Mwanza.Bongo Flava artistes specialize in entertainment that is sometimes riddled with controversy of all sorts but last weekend those performing at the Tigo Fiesta festival in Mwanza threw away their high profile life styles to visit schools.
Through a parallel programme called Kipepeo the artistes led by AliKiba paid a courtesy call to Nganza High School where they interacted with the students and shared inspirational stories.
The artistes included Saida Karoli, Rayvanny, Ommy Dimpoz, rapper Roma and others who will be part of the team performing in Tabora next weekend.
They encouraged the students to work hard in their studies but one lucky student Glory Wilfred got away with a cash reward of Sh50,000 from Ommy Dimpoz after she was named the Best overall Form Six student.
Through the Kipepeo the festival visits public girls’ schools to encourage students to pursue their dreams with the belief that every dream can be attained if nurtured properly.
The artistes and other local celebrities share their stories with the students highlighting some of the hardships they encountered to get where they are today.
Last weekend at Nganza the main speaker was Bongo Flava artiste AliKiba who last year became the first Tanzanian artiste to sign a record deal with Sony Music Africa.
He shared his personal insight into his journey and encouraged the young girls to work hard in school because according to him education doesn’t have substitute and it offers insurance.