Tanzanian Pop Star, Vanessa Mdee Drops Her Debut International Release “That’s For Me”

Written by on 25/01/2019

Award-winning Tanzanian pop star and celeb VANESSA MDEE drops her debut international release after signing to Afroforce1 and Universal Music Group Africa!

As one of the hottest and most popular artists in East Africa right now, Tanzania’s new queen of Pop Vanessa Mdee is kicking off 2019 with a perfect slice of danceable RnB-tinged pop. “That’s For Me” is Vanessa’s international debut single after signing a new deal with Afroforce1 and Universal Music Group Africa.

Already a household name in East Africa (boasting 4M followers on Instagram), the fashion icon and charismatic performer has teamed up with DJ Tira, Gqom Duo Distruction Boyz and Prince Bulo who are all feature on the pop-infused catchy dance floor banger.

While her African fan base has been getting hyped up for the drop (out 18th Jan), it’s a first for Vanessa on the world stage. The spirit of “That’s For Me” couldn’t be a better fit: The song reflects Vanessa’s strong, sexy, sweet, self-confident yet playful spirit and underlines her charismatic, infectious aura of a powerful player who makes her own rules. It also acts as the first single from her upcoming album being released later this year.

Vanessa Mdee is an award-winning musical sensation, businesswoman and philanthropist. From a successful media personality to one of Africa’s biggest pop stars, Vanessa’s definite cultural reach places her as one of Africa’s most powerful women despite her young age. She is also well-known for being the first winner of Tanzania’s MTV Base VJ search in 2007. She is the recipient of several awards since then, including an All Africa Music Award for Best Female Artiste In Eastern Africa and Best African Pop as well as three Tanzania Music Awards for RnB Song of the Year, Best Collaboration and Best Afro Pop.

A former Law scholar, Vanessa is passionate about seeing Young African girls get empowered – “There is a big role
model problem. I feel we need to retell the girl child that she is beautiful and not lesser than anyone. That message
has been tainted through advertising and culture and I feel it is important to echo that positivity.”

That’s For Me” is out now on all digital platforms 

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