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Rose Mhando African Gospel Singer

Rose Mhando is an East African Swahili gospel artist.

Born 1976 in Dumila village, Kilosa District, Morogoro Region, Tanzania in  East Africa.

Rose, a former devout Muslim and mother of three, claims to have seen a vision of Jesus Christ while indisposed on her sick bed at the age of nine, having suffered for three years, after which she was healed and later converted to Christianity.

She started her music career as a choir teacher in Dodoma’s Saint Mary’s Choir for the Chimuli Anglican Church.

On January 31, 2005, Rose Muhando was awarded the best composer, best singer, and for the best album of the year during the Tanzania Gospel Music Award Concert, 2004.

In December 2005 she participated in a Gospel concert to help raise funds for a Daresalam children orphanage.

On Feb 2011 Rose Muhando signed multi album recording deal with Sony Music. The signing was announced at a press conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on February 9 and is the first deal of its kind for East Africa.

Some of her albums include:

1.Mteule Uwe Macho,2004


3.Jipange Sawasawa,2008

Whilst in Tanzania at Meserani Snake Park back in 2007, Rose came to the snake park to film her video’s for her album Jipange Sawa Sawa.

We all joined around to watch her sing and make her video’s. At the time my twin girls where about one year old.

Her album was launched in 2008, a friend of the Snake Park (which is my mother and father in laws place) purchased the album, he was watching and much to his surprise saw my twin girls in one of Rose’s video’s, the song is called Nibebe.

He thought to himself, “I know those girls” so he purchased a copy for us and sent it to us.

It was so funny watching them in the video, as I had no idea they had been filmed in it either.

The girls had gone for a walk in their prams with some friends of ours and wandered back up to where all the excitement was. Singing, dancing, naturally my girls wanted to check that out.

2009 The Best Tanzanian Gospel Singer Awards: Rose Mhando; The Best Singer in Tanzania, awarded Tsh 200, 000 by Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation TBC under the Umbrella of her song called ‘Nibebe’

Here’s my girls aged one staring in Rose Mhando video Nibebe. They don’t look very happy!! lol, something I will keep and show at their 21st birthday.


Tania Bale

African Art Online.Com

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