Vanessa Mdee’s latest album breaks East African record

Celebrated Tanzanian songbird, Vanessa Mdee, in Nairobi on November 30, 2017. PHOTO | KANYIRI WAHITOCelebrated Tanzanian songbird, Vanessa Mdee, in Nairobi on November 30, 2017. PHOTO | KANYIRI WAHITO

By THOMAS MATIKO

Sultry bongo flava singer Vanessa Mdee is the happiest soul after her new album Money Mondays, which she launched early this year in Nairobi, broke East African record in the number of sales.

The musician will be smiling all the way to the bank after the album was named the most played and sold in East Africa by music app Boom Play.

Boomplay made the announcement via a social post sending a congratulatory message to  Vanessa.

“Hongera nyingi sana kwake @vanessamdee kwa kuwa na albamu namba moja kwa mauzo na kusikilizwa, ukanda wa Afrika Mashariki nzima! Wewe kama shabiki wake mkubwa uliyewezesha hili, tunakupa pongezi pia na endelea kuipa support ‘Money Mondays’ kila siku!,” said Boom Play Music.

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The petite singer, who is dating fellow bongo flava musician Juma Jux, couldn’t hide her joy over the news and thanked her fans for their support.

“Thank you Asante Sana for making #MoneyMondaysTheAlbum the NO 1 ALBUM in East Africa @mdeemusicofficialmmetishaaaaaa @[email protected] @boomplaymusicngwith over a million plays/streams. #SwimmingInJesusJuice #BestFansInTheWorld#IndependentArtist#BongoFlava #Tanzania #Kenya#Uganda #Rwanda #Burundi #SwahiliPop#SheKing,” she wrote on social media.

The extensive 18 song track, Money Mondays, which was released on January 29, 2018, features collaborations with the like of Reekado Banks, K.O, Mohombi, Casper Nyovest, Joh Makini, Juma Jux among other artistes.

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