AliKiba: Only One King in the Bongo Flava industry [Album Review]

    Being among the few artists who have stayed in the Bongo Flava industry for long that the fans started calling him The King of Tanzanian music, Ali Saleh Kiba (Ali Kiba) has never dwindled. He is like red wine, the longer it stays, the better it gets.

    AliKiba: Only One King in the Bongo Flava industry [Album Review]
    AliKiba: Only One King in the Bongo Flava industry [Album Review]

    At the end of this year, he decided to bless us with an album that has quality songs that he did solo, and some he featured musicians from different parts of Africa.

    About the album

    It has a good flow from the King, and he has never disappointed his fans. When he is behind the mic, we all know we got to dance as he is dropping his poems effortlessly which is different from other artists who spend most of their lyrics praising their girlfriend’s body parts, their properties, and showing their lovemaking skills but in Ali Kiba’s album, all 16 of his songs are made for people of all ages, he cared about ethics and quality of contents in his writing.

    The album was released on the 7th of October 2021, without any promo or publicity stunt and in a short time it was the talk of the town, and everyone was expectant on what will happen next but his listening party was a beautiful evening event at Serena Hotel that he did with few of his musicians’ friends including Patoranking from Nigeria.

    Ali Saleh Kiba (Ali Kiba)
    Ali Saleh Kiba (Ali Kiba)

    Song collaborations in the album

    Only One King has 16 songs. 10 of which he has featured artists from Tanzania and out of Tanzania like Sarkodie from Ghana, Patoranking, Mayorkun and Rudeboy from Nigeria, Khaligraph Jones, Nyanshiski and Sauti Sol from Kenya.

    From Tanzania, he collaborated with Tommy Flavor and Kings Music. If you look at the names featured, you will be able to guess the quality of the songs that are in this album.

    Speaking of Patoranking, in ‘Bwana Mdogo‘, he has left a conversation in Tanzania, where others say he has murdered the song more than Ali Kiba and others say they both bought quality to the song.

    Rudeboy, a guy with songs like ‘Chizoba‘ and ‘Reason with Me’, understood the assignment in Salute and their video was the talk of the town as they wore military attire.

    Sarkodie, a rapper who has no mercy on beats, delivered his verses on ‘Happy‘.

    Nyanshiski from 254, is one of those artists who has no problem with single ng better than the owner of the song when he is featured, and that’s what he did in the song.

    Songs that are in the album

    This time Ali Kiba decided to enter the studio himself, and one of his songs ‘Utu’ has been making waves and it is even trending on TikTok and it has even been a song that lovers dedicate to each other.

    Other songs in the album are Gime Dat, Oya Oya, Amour, Sitaki tena, and Infidele.

    The producer, Yogo Beats got so much promo out of this album because most of the songs in the album were produced by him.

    Amazing beats and good mixing in every song in the ‘Only One King Album’ has given the album unlimited streams and views on YouTube and different platforms. Imagine just one day after its release the album was streamed more than 1 Million times on Spotify. Hail to the King Kiba.

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