Dar es Salaam. The Tanzania House of Talent is one place that has become a breeding ground for many of today’s Bongo Flava artistes who have gone on to become stars in their own right.
The Kinondoni based organisation nurtures and grooms artistes from the scratch to before it unleashes them on the market.
This weekend they embark on a recruitment drive for new talent after having produced great artistes such as Ruby, Nandy, Barnabas, Mwasiti and Ditto.
Others, who have benefitted from THT’s programmes, include Amini, Marlaw, Maunda Zorro and Hafsa Kazinja, Rachel, and Lina among others.
According to organisers the organisation has been a launch pad for several careers in the country, an obligation that they are not about to slow down on.
We shall start registering new acts on June 9 with the objective of getting as many talented young people as possible so that we can hone their skills to make them the best that there is in the country,” said Omba Otenga.
He says that it is only through THT that such young talent can be groomed into the future stars in the music industry.
He also says the institution offers the trainees a rare hands training and opportunities to travel to different parts of country through the performance invitations. For the 12 years that it has been in existence its graduates continue dazzle audiences with their breathtaking performances wherever they go.
It is usually not easy to believe that it has been 12 years down the road and the house has produced great artistes that rule the airwaves today.
For those who have been part of it, it has acted as a platform to launch their careers in singing, acting and dancing.
The Tanzania House of Talents (THT) has been a source of hope to young homeless or vulnerable people in the country.
The house offers classes and guidance in a range of performing arts and life skills as well as a safe place for them rehearse.