From Tiktok To The Big Stage: The Rise Of Yammi

From Tiktok To The Big Stage: The Rise Of Yammi

Bongo Fleva’s Next Big Thing

Yammi is running the Tanzanian streets right now with her debut EP titled 3 Hearts, especially her heartbreak-themed hit Naumia which has been well-received by fans.

In the Bongo Flava music industry, which is mainly male-dominated, Yammi has been able to get a front-row seat. Her sound, which is a mixture of Taarab and Bongo Fleva, famously known as Baibuda, is as sweet as her name suggests.

Who is Yammi?

Her real name is Yasirun Yassin Shaban, and she was born on May 12th, 2002. She comes from Mwanza but was raised in Dar Es Salaam. She is the firstborn of her mother who has two kids and a third child with her father. According to the superstar, she is the first person in her family to pursue music, and her mother was previously reluctant about her career choice.

Her Music Style

In simple and plain language, Yammi is a Baibuda artist, meaning her sound has influences of Taarab from the coast and Bongo Fleva which is Tanzania’s mainstream genre. Her debut EP 3 Hearts was a perfect illustration of her sound that resonated with many music fans. Other Tanzanian artists who also sing in Baibuda include Lavalava, Mbosso, Diamond Platnumz, and Zuchu.

Early Life

She started at an early age, taking music seriously in Advanced High School as she was attending different singing auditions and started uploading videos on Tiktok. Her Tiktok videos caught the attention of different artists, and she even once performed on Wasafi FM.

From Tiktok To The Big Stage: The Rise Of Yammi

Musical Influence

Growing up, Yammi was a fan of Indian music and has been listening to legendary Tanzanian singer Ray C a lot. Fans have compared her Baibuda music style to Zuchu’s.

Education Level

In an interview with Rick Media, Yammi disclosed that she just finished her High School education at Kisutu High School and was about to enroll at IFM. However, when the opportunity came to sign with The African Princess Label, she decided to pursue music.

Yammi’s Rise to Fame

Nandy, after seeing Yammi’s videos on Tiktok, decided to track her down through her manager. Yammi was then signed to the label, and on January 20th, she was officially unveiled as the new artist.

Yammi’s music has already won many fans over. Her sound, which is a blend of Taarab and Bongo Fleva, is unique and refreshing. As the next big thing in Bongo Fleva, Yammi is definitely an artist to watch out for.

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