a.k.a Sir Nature (born Juma Kassim Ally
, in 1980) is a Tanzanian
hip hop artist and a singer. He is the founder and member of a Temeke
group called Wanaume, an informal group of rappers from the poor side of Dar es Salaam
. Nature is one of the best, well known and most creative artists in the Bongo Flava
Swahili hip hop genre, not only is he a great composer and uniquely talented rap artist but also gifted with a soulful and touching voice. In his newest album, "Bongo Flava: Swahili Rap from Tanzania", many of the lyrics which are in his tracks include current problems within his country. Some problems he raps about include, "HIV/AIDS, the difficulty of meeting basic needs, class and wealth barriers, and holding your head high despite everything".
The other main reason for his popularity throughout East Africa is of course the topics of his songs, which deal with real and pertinent issues to the majority of local people . “Umoja wa Watanzania” from his 2004 album Ugali, for example, pleads for... Read More