Alikiba Biography is very similar to that of diamond Platnumz. They both started music at almost the same time and they have been competing for a long time. I can say their competition is healthy and it helps a lot as far as the growth of Bongo music is concerned.
Alikiba is one of the favourite artists in E. Africa. He receives a lot of support from his neighbouring countries which includes Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. Apart from being a singer and a songwriter, Alikiba is also a footballer. He owns his own recording label, King’s music.
In 2005 he was invited to join Uganda national football club. Ali Kiba refused the request since he wanted to continue with his music career
He is one of the top artists in Africa. In todays’ topic, we will deal with Alikiba Biography. We will talk more about his life, where he was born, his music life and much more.
Alikiba real names and the place of birth.
He was born in 1986, on 29th November. Alikiba’s real name are Ali Saleh Kiba. He was born in Tanzania capital city. Dar es salaam. He attended Upanga primary school but till today no one knows where he attended his O level and college.
Alikiba Music Journey
He started having music interests in primary school and he was a drama club member. He is one of the best Afro-pop and R&B musicians. His music career started in 2004. At first, no one believed that one day he will become one of the biggest artists as he is today. He is now one of the successful artists in E. Africa.
He was once signed by Sony Music. Sony Music is one of the biggest record labels in the world. For an artist to be signed in such a recording label must be very creative, have a great voice and be a good writer.
Alikiba has more than 50 songs by now, he has been in the music industry for more than 17 years. Some months ago, Alikiba released an Ep which is now doing well in many countries worldwide.
“Only one King” is the name of the Ep. He has worked with a lot of international artists including Patoranking, Sarkodie and p-square. Some of the songs which are available in his Ep include Let me ft. Sauti sol, Bwana mdogo ft. Patoranking, Oyaoya, Salute ft. Rudeboy and many more
Awards won by Alikiba
Due to his hard work, Alikiba has become people’s favourite. Every time he releases a song, it trends everywhere and so far he has won a lot of awards which includes, MTV EMA awards, Kili awards which he won in 2008.
If you have been following Alikiba music since he started, You must be familiar with one of his favourite songs Cinderella. This song was awarded as the best selling single in the whole of E. Africa.
In the Era of Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, Alikiba was well recognized for his great music. He was awarded presidential honour for his good music. Some of his songs that made him who he is are as follows;
- Macmuga which was dedicated to Mr Nice
- Chekecha cheketua
- Seduce me and many more
Alikiba family, Wife and kids
Alikiba is a married man. His wife Amina Khalef is from Kenya who is said to be close to Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho. Before they met, Amina was working at Mombasa Governor’s office.
It is believed that the two met due to the closeness Ali Kiba had with Governor Joho. Alikiba and Amina have two kids but Ali Kiba has a total of 5 Kids, 3 from a different woman. Alikiba children are; Sameer Kiba, Jamal, Amiya and Chamy.
Musicians who have worked with Alikiba
Alikiba is the kind of musician who is ready to work with any artist provided he has the capability. So far he has worked with many musicians both in Tanzania and in Kenya. Some of the artist Alikiba has worked with within Kenya includes Otile Brown, Sauti sol and Petra.
Alikiba has also worked with several musicians in Tanzania who including Nandy, Abdul Kiba, Barnabas and many more
Alikiba and Diamond Platnumz.
The two have been competing for a long time now. They have different kinds of fans and every time each release a new song, they get both negative and positive fans from different fans.
Most people term Alikiba as a good music writer who has a great voice than Diamond Platnumz. Diamond is said to be good in marketing and his music is meant for business purposes. Most people believe that Alikiba music lasts longer than that of Diamond Platnumz but diamond’s Music pays a lot.
According to Alikiba, he sometimes listens to diamond Platnumz music. Mbosso and Lavalava who are both signed by Wasafi respect Alikiba since he has been in the music industry and he is one of the successful artists in Tanzania.
Sometimes back Wasafi Media was not airing any Alikiba music but nowadays they air his music. We are not sure why they decided to air his music, maybe it is due to public demands.
You can reach Alikiba through his social media such as Instagram. Alikiba youtube channel has more than 1.8 million subscribers. So far his channel has received more than 179,913,216 views. Most of his songs have more than a million views thus means he has a lot of fans who follow him.
Alikiba Net worth
He has acquired his wealth through performance, Music album sales and online download. He is also a brand ambassador in some big companies who pays a huge amount. His wealth is estimated to be around $ 6,000,000.
Alikiba also owns several expensive cars and big houses. Being in the music industry for more than 15 years and you are still doing good music isn’t a joke. We celebrate Alikiba simply because he is doing great work.
We hope he will continue releasing great songs which are both entertaining and educative. As we usually say. Hard work pays and we have no doubt about that.
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