ALIKIBA Alikiba Saleh Kiba (born November 26, 1986) is a Tanzanian recording artiste, songwriter, dancer, producer, actor and model. He is one of Africa’s biggest stars and his name is steadily becoming a household name internationally. So influential is Alikiba that the Tanzania?Former president Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete honored him for his invaluable contribution to Tanzanian Music and Arts and Culture feted him. In 2011, Alikiba was voted as “the most popular top selling artist in East Africa” – Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda by Synovate research. His debut album, named after the hit single Cinderella became the biggest selling record in East Africa in 2008.
He also took home the Sexiest Male Artist award at the same awards. 2011. After his experience working with R Kelly and some of Africa’s best stars, he released Dushelele, which he co-produced and co-directed. He again proved he has a midas touch when it comes to music thanks to the success of the album. The song was nominated and won the Kilimanjaro Tanzania Music Awards for Best Zouk song. He later followed up the success of Dushelele with “Single Boy/Single Girl” featuring another Tanzanian musical genius Lady Jaydee and it went on to completely annihilate the competition and topped the charts through the year.
The collaboration was nominated for the Kora Music Award for Best East African Male Artist and topped it all when he was voted as the most popular top selling artist in East Africa – Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda by Synovate research. 2012: Acting He spent the year collaborating with different artists and started music production, acting lessons, and writing movie scripts. 2013: Release of his new album Ready to release his third studio album, which he has also co-produced is set to be released in 2014. He is also songwriting for fellow artists and scripting his first movie, which he will also star alongside other well-known actors. His dance prowess has been compared to R&B artist Usher whom Alikiba cites as a large influence on his music career.