Is Bongo Flava star Harmonize to quit music and turn to boxing?


In the tumultuous world of Tanzanian music, few names shine as brightly as Harmonize's. With hits that dominate the airwaves and a fanbase that spans continents, the Bongo Flava star has been a force to be reckoned with.

His journey from a small-town boy to an international sensation has been marked by triumphs, setbacks, and everything in between.

However, recent events suggest that his journey might be taking an unexpected turn once again.

As his career continues to evolve, the drama surrounding him only seems to intensify.

It all began with a recent poll by Swahili local media, where Harmonize emerged as the top-rated artiste among fans.

The poll, which featured emojis representing exercise, women, alcohol, and cigarettes, placed Harmonize at the pinnacle of popularity.

However, instead of celebrating his success, Harmonize found himself embroiled in controversy once again.

Expressing his frustration with the industry, Harmonize hinted at the possibility of quitting music altogether.

"Despite my wholehearted efforts to contribute to the music industry, the hatred has become too much. I'm tired; I'm leaving music to them," he declares, sparking speculation about his future.

However, Harmonize's ambitions don't stop there. A few weeks ago, in a surprising turn of events, he challenged professional boxer Hassan Mwakinyo to a match, signalling his intent to transition into professional boxing.

The altercation between the two at a Masaki gym in Dar es Salaam showcased Harmonize's determination to explore new avenues beyond music.

The 'Nanusu' hitmaker's words hint at a deeper struggle within the industry, one that goes beyond the glitz and glamour portrayed on stage.

"Let me focus on facing Mwakinyo in the ring to change my profession. The hatred here is too much. Perhaps there will be peace. I know I can do it; God help me," he was quoted as saying, indicating a shift in his priorities and a desire for a fresh start away from the toxicity he perceives in the music scene.

The decision to potentially leave music behind comes as a shock to many fans who have followed Harmonize's journey from the very beginning.

From his humble beginnings in Konde to his international stardom, he has been an inspiration to many aspiring artistes.

However, the pressure and negativity that accompany fame seem to have taken their toll on the talented artiste.

While Harmonize's future in music remains uncertain, one thing is clear: his impact on the industry will be felt for years to come.

Whether he chooses to continue his musical journey or embark on a new path, his legacy as one of Tanzania's greatest artistes is already secured.