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Weekly Music Video

Today's video is Zeze by Tanzanian singer TID. His real name is Khaled Mohammed and his stage name stands for Top in Dar  (Top in Dar es Salaam, his hometown). TID started out  with a group called Black Gangsters in 1994. His first single was Mrembo (released in 2002) and he has brought out two albums Sauti ya Dhahabu (2002) and Kiuno Viuono (2012). TID is best known for his singles Zeze and Siamini. He is a Bongo Flava musician and sings in Swahili.

I first heard Zeze a few years ago on the Putamayo compilation album Global Soul (2003). I haven't heard any of his other songs but will check them out. :)

Does anyone know who the rapper is? Also if anyone has an English translation of the song, please let me know. :) According to comments on YouTube, "Zeze" is the name of the instrument and TID compares a girl to one or he wants her to get him a zeze.

Read more about TID here:


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