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John Makini is a sizzling hot Hip-Hop artist from Tanzania. This thirty-four year old artiste is not only a brilliant rapper but is CEO of the successful Weusi Company, which is a thriving record business. John Makini is one of the most respected Hip-Hop artists on Tanzania’s music landscape today. This talented musician is a gifted songwriter and composer who is most popular for his clever use of metaphors as well as his brilliant free-styling capabilities, play and flow of words. At first a hobby of his, John Makini soon went on to taking his music to another level entirely when he released his first single in 2002 (although that particular single was never a hit). Most famous for his stage presence and excellent MC’ing skills it is not surprising that he mesmerises his strong following of fans. History of John Makini’s music:
  •  John Makini started his musical career seriously in 2006 when he went professional.
  • He writes most of his songs but often finds inspiration and ideas from his group, Weusi.
  • John has shared the stage with some of East Africa’s big names – these include Nonini, Chameleon, Psquare, Dbani Diamond, Juliana, Wyre and Prezzo.
  • International acts that he has also proudly shared the stage with include Jay Z, Ja Rule, 5 Cent, Fat Joe, Eve, Busta Rhymes, Sean Kingston, Fabulous as well as Kat Deluna.
 These are some of his songs have taken the world by storm and shot him to fame: All the above have become popular household names as well as having enjoyed massive airplay and exposure both on radio as well as television throughout East Africa. What inspires John Makini’s lyrics and music the most is the world around him plus his enthusiasm to create awareness and to educate others. John Makini’s first stage name was “Rapture” but after maturing and deciding on the type of music he would like to focus on, he feels that the name John Makini is a more fitting stage name. His music has evolved and grown over time.

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