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Nakaaya Sumari Biography, Songs and Child

Nakaaya Sumari Biography

Nakaaya Sumari was born on 3rd September 1982 in Arusha, Tanzania. She is a Taazanian R&B  and hip hop singer. She was a contestant in ‘Tusker Project Fame’ season 1 in 2006, she lasted five weeks on the seven-week program.

She has also worked as a goodwill Ambassador for the East African Community.In 2008 she she received an mdg3 torch, representing the youth for gender equality and women empowerment from the Danish government.

Nakaaya Sumari Career

In 2006 Nakaaya Sumari auditioned for the African Great Lakes region’s first reality TV show called “TuskerProject Fame”, that aired from October 1 to December 17, 2006. She lasted five weeks on the seven-week program.

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 the African Great
Lakes region.

In 2009 she signed a record contract with Sony BMG after a tour in Denmark. She was the first ever East African artist to sign a deal with the Sony. The company’s roster includes internationally acclaimed artists such as Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Celine Dion, Sean Kingston.

Nakaaya Sumari Songs

  • Mr Politician
  • Utu Uzima Dawa
  • Ni Wewe
  • Malaika
  • Matatizo
  • Love Again

Nakaaya Sumari Son

On 5th October 2013 she gave birth birth to her son Kai Samuel. She announced the news on her instagram page with a photo that she captioned;

“On the 5th of October, God blessed me with a son, I namedhim Kai Samuel. For he is a king. I too get to be called a mother, it is the best feeling in the world, may our Father in Heaven shield you my son, and may you serve Him all of your days, in Jesus’ name.”


She is the first born in a family of five children, her younger sister is Nancy Sumari who is the former Miss Tanzania (2005) and Continental Queen of Africa (2005).


Nakaaya Sumari

Nakaaya Sumari