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Joseph Kulungi famously known as Mbosso is a Tanzanian love song singer and songwriter. Some of his hit songs include ‘tamu’,’ hodari’ and ‘Nadekezwa’.
Mbosso Birth Name, Place of Birth, Age
Mbosso’s real name is Joseph Kulungi. He was born and brought up in Kibiti, Tanzania. He is 30 years old as of 2021. He was born on 3rd October 1991.
Mbosso has never shied off talking about his very humble upbringing. In recent interview, he stated that being a firstborn in his family, he had to take care of him right when he was still young. He recalls working at a fast- food restaurant so as to be able to provide for his family. He was raised in Kibiti in Tanzania. He later moved to Dar es Salaam shortly after graduating from high school.
Mbosso Education Background
Mbosso attended primary and secondary schools in Tanzania. He studied up to form four and never got to further his education past high school level.
Mbosso Parents and Family
He is a first-born child in his family. When he completed his primary school education, right when he was about to join form one, his father got fired from his job. His mother was a small-scale businesswoman and her income was too little to support the family. This provoked Mbosso to start selling chips so as to fend for the family.
Mbosso’s passion for music always existed way before he became famous. He always listened to big musicians and sang their music, imagining he was a big musician performing before a large audience. Right after he completed high school, he urged his parents to let him move to Dar es Salaam so as he could pursue music.
His parents denied him the chance on claims that Dar was a big city filled with filth, especially since he was a village boy with no known family member in Dar. He kept on persuading them and luckily, one day, they gave in. He left with nothing but a pair of shoes gifted to him by his father and a prayer by his mother.
When he arrived at Dar, he struggled for a while before Mbubwa Fela, the owner of Mkubwa na Wanawe Records helped build him. He put him together with three other boys, that is Aslay, Enock Bella and Beca Flavour. That is how a boy band known as ‘Wakubwa na wanawe’ (later known as Yamoto band) was formed. The band broke up in 2016 on matters involving money.
Mbosso was stranded and he went back home to practice farming. He even started stealing, an activity he since regrets. Rayvanny convinced him to come to Dar es Salaam so as to attend Diamond’s brother – Romy Jones’s wedding. He later got signed by WCB, Diamond Platnumz’ label. He has since left the label.
Mbosso in Wasafi Records
Mbosso got signed by WCB, which is Diamond Platnumz’ label on 29th January, 2018. He recorded an album and was able to release his first single while at Wasafi on 28th January, 2018. The single was known as Acceptors. He has since left the label.
Mbosso Hit Songs
Some of Mbosso’s hit songs include; Kiuno, Zuena, Tetema, Nimpende, Pole, Sweeti Sweetie, Fall, Kifolongo, Sina Nyota, Ashua, Quarantine, La Vie, Nisamehe, Mauzauza, Ashua, Mpya, Ate, Superwoman, Tamba, Haijakaa, Sawa and the latest banger “Baikoko” in which he has featured bongo mogul Diamond Platinumz.
Mbosso Tanasha Donna’s Car
Mbosso has been mentioned in Tanasha Donna Controversies severally. There were rumors stating that Diamond gave Mbosso Tanasha Donna’s car after they parted ways. Diamond had gifted his Kenyan baby mama the Prado during a celebratory event that was meant to be a baby shower. Diamond has since denied the claims and even went ahead and made a video, showing his fans the cars that were parked in his compound. Tanasha’s car was one of the four.
In 2019, mbosso’s wife, Boss Martha, passed on after a short illness. She was a comedienne on Cheka Tu. By the time of her death, the couple had a 4-year-old son who is now aged 6. Mbosso reportedly got another beautiful girlfriend whose name is Rukia Lucky and they welcomed bouncing baby boy Iqram Khan in late 2019.
The bongo artiste currently has three children from three different baby mamas. Apart from Rukia’s, he has one kid (Jazz) from a Kenyan, Mombasa- based lady and another son (Yunos) from Tanzania.
Mbosso House and New Car
Mbosso now lives the life of a typical celebrity with money, driving a nice car and living in a decent bungalow. He recently unveiled his Toyota Land Cruiser Prado car to the public in early 2020. Previously, he was gifted another vehicle by the WCB Wasafi Record Label for his exemplary work.
In the year 2020, Mbosso gifted his parents with a brand-new car and house. On the day he handed the house to his parents, posted the picture of the house and car on Instagram with the following caption:
Alhamdulillah Rabbi Alaamin ” nina Kila Sababu ya Kumshukuru Mwenyezi Mungu kwa kunipa nguvu na Mimi Ya Kutimiza ndoto hii niliyokuwa naiyota kila siku kwa ajili ya wazazi wangu …” Leo hii Wazazi wangu wanaanza Kukaa kwenye Nyumba ambayo Mtoto wao nimewajengea Kwa Jasho langu, Asante Mola wangu.
Mbosso Net Worth
Mbosso’s net worth is about $800,000. He gets much of his income through shows and brand deals. He is now the brand ambassador of Tanga Fresh milk – a deal that pockets him handsome pays.
|Real Name||Joseph Kulungi|
|Age||29 years as of 2021|
|Real Father||Yusuf Mbwana Kilungi|
|Mother||Khadija Salum Kikali|
|Education Level||Form 4|
|Place of Birth||Kibiti, Tanzania|
|Year of Birth||3rd October 1991|
|Spouse/Girlfriend Name||Rukia Lucky|
|Years Active||2013 to date|
|Net Worth||$800,000 (approx.)|