Jhikoman is a well-known Tanzanian reggae artist. His unique singing style and lyrics have been touching people since 1994. He’s produced several albums and has performed widely in Europe and Africa.
Jhikoman is a well-known Tanzanian reggae artist. His unique singing style and lyrics have been touching people since 1994. He’s produced several albums and has performed widely in Europe and Africa. In his upcoming album Tupendane, Jhikoman keeps exploring, combining roots reggae with acoustic African sounds you call this Afro-Reggae.
Using music as a tool for unification.
The journey continues for Jhikoman to compose songs in a style without boundaries, a product of continued spiritual searchings andmusical experimentation. Jhikoman mixes Kiswahili, English and his Native language Kinyasa.
Jhikoman’s music must be heard, preferably live, to be fully appreciated. Uplifting beats combined with positive words visibly move his audiences.
Songs are composed in African and reggae styles (Afro-Reggae).
For Jhikoman, music presents an opportunity to raise awareness about social oppression and injustice. It also provides a medium for communicating messages of peace, love and unity. Jhikoman’s songs bring real societal issues to the fore.
Born in 1972 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Third born amongst nine. Six brothers and three sisters. Apart from music Jhikoman is a painter, cartoonist, sculpture above of all Jhikoman is a Farmer! Based in Bagamoyo coastal Region in Tanzania.
Photo: Jhiko Manyika aka Jhikoman