In Summary
  • The singer has in recent years kept a low profile, only revealing that she was “revamping her style with a new manager”.
  • Her style is a fusion of traditional and contemporary beats, while she sings in a blend of Kiswahili and her native Haya language.

Tanzanian songbird Saida Karoli arrived in Nairobi yesterday in preparation for the African Music Extravaganza concerts in the city and Kisumu next week.

Karoli, best known for her "Maria Salome" hit song, will team up with Congolese singer L Rice and Kenyan ohangla star Musa Jakadala in the shows.

She arrived at Wilson Airport accompanied by Kenyan musician Atomy Sifa, with whom she has recorded a duet.

A jovial Karoli assured her Kenyan fans of the best treat ever.

“It has been a while since my last performance here and fans should expect the best of my new and old songs,” she said.

The singer has in recent years kept a low profile, only revealing that she was “revamping her style with a new manager”.

Her style is a fusion of traditional and contemporary beats, while she sings in a blend of Kiswahili and her native Haya language.

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