Abdul Juma Idd aka Lavalava was born on 27th March 1993.He is a fast rising Bongo star from Tanzania signed under Wasafi Records managed by Diamond Platinumz.
According to Mutaha site,Lavalava’s passion for singing started way back but did not have a clear stance then.His mother is said to have been against his music career as he would mostly rely on her for bus fare to music concerts and events.
This were difficult for him, such that on his first studio session he was chased from studio for lack on basic knowledge of harmony in music. At that point Lavalava saw it necessary to learn and he joined Tanzania house of Talent and studied Music.
When he finished, one of his friends linked him up to Wasafi records where he was signed but official unveiling took two years.
He even stayed the label for a whole year before meeting boss Diamond Platinumz.
Diamond Platnumz noticed Lava lava talent a bit early but wanted to check his character and personality before signing him.
H said during an interview at Clouds Fm, that he once asked to buy a song from Lava lava but Lava lava refused to sell it to him but instead offered to give him the song for free.
This for Lavalava was a life changing chance because after that, Diamond Platinumz signed him up officially on 22nd May 2017 .
From then his career picked of when his first song ‘Tuachane” landed as a hit to the fans of Wasafi which stands 8.4 million views today on Youtube.
As he slowly curves his niche as a solo artist under the label, lavalava is an artist to look out for.
His songs revolve around love and heartbreak which makes it easy to relate too.
Other songs include,Go gaga,Nitake nini,Utatulia,Kilio,Teja,Kizunguzungu,Single,Nimekuchagua,Tattoo,Pasha, Hatuachani.
Lavalava has also featured in collaborations done by Wasafi artists like ‘Jibebe done by Diamond and Mbosso, Zilipendwa that had all signed artsist of Wasafi records.
He has kept his love life in the wraps despite a few rumors of him being in a relation ship with Tanzanian Flaviana an allegation he denied saying Flaviana is woman looking for ‘Kiki” -fame using his name. So ladies he might be single mmmhh.
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August 22, 2019
August 22, 2019