popularly known for his song "Hali ya Pemba" which was reportedly 'censored' by Government 'authorities'; poses with his prize March this year.
some of the verses of Hali ya Pemba;
Hali ya Pemba miji isha fifia jamani,
Si Wete, Chake wala Mkoani
Miji haipo kama zamani,
The towns in Pemba island is in shambles
Neither Wete, Chake nor Mkoani is any better
The towns are no longer like what they used to be,
Karafuu za kwangu mwenyewe
Serikali wao ndo wanunuzi,
bei wao wenyewe wajipangia,
Wala hili zao halijanadiwa
The cloves are mine
The government the sole buyers
It sets the prices arbitrarily
Tuwekeeni maji na umeme wenye uhakika
Ili wawekezaji waje Pemba kuwekeza
Pesa mlizouza mmenunulia silaha?
Maana hizi tumeziona
We want reliable tap water and electricity
So as to attract investors to Pemba
Did you buy weapons with the money you got from our cloves?
Yes, we have seen the weapons!
Awamu iliyopita Zanzibar
Kwa Pemba ilikuwa mashaka
Huu ni ukweli usofichika
The previous government phase
did nothing to Pemba
This is the naked truth
Only that some people are trying to hide it
Saturday, April 26, 2008