Reggae artiste Jhikoman biography

by DRW



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 latest recordings Jhikoman keeps exploring, combining roots reggae with acoustic African sounds, using music as a tool for unification.

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).

He mixes Kiswahili, English and his Native language Kinyasa. For Jhikoman, music presents an opportunity to raise awareness about social oppression and injustice, bringing real societal issues to the fore.

It also provides a medium for communicating messages of peace, love and unity. The journey continues for Jhikoman, composing songs in a style without boundaries, a product of continued spiritual searchings and musical experimentation.

Born in 1972 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania as Jhikolabwino Siza Manyika, he is third born in a family of nine - with five brothers and three sisters.

In addition to being a musician, Jhikoman is a painter, cartoonist, sculptor, and above of all a farmer! Now he is based in Bagamoyo, in the coastal region of Tanzania.



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