9] AFRIMMA and AEA USA (in the US).[10]


Song title Year
"Aiyola" 2015[11]
"Bado"[5] ft. Diamond Platnumz 2016

na katika interview yake aliwayi kusema kama anamukubali sana mwanamuziki chipukizi PAVLOV BARUTI kutoka GOMA/DRC

"Happy Birthday" 2017
"Sina" 2017
"Nishachoka"[12] 2017

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2016 Bado ft. Diamond Platnumz WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards for Best African Newcomer Video Won[13]
Himself African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) for Best Newcomer Won[14]
African Entertainment Awards (AEAUSA) for Best New Artist Won[15]


  1. ^ "Harmonize - New Songs, Playlists & Latest News - BBC Music". BBC. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  2. ^ "TRACE MZIKI: AUGUST HIGHLIGHTS - Trace Mziki". trace.tv (in French). Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  3. ^ "Harmonize Biography, Age, Girlfriend and Songs". Africa Guide. 2017-05-26. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  4. ^ Base, MTV (2017-08-30). "News : wcb wasafi's artists collaborate on "zilipendwa"". MTV Base. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  5. ^ a b Base, MTV (2016-03-08). "News : harmonize teams up with diamond platnumz for "bado"". MTV Base. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  6. ^ Base, MTV (2017-05-30). "News : rich mavoko and harmonize's song "show me" is the biggest track in tanzania". MTV Base. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  7. ^ Base, MTV (2017-02-10). "News : acts to lookout for in 2017". MTV Base. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  8. ^ "Shatta Wale saves Ghana at 2016 WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  9. ^ "Full List of Winners – WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards 2016 | Beenie Words". Beenie Words. 2016-12-28. Archived from the original on 2017-09-24. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  10. ^ "Diamond na Harmonize washinda tuzo Marekani". BBC Swahili. 2016-10-17. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  11. ^ "Harmonize on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  12. ^ Jonstar. "VIDEO: Harmonize - Nishachoka". Bongo Exclusive. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  13. ^ http://www.beeniewords.com/full-list-of-winners-watsup-tv-africa-music-video-awards-2016/
  14. ^ "Full List Of The AFRIMMA Awards 2016 Winners - HBR 103.5FM". 17 October 2016.
  15. ^ "African Entertainment Awards USA Full Nominees List". 2 September 2016.

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