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Harmonize

About

From his humble beginnings in Mtwara to becoming the first artist to sign for Wasafi Classic Baby (WCB) record label, Harmonize has proven his worth in music and business. Be that as it may, he just can't avoid the comparisons with his former boss Diamond Platnumz.

Personal Life

Konde Boy whose real name is Rajab Abdul Kahali was born on 15 March 1991. He also goes by the nicknames Jeshi, Tembo and Mbunge. Harmonize comes from a humble background in Chitoholi village, Mtwara, Tanzania. Despite the hardships, he always had the belief that his fortunes might change someday.

He tried his hand in football and hawking before he got into music.

“I used to sell water in Tanzania. Even when I started focusing on music, it took me two years to create a name for myself. I also worked as a hawker. At some point, I felt God had not planned for me to become a musician. There was a time I almost gave up in life, but my mother kept encouraging me to continue pressing on,” Harmonize told a local publication.

Konde Boy broke into the music industry in 2015 after he became the first artist to sign for WCB Wasafi, a record label owned by Diamond Platnumz.

Schooling

Harmonize completed his secondary school education at Mkundi Secondary School in 2009. He later relocated to Dar es Salaam, where he worked as a hawker at the famous Kariakor Market.

Career

Bongo Star Search Competition was Harmonize's first trial in singing. Unfortunately, he was turned down because his vocals were not good.

Harmonize didn't give up. He worked on his craft and in 2015, he got his breakthrough. WCB Wasafi Record label owned by fellow singer Diamond Platnumz acquired his signature and was officially unveiled on 6 November 2015. His first single under the label was 'Aiyola'.

Harmonize songs

Jeshi has never looked back since Aiyola. He went on to release more top chatting songs "Bado", "Kwa Ngwaru", "Matatizo", "Happy Birthday", "Sina", "Kainama", "Paranawe", "Show Me What You Got", "Kushoto Kulia", "Anajikosha", "Niambie", "Atarudi", "Nishachoka", "Anajikosha", "Niambie", "Nishachoka".

Harmonize new song

Harmonize might have left the WCB record label but he keeps releasing hits. He has started 2022 with a bang. His new release "Mwaka Wangu" has garnered over 3 million views on YouTube already with "Serious Love" having over 1 million views.

In 2020/21, Harmonize collaborated with celebrated Congolese Musician Awilo Longomba for the song "Attitude". Other hits he sang include "All Night", "One Night Stand Falling For You", "Bedroom", "Uno", "Mpaka Kesho", "Ushamba", "Sandakalawe" and "Teacher".

Business

Harmonize runs a successful Konde Music Worldwide record label which he started in 2019. He currently has five artists under his label - Ibraah TZ, Anjella, Skales, Killy and Cheed. Country Wizzy who was signed by Harmonize in 2020, announced his exit in January 2022.

Relationship

Harmonize is not a lucky man when it comes to women. Early in his career, he dated Bongo Movie actress Jacqueline Wolper but the two broke up in 2017. Harmonize revealed that they separated because Wolper had other lovers and also desired his boss Diamond Platnumz.

Is Harmonize single?

Harmonize's marriage to Sarah Michelloti lasted only for a year. The two divorced in 2020 in a highly publicised divorce. As per Sarah, Harmonize disrespected her as he spent nights outside without her knowledge and wasn't interested in making their relationship work. Rumours then followed that Harmonize was dating media personality Frida Kajala Masanja. This turned out to be true. However, it was another short-lived relationship as they broke up two months after.

Who is Harmonize married to?

Harmonize has not married again since he divorced his Italian ex-wife Sarah Michelotti.

Who is Harmonize dating?

Just three months after Harmonize introduced his Australian beauty Briana to the world, the two are no longer a couple. Harmonize disclosed this through Insta stories in which he also said he will just go back to the dating scene at 35.

Family

Harmonize was married to Sarah Michelloti but their marriage lasted only one year. They divorced over infidelity on Harmonize's part and even sired a child out of wedlock.

What is the name of Harmonize daughter?

Just a month after breaking up with his wife Sarah Michelloti, Harmonize took to his Instagram page to announce his only daughter Zuhera Nasra to the world. His ex-wife rubbished his announcement. She stated that Harmonize was incapable of sirring children. Harmonize came out strongly and denied her allegations. “This is my blood men!” He said. He further stated that people could say whatever they wanted but Zureha Nasra is her daughter.

Is Harmorapa a brother to Harmonize?

Harmorapa is not a blood brother to Harmonize but a self-proclaimed ‘twin brother’. A very welcoming Harmonize has in the past recognized and appreciated Harmorapa as his copycat. Harmonize was quoted saying Harmorapa motivates him to work harder because if he fails Harmorapa will not have someone to look up to.

Controversy

Harmonize is a great Bongo Flava musician but he is also not immune to controversies. Early in his career, Harmonize was dismissed as a poor musician who could not make it in the industry even with the massive support of Diamond Platnumz.

In the Tanzania music scene “Kiki” is a common word meaning clout chasing and Harmonize has long been accused of using it to push his music.

Exit from WCB

One of his biggest controversies was his exit from the Diamond owned WCB record label. He joined the label in 2015 on a 10-year contract. In his four-year period at Wasafi, he released some big hitters like "kwangwaru", "bado", and "kainama". Despite the success, Harmonize says he was forced to quit as his relationship with Diamond deteriorated. 

According to him, their woes emanate from Diamond viewing Harmonize as a rival. He said that every musician who rose to fame under WCB or becomes a big name ends up conflicting with Diamond because he wants all the glory to himself. 

Harmonise was also not happy with the terms of his contract. He revealed that he got 40% of the revenue he generated while Diamond took home the rest of the share.

His exit from WCB was expensive. 

Harmonise revealed that he sold three of his luxurious houses to raise money to pay off his exit clause. He paid some Ksh 22 million to get the rights to his name and every piece he produced under WCB. Even then, he said that Diamond frustrated his efforts. He sought the audience of the late President of Tanzania John Pombe Magufuli who made Diamond sign Harmonize’s resignation letter.

Life after WCB

Harmonize left WCB but he still upholds his respect for Diamond. As a result, he rejected collaborations with Diamond's ex-girlfriends Hamisa and Tanasha Donna. Harmonize says he does not want to seem as though he is trying to get back at his former boss Diamond.

Affairs

Harmonize found himself in trouble again in 2020. One year after marrying his girlfriend Sarah Michelloti, Harmonize was embroiled in a cheating scandal that led to the birth of his daughter, Zureha Nasra. 

At the time he was married to Sarah, Harmonize got involved with Ugandan actress Frida Kajala Masanja. According to her, Harmonize told her that Frida was his sister and swore that he would never be romantically involved with her. However, after Sarah finalised her divorce, Harmonize admitted to being in a relationship with Frida but their relationship was also short-lived. 

Just months after dating Bongo Movie Actress Frida Kajala Masanja, harmonize was embroiled in another controversy with Wasafi Artist Rayvanny. Rayvanny accused him of sending nudes to Paula Kajala, the daughter of Harmonize ex- Kajala Masanja.

Car

Harmonize drives a Toyota Harrier, Corolla and Toyota Crown.

House

Even though Harmonize had to sell three of his houses to his former employer, he still managed to get himself a palatial home in Dar es Salaam.

Net Worth

Harmonize Net worth, as of 2021, stands at around $1.2 million. He makes money from his music, businesses and endorsements.

Social Media

Harmonize's Instagram: @Harmonize_TZ 

Harmonize's Twitter: @Harmonize_TZ

Harmonize's Facebook: Harmonize

Awards & Recognition

In 2019, he was nominated for the Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards

In 2017, MTV Base included Harmonize in their "Ones To Watch 2017"

2016: Africa Entertainment Awards (AEAUSA) for Best New Artist, Africa Musik Magazine Awards for Best Newcomer, WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards for Best African Newcomer Video for Bado ft. Diamond Platnumz

Q&A

Is Diamond related to Harmonize?                                        

Diamond and Harmonize had a business relationship. Diamond Platnumz was the boss of Harmonize at WCB Wasafi.

What happened to Diamond and Harmonize?

Harmonize and Diamond Platnumz got into a bitter feud after Harmonize disbanded his 15-year contract with Diamond's Wasafi records. A tussle erupted after Harmonize's efforts to end his contract with the Wasafi label was apparently thwarted, which brought their relationship to a bitter end.

How much did Harmonize pay Diamond to leave Wasafi?

Harmonize paid TSh500 million and equivalent $250,000 to leave Wasafi.

Why did Harmonize leave Wasafi?

Harmonize decided to end the Wasafi contract after he no longer felt he was getting value for his work. He was the second-highest income generator at WCB after Diamond Platnumz at the time of his departure.

Why did Harmonize break up with Sarah?

Sarah dumped Harmonize just days after he announced publicly that he had a child with another woman.

Do Harmonize and Sarah have a child?

Harmonize and Sarah's relationship did not bear a child. Harmonize has a daughter Zureha Nasra who he sired out of wedlock leading to his break-up with Sarah.

Is Harmonize single?

Harmonize has been flaunting his new Australian lover Briana, months after ending his relationship with Bongo Movie actress Frida Kajala Masanjaa. 

Is Harmonize rich?

With a steadily growing net worth of $1.2 million, Harmonize has to be considered among the richest artists in East Africa.

Birthday:
15 March 1991
Nationality:
Tanzanian
Star sign:
Pisces
Birth place:
Chitoholi village, Mtwara, Tanzania

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Harmonize
Birthday:
15 March 1991
Nationality:
Tanzanian
Star sign:
Pisces
Birth place:
Chitoholi village, Mtwara, Tanzania

About

From his humble beginnings in Mtwara to becoming the first artist to sign for Wasafi Classic Baby (WCB) record label, Harmonize has proven his worth in music and business. Be that as it may, he just can't avoid the comparisons with his former boss Diamond Platnumz.

Personal Life

Konde Boy whose real name is Rajab Abdul Kahali was born on 15 March 1991. He also goes by the nicknames Jeshi, Tembo and Mbunge. Harmonize comes from a humble background in Chitoholi village, Mtwara, Tanzania. Despite the hardships, he always had the belief that his fortunes might change someday.

He tried his hand in football and hawking before he got into music.

“I used to sell water in Tanzania. Even when I started focusing on music, it took me two years to create a name for myself. I also worked as a hawker. At some point, I felt God had not planned for me to become a musician. There was a time I almost gave up in life, but my mother kept encouraging me to continue pressing on,” Harmonize told a local publication.

Konde Boy broke into the music industry in 2015 after he became the first artist to sign for WCB Wasafi, a record label owned by Diamond Platnumz.

Schooling

Harmonize completed his secondary school education at Mkundi Secondary School in 2009. He later relocated to Dar es Salaam, where he worked as a hawker at the famous Kariakor Market.

Career

Bongo Star Search Competition was Harmonize's first trial in singing. Unfortunately, he was turned down because his vocals were not good.

Harmonize didn't give up. He worked on his craft and in 2015, he got his breakthrough. WCB Wasafi Record label owned by fellow singer Diamond Platnumz acquired his signature and was officially unveiled on 6 November 2015. His first single under the label was 'Aiyola'.

Harmonize songs

Jeshi has never looked back since Aiyola. He went on to release more top chatting songs "Bado", "Kwa Ngwaru", "Matatizo", "Happy Birthday", "Sina", "Kainama", "Paranawe", "Show Me What You Got", "Kushoto Kulia", "Anajikosha", "Niambie", "Atarudi", "Nishachoka", "Anajikosha", "Niambie", "Nishachoka".

Harmonize new song

Harmonize might have left the WCB record label but he keeps releasing hits. He has started 2022 with a bang. His new release "Mwaka Wangu" has garnered over 3 million views on YouTube already with "Serious Love" having over 1 million views.

In 2020/21, Harmonize collaborated with celebrated Congolese Musician Awilo Longomba for the song "Attitude". Other hits he sang include "All Night", "One Night Stand Falling For You", "Bedroom", "Uno", "Mpaka Kesho", "Ushamba", "Sandakalawe" and "Teacher".

Business

Harmonize runs a successful Konde Music Worldwide record label which he started in 2019. He currently has five artists under his label - Ibraah TZ, Anjella, Skales, Killy and Cheed. Country Wizzy who was signed by Harmonize in 2020, announced his exit in January 2022.

Relationship

Harmonize is not a lucky man when it comes to women. Early in his career, he dated Bongo Movie actress Jacqueline Wolper but the two broke up in 2017. Harmonize revealed that they separated because Wolper had other lovers and also desired his boss Diamond Platnumz.

Is Harmonize single?

Harmonize's marriage to Sarah Michelloti lasted only for a year. The two divorced in 2020 in a highly publicised divorce. As per Sarah, Harmonize disrespected her as he spent nights outside without her knowledge and wasn't interested in making their relationship work. Rumours then followed that Harmonize was dating media personality Frida Kajala Masanja. This turned out to be true. However, it was another short-lived relationship as they broke up two months after.

Who is Harmonize married to?

Harmonize has not married again since he divorced his Italian ex-wife Sarah Michelotti.

Who is Harmonize dating?

Just three months after Harmonize introduced his Australian beauty Briana to the world, the two are no longer a couple. Harmonize disclosed this through Insta stories in which he also said he will just go back to the dating scene at 35.

Family

Harmonize was married to Sarah Michelloti but their marriage lasted only one year. They divorced over infidelity on Harmonize's part and even sired a child out of wedlock.

What is the name of Harmonize daughter?

Just a month after breaking up with his wife Sarah Michelloti, Harmonize took to his Instagram page to announce his only daughter Zuhera Nasra to the world. His ex-wife rubbished his announcement. She stated that Harmonize was incapable of sirring children. Harmonize came out strongly and denied her allegations. “This is my blood men!” He said. He further stated that people could say whatever they wanted but Zureha Nasra is her daughter.

Is Harmorapa a brother to Harmonize?

Harmorapa is not a blood brother to Harmonize but a self-proclaimed ‘twin brother’. A very welcoming Harmonize has in the past recognized and appreciated Harmorapa as his copycat. Harmonize was quoted saying Harmorapa motivates him to work harder because if he fails Harmorapa will not have someone to look up to.

Controversy

Harmonize is a great Bongo Flava musician but he is also not immune to controversies. Early in his career, Harmonize was dismissed as a poor musician who could not make it in the industry even with the massive support of Diamond Platnumz.

In the Tanzania music scene “Kiki” is a common word meaning clout chasing and Harmonize has long been accused of using it to push his music.

Exit from WCB

One of his biggest controversies was his exit from the Diamond owned WCB record label. He joined the label in 2015 on a 10-year contract. In his four-year period at Wasafi, he released some big hitters like "kwangwaru", "bado", and "kainama". Despite the success, Harmonize says he was forced to quit as his relationship with Diamond deteriorated. 

According to him, their woes emanate from Diamond viewing Harmonize as a rival. He said that every musician who rose to fame under WCB or becomes a big name ends up conflicting with Diamond because he wants all the glory to himself. 

Harmonise was also not happy with the terms of his contract. He revealed that he got 40% of the revenue he generated while Diamond took home the rest of the share.

His exit from WCB was expensive. 

Harmonise revealed that he sold three of his luxurious houses to raise money to pay off his exit clause. He paid some Ksh 22 million to get the rights to his name and every piece he produced under WCB. Even then, he said that Diamond frustrated his efforts. He sought the audience of the late President of Tanzania John Pombe Magufuli who made Diamond sign Harmonize’s resignation letter.

Life after WCB

Harmonize left WCB but he still upholds his respect for Diamond. As a result, he rejected collaborations with Diamond's ex-girlfriends Hamisa and Tanasha Donna. Harmonize says he does not want to seem as though he is trying to get back at his former boss Diamond.

Affairs

Harmonize found himself in trouble again in 2020. One year after marrying his girlfriend Sarah Michelloti, Harmonize was embroiled in a cheating scandal that led to the birth of his daughter, Zureha Nasra. 

At the time he was married to Sarah, Harmonize got involved with Ugandan actress Frida Kajala Masanja. According to her, Harmonize told her that Frida was his sister and swore that he would never be romantically involved with her. However, after Sarah finalised her divorce, Harmonize admitted to being in a relationship with Frida but their relationship was also short-lived. 

Just months after dating Bongo Movie Actress Frida Kajala Masanja, harmonize was embroiled in another controversy with Wasafi Artist Rayvanny. Rayvanny accused him of sending nudes to Paula Kajala, the daughter of Harmonize ex- Kajala Masanja.

Car

Harmonize drives a Toyota Harrier, Corolla and Toyota Crown.

House

Even though Harmonize had to sell three of his houses to his former employer, he still managed to get himself a palatial home in Dar es Salaam.

Net Worth

Harmonize Net worth, as of 2021, stands at around $1.2 million. He makes money from his music, businesses and endorsements.

Social Media

Harmonize's Instagram: @Harmonize_TZ 

Harmonize's Twitter: @Harmonize_TZ

Harmonize's Facebook: Harmonize

Awards & Recognition

In 2019, he was nominated for the Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards

In 2017, MTV Base included Harmonize in their "Ones To Watch 2017"

2016: Africa Entertainment Awards (AEAUSA) for Best New Artist, Africa Musik Magazine Awards for Best Newcomer, WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards for Best African Newcomer Video for Bado ft. Diamond Platnumz

Q&A

Is Diamond related to Harmonize?                                        

Diamond and Harmonize had a business relationship. Diamond Platnumz was the boss of Harmonize at WCB Wasafi.

What happened to Diamond and Harmonize?

Harmonize and Diamond Platnumz got into a bitter feud after Harmonize disbanded his 15-year contract with Diamond's Wasafi records. A tussle erupted after Harmonize's efforts to end his contract with the Wasafi label was apparently thwarted, which brought their relationship to a bitter end.

How much did Harmonize pay Diamond to leave Wasafi?

Harmonize paid TSh500 million and equivalent $250,000 to leave Wasafi.

Why did Harmonize leave Wasafi?

Harmonize decided to end the Wasafi contract after he no longer felt he was getting value for his work. He was the second-highest income generator at WCB after Diamond Platnumz at the time of his departure.

Why did Harmonize break up with Sarah?

Sarah dumped Harmonize just days after he announced publicly that he had a child with another woman.

Do Harmonize and Sarah have a child?

Harmonize and Sarah's relationship did not bear a child. Harmonize has a daughter Zureha Nasra who he sired out of wedlock leading to his break-up with Sarah.

Is Harmonize single?

Harmonize has been flaunting his new Australian lover Briana, months after ending his relationship with Bongo Movie actress Frida Kajala Masanjaa. 

Is Harmonize rich?

With a steadily growing net worth of $1.2 million, Harmonize has to be considered among the richest artists in East Africa.