Mwasiti Almasi is a gifted singer songwriter who is now one of the most popular Bongo Flava artists in Tanzania and role model to Tanzanian youth.
In 2006 she was part of the African Development Forum representing Tanzania in Addis Ababa organized by UNICEF.
Her mother discovered Mwasiti’s talent in 1995 when she was still in primary school. Her mother encouraged this talent, and after graduating from school she pursued her dream of becoming a musician. Mwasiti joined THT in 2006 to improve her musical knowledge and to receive the training required to become a confident performer and singer - songwriter.
Mwasiti was the first artist to fuse Bongo Flava music with Tanzanian traditional music during the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF). Her music is diverse and her lyrics are real. Unique in her way of deliverance and interaction with her audience, Mwasiti remains a role model and will undoubtedly play a big part in the future of Tanzanian music.
In year 2006, she was nominated ‘Best Upcoming Female Artist’ at the Tanzania Music awards. She quickly rose to fame with her song ‘Niambie’ and was identified as the Queen of Zouk in Tanzania and East Africa, taking the award for best Zouk Song in 2008. Her single “Nalivua Pendo” holds the record for the staying eight consecutive weeks as Number One on the radio charts and continued to stay in the charts for a further 30 weeks.
In early 2010 Mwasiti signed a distribution, management and tour management contract with SONY Africa.
The Popular Female Artist has co-written and performed with an array of international musicians during her short career including Latitudes – France, Bobby Ricketts – Denmark, Angelique Kidjo – Benin, Zola – South Africa, and Lady Jaydee – Tanzania.
In 2010 Mwasiti performed at the Malaria No More Benefit in New York in front of a star studded audience including Youssou N’Dour, U2′s Bono, and American Actress Goldie Horn after being recognized as an incredibly dedicated and respected Good Will Ambassador for the Zinduka campaign in Tanzania.