Vanessa Mdee, 28-year-old singer from Tanzania has had a successful 2016 and has long been enjoying pop star status in her home country of Tanzania and is now also receiving airplay in other countries in Africa, especially West Africa.

Vanessa Mdee was born in the Tanzanian city of Arusha but grew up in Nairobi, New York and Paris. Apart from being a singer she was more commonly known because she was the first Tanzanian MTV presenter.

“Vanessa Mdee’s latest hit ‘Cash Madame’ is not some exaggerated, self-aggrandising rhetoric meant to mislead.”