Tanzanian Celebrities From Rich Families

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By  | May 26, 2021, 12:55 PM  | Top of The

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It is not a secret that most people in Tanzania's showbiz industry came from humble backgrounds. They had to work hard to reach where they are at the moment.

Even though most of them came from humble backgrounds, some came from rich families.

Some of the celebrities who came from privileged families attended the best schools as well as found it easy to kick off their careers.

Here are some of those celebrities who came from rich families.


The Wasafi signee is one of the celebrities who came from rich families. Zuchu, born Zuhura Othman Soud, is a daughter to Tanzania's veteran singer Khadija Kopa and businessman and former singer Othman Soud.

Since her parents had money, the Sukari hitmaker had the privilege to attend some of the world's best schools. As a matter of fact, she is one of the most educated artists in Tanzania having attended a college in India.

Because of the money and connections her parents had, the singer did not struggle that much to get into the music industry. After finishing her college education she went straight into music direct with hustling.

Venessa Mdee

Venessa Mdee is undoubtedly one of the most exposed music artists in Tanzania thanks to the exposure her rich parents gave her. She has been raised in several parts of the world such as New York, Nairobi, Arusha, and Paris.

The award-winning artist was able to transverse the world because her parents were engaged in occupations that involved a lot of traveling.

Vanessa's father was a journalist who turned into a diplomat while her mother was a model but later changed her career to be an accountant.

Wema Sepetu

Some times back, there were claims that it was Wema Sepetu who helped Diamond Platnumz take his music career to another level. The unconfirmed rumor might be true since Wema comes from a seriously rich family.

Same as Venesa Mdee, Wema's father was a diplomat. Her father, Ambassador Isaac Abraham Sepetu is a renowned politician in Tanzania who served as a government officer as well as a diplomat between 1982 to 1991.

Paula Kajala

Paula Masanja, Rayvanny's girlfriend, is the daughter of Harmonize's ex-girlfriend Frida Kajala.

The first arising Tanzanian celebrity comes from a well-off family. Her mother, Frida Kajala is a top Bongo actress while her father, Paul Matthysse is a producer and the CEO of Bongo records.
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