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Female Artist of the Week: Maua Sama

Maua Sama is a Tanzanian singer-songwriter and performer, known for her powerful voice, emotive lyrics, and unique blend of Bongo Flava and R&B. She has become one of the most celebrated female artists in East Africa and has won the hearts of fans with her captivating music and electrifying performances.

Maua Sama's musical journey began in 2012 when she featured on a single "So Crazy,"Maua Sama first gained recognition in 2015 with her debut single "Let Me Know," which quickly became a hit in Tanzania and beyond. She followed up with other successful singles such as "Main Chick," "Niteke," and "Iokote," which cemented her place as one of the top female artists in the Bongo Flava genre.

Over the years, Maua Sama has collaborated with some of the biggest names in East African music, including Diamond Platnumz, Harmonize, and Ben Pol, among others. Her music has also earned her several accolades, including being selected as one of the Mdundo Female Artist of the Week award.

Maua Sama Mdundo Facts

Joined Mdundo in 2013

Number Of Downloads: Over 1.5 Million

Mdundo Rank: 13

Monthly Listeners: 96958

Top Songs:

  • MR DJ

  • Nakuelewa

  • Sijiwezi (Heart Desire)

  • So Crazy II feat. MwanaFA

  • Amen ft Ben Pol

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Maua Sama's career milestones include performing at major concerts and festivals, such as the Tanzania Music Awards and the Zanzibar International Film Festival. She has also toured extensively, both nationally and internationally, sharing her music and message with fans across the globe.

As she continues to grow and evolve as an artist, Maua Sama remains dedicated to pushing boundaries and challenging stereotypes in African music. Her passion, talent, and commitment to social justice make her a true inspiration for African women in music and beyond.


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