Biography of Nakaaya Sumari

Nakaaya Sumari (born in Arusha, Tanzania on September 3, 1982) she is Tanzanian R&B-hip hop singer. She is the oldest of five children. Her younger sister, Nancy Sumari, was Miss Tanzania 2005 and Miss World Africa. Nakaaya was a featured star of East Africa's first reality TV show called "Tusker Project Fame", that aired from October 1st to December 17 2006 in East African countries. The show had aspiring singers from Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania all living together and receiving training in the music business. Nakaaya lasted five weeks on the seven week program. After the show, Nakaaya returned to Tanzania to record her first album. In February 2008 she released her debut album, Nervous Conditions. The album was released independently and sold well although it was only released in cd format. The first single, Malaika did well on radio, but the follow up single, Mr. Politician was a huge hit across east Africa. The video enjoyed wide rotation and made Nakaaya hugely popular. She has also worked as a goodwill Ambassador for the East African Community. She signed a record contract with Sony BMG in 2009 after a tour in Denmark . At the 2008 Kisima Music Awards she was nominated for Tanzanian song of the year category for her song "Mr. Politician" . At the 2008 Pearl of Africa Music Awards she was nominated for the Best Tanzanian Female Artiste category

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