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Ali Kiba: I don’t have to release hit after hit

Tanzanian artist Ali Kiba has slammed critics who want him to release hit after hit saying he knows his value as an artist and wants each song to enjoy a generous airplay before releasing the next.

Kiba who made a comeback in December 2014 with award-winning hit Mwana said numerous releases by a single artist demonstrates lack of confidence.

“Kutoa nyimbo kila wakati kwanza sio ndio talent, sio kwamba uonekane kuwa wewe ndio unajua. Sitaki kusema ni upumbavu sitaki kusema ni ujinga sitaki kusema ni kitu gani lakini najua thamani ya mziki wangu,” said Kiba in a recent interview on Sporah Show.

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The Chekecha Cheketua hit maker said his comeback hit Mwana enjoyed airplay and chat listing for eight months because he had put a lot of thought and effort in it.

“Unajua naposema hivyo namaanisha kwamba mziki wangu ni mkubwa. Simaanishi unasikika dunia nzima kila mtu anaupenda… lakini mziki wangu unaheshimika vichwani vya watu… yaani mtu atauimba atatamani kuuskia tena… kuna ile miziki ambayo inachezwa lakini inapotea lakini wa kwangu bado utakuwepo,” said Kiba.

Since his comeback after a three year hiatus, the singer has released three singles plus a collabo with Christian Bella.

Kiba has been appointed a Wild Aid ambassador in the fight against poaching and his latest hit Lupela is a message against the vice.