MP Joseph Mbilinyi to continue with hip hop despite many duties
Mbeya Urban Member of Parliament, Joseph Mbilinyi has insisted that he would not abandon music even though he has many things to attend to parliamentarian.
Mbeya Urban Member of Parliament, Joseph Mbilinyi
The Tanzanian hip hop legend known in the music circles as Sugu said over the week-end that he will particularly take more interest in events that would aim at contributing money for combating social problems facing Mbeya Urban residents.
"Whatever I get from shows will help Mbeya people in their quest for development. I will not let them down,” Sugu said.
Sugu revealed that fans were of the opinion that he would no longer involve himself with music after becoming a Member of Parliament saying,’ in fact I will engage myself more now than before.
He said as a member of the august House most of his plays would not be for money as was before he became a Parliamentarian.
Earlier this year, Sugu called upon upcoming artists to him for advice on the way they could upgrade their music.
Sugu is a much respected figure in the East African hip hop scene and has over a decade been in the game before entering politics. Fans call him a man of people and the voice of the voiceless.
In the 1990s he was famously known as ‘2 Proud’ while others still call him ‘Mr 2’ or ‘Sugu’ even after he has become an Honourable Member of Parliament.
With a streak of eight albums, Sugu is widely accredited to motivating the hip hop scene in the country and popularizing the phrase ‘Bongo Falava.”