Tanzanian Bongo Flava artist Ngwair dies

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Albert Magwair, better known as Ngwair, a popular Tanzanian hip-hop artist, passed away Tuesday.

Ngwair, who was among the crop of Tanzanian artists who popularized the Bongo Flava style, was found dead in his hotel room in South Africa. The cause of death has yet to be determined.

Ngwair rose to fame in the early 2000s with his hit songs Kimya Kimya featuring Jay Moe and Mikasi. He was also a part of the music group Chamber Squad. He has also collaborated with some of Tanzania’s biggest artists, including TID (Mimi), Noorah (Dakika Moja), Lady Jay D (Mapenzi Gani) and Dully Sykes (Napolea Simu).

May Ngwair rest in peace.


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Wangui Gitei

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