Ali Kiba and Tommy Flavour abandon local sound for Amapiano in their new blockbuster 'Huku'


Referring to Tanzanians as the creators of the best Amapiano in Africa might seem like an overstatement, but Ali Kiba's latest release titled Huku featuring Tommy Flavour could lend some credibility to that statement.

Ali Kiba, renowned for his deep affection and commitment to the local Bongo Flava genre, took a surprising turn in 2023 by venturing into the Amapiano trend. His collaboration with Marioo on Sumu marked the beginning of this musical transformation, and to underscore this new direction, he's now unveiled Huku.

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Huku effortlessly fuses South Africa's lively Amapiano vibes with the homegrown Bongo Flava genre and in this track, Ali Kiba and Tommy Flavour not only celebrate the allure of their partners but also guide them in the art of dancing together.

Similar to Sumu, Huku doesn't dive into the hardcore Amapiano style seen in tracks like Diamond Platnumz's Shuu or Jaivah's Soup. Instead, its charm lies in its gentle and smoother Amapiano sound. Abbah's impressive production incorporates elements like guitar and marimba into the beat.

Just like the track itself, the lyrics video of the song is something that has never been done before. The video includes prominent Tanzanian radio personalities like Meena Ally, B Dozen, and Lil Ommy, with the central character bringing the Huku vibe to the headquarters of various Tanzanian media stations, including Clouds FM and East Africa Radio.