Tanzanian singer Mimi Mars is in Kenya to promote her latest body of work, ‘The Road’ EP.
Released in late 2018, the debut 6 track EP has received critical acclaim in East Africa. It boasts of hit songs such as ‘Niguse’, ‘One Night’ featuring Kenyan singer Kagwe Mungai, ‘Ringtone’, ‘Mua’, ‘Niache’ and ‘Mdogo mdogo’ ft Nikki wa Pili.
Mimi, who started out as a YouTube personality has over the years worked to establish herself as a TV host, Mcee and singer. Her music has been smashing the charts in East Africa, with tracks like “Kodoo”, “Shuga” and “Papara” slowly becoming singalongs for lovers of Bongo Flava.
Mimi is signed on to Tanzanian label Mdee Music run by East Africa’s first lady of pop Vanessa Mdee, who also happens to be her sister. Getting onto the music scene as part of a musical family has solidified Mimi’s brand. Another one of her sisters, Nancy Hebron aka Tero Mdee, is a former TV personality in Kenya turned gospel singer.
Marianne Mdee better known as Mimi Mars was born in Paris, France on 21 June 1992. She grew up in Arusha, Tanzania and attended Arusha Modern School and St. Catherine’s Mountain View in Nairobi. In 2018, the three collaborated for the first time on the song “Beautiful Jesus”. The fast-rising artist who started her music career in 2017, was part of Coke Studio Africa 2019 as a Big break artist.