Shetta whose real name is Nurdin Bilal was born on 16th July 1990 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He is a Tanzanian bongo flava, Hip hop artist.
Shetta Education Background
He attended his primary education at Boma Primary School before joining Benjamin Mkapa Secondary School in 2008.
Shetta Tanzania Music Career
In 2009 he was a dancer in a local group called ‘Misifa Camp’ which was under a popular singer and producer, Dully Sykes to whom Shetta became his backup singer later.
Eventually, he managed to form his own music a group which was known as ‘Dar Stamina’. He released his debut single, “Mi Naplay”, featuring one of Tanzania’s hip-hop legends, MwanaFA. Like elsewhere in the world, established artists in Tanzania would only agree to collaborate with new artists who show great potentials.
In 2010, he officially released another single that introduced him well to Tanzanian music scene, named “Nimechokwa” featuring one of leading local R&B star, Belle9. The hit song earned him enough credibility and provided him with several opportunities to perform across Tanzania.
A year later, Shetta released another hit song, “Mdandanda” featuring two household names in Tanzania’s ‘bongoflava’ scene, Dully Sykes and Tundaman. In 2012, he released another hit, “Nidanganye”, featuring one of the biggest names in African music, Tanzania’s own Diamond Platnumz.
In the same year, he released another single “Bonge la Bwana”, featuring a top local female artist, Linah, followed by another hit song, “Sina Imani” featuring Rich Mavoko.
After a short hiatus, Shetta came up with another song in 2014, “Kerewa”, featuring Diamond Platnumz, again. This single was such a huge success that it made its way to the MTV Africa Top 10,the continent’s definitive top ten countdown. The chart is usually frequented by top artists from South Africa and Nigeria, and for an artist like Shetta who had been on the scene for barely five years, it meant Tanzania had now a new force to be reckoned with.
A year later, his successes caught attention of music industry executives beyond Tanzanian borders, and he became signed to one of the leading record labels in the continent, Spice Africa, where he got the opportunity to record a song with an international Nigerian music star, Kcee. The hit song, “Shikorobo”, became an instant banger officially introduced him in the Mainstream.
- Sina Imani
- Wale Wale
- Me Na Play
- Bonge la Bwana
- Tamu sana
Family: Wife and Child
He is married to Mama Qalia nd they have a four year old (as at 2016) daughter, Qamrah Nurdin Bilal Ali
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