Issue 00329 

Jul 17 - 23, 2004


Beatrice Muhone launches "Ingoje Ahadi" Video

by Nyamanoko Bwire

Beatrice Muhone

One of the Tumaini Choir’s lady lead singers, Beatrice Muhone, will be releasing her debut solo music video compilation in the course of this week.

The video, entitled, "Ingoje Ahadi" (Wait for the Promise) is being officially launched at the Metropole Cinema Hall, this Sunday, the 18th of July by the Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner (RC), Yusuph Makamba.

The event is also set to be a spectacular one bringing together top gospel singers from all over East Africa, to perform in Arusha.

The rather popular acts include Emachichi from Mombasa, Kenya, Bahati Bukuku from Dar es Salaam and Rose Mhando from Dodoma.

Like Muhone, Rose Mhando also used to be a lead singer with the Moshi based, Mamajusi Anglican Choir, before shifting to Dodoma where she launched a solo career with the release of the debut album, "Uwe Macho", currently surfing the local airwaves in Arusha.

Beatrice Muhone’s new video has been entitled after her first solo album released as due effort with Upendo Kilahiro in 2001.

She however, ditched Upendo amid controversy and re-released the album again on a different label, featuring another cover sleeve design from which Upendo Kilahiro’s image had been deleted.

Beatrice Muhone, released her second solo album "Si njia rahisi" (Not an easy way) in 2002 but continues to sing with her Church choir, the Tumaini St. James Anglican choir.

Beatrice became popular in 1994 when she sang solos on Tumaini Choir’s popular audio album ‘Shangilieni" in which she shared vocals with her husband, Godfrey Muhone in the song "Siku ya Mwisho" (The final day).

Godfrey Muhone is also acting as the project manager for his wife’s music career which has so far spawned two albums, one video and an all time popular single "Habari Njema" (Good news).


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