- 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.
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:
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