Just who is Zuchu?
Zuhura Kopa, better known by her stage name Zuchu, is Tanzania’s latest singing sensation ruling the East African airwaves and currently on everyone’s lips.
Since she was signed by WCB Wasafi Records label last month she has rubbed and continues to rub shoulders with some of Tanzania’s crème de la crème including President John Pombe Magufuli who is her fan.
On Sunday, during a special live dubbed, ‘I’m Zuchu special edition’ Diamond Platnumz reduced Zuchu to tears after she gifted her a brand new car. Here are a few facts about Zuchu, who’s after Diamond’s heart.
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ZAWADI YA GARI /NDINGA MPYAA KWA ZUCHU !! Hakika Subira huvuta Kheri na Kila Mwenye kusubiri Basi Mungu humpatia kwa wakati ulio sahihi 🙏. CEO wa @wcb_wasafi , @diamondplatnumz , amemsuprise @officialzuchu kwa Zawadi ya Gari Mpyaa juu ya Jukwaa La #BigSundayLIVE Usiku huu ! Ni wazi Malkia huyu anastahili Kutokana na uvumilivu wake na Uwezo wake mkubwa alionesha ndani ya Muda mfupi tu wa safari yake ya Muziki . HONGERA ZUCHU 🙏 #BigSundayLIVE
Beauty with brains
Zuchu started her schooling in Lions King Zanzibar before coming to Dar es salaam to continue her primary education. She later joined Lord Baden Powell Memorial High School before flying to India to pursue a business course for three years.
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Her entry to music
Zuchu, musician, songwriter and Recording Artist, made her entrance into the music scene in 2015 after taking part in Tecno take the stage competition that was held in Nigeria. Despite not winning the competition, Zuchu did not give up her music dream. She ventured into the field of music covers and provided some amazing covers that caught the attention of some Wasafi crew including Mbosso.
How she caught the attention of Diamond
Prior to being officially unveiled by Wasafi, she had been in the pipeline for approximately 4 years, fine-tuning her craft and writing her own songs.
She was officially unveiled last month, and has proceeded to dominate Tanzanian airwaves and several digital platforms with songs in her new EP dubbed ‘I am Zuchu’.
She comes from a musical family
She is the daughter of celebrated taarab sensation Khadija Kopa. She is the last born and was born in Zanzibar. According to her mother, she never expected she would follow her footsteps since growing up she was shy.
“Ata sikutegemea angekuja kuwa mwimbaji mkubwa kwa sababu tangu akiwa mdogo alikuwa mpole mpole,” she told Wasafi mashamsham show.
She is big on youtube
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Zuchu is currently one of the most-watched female musicians on YouTube, with over 7 million views in April. Her debut EP ‘I am Zuchu’ is also doing extremely well on digital platforms with over 10 million streams in one month.
She started singing when she was 6
Her mother, Khadija Kopa remembers she started singing when she was about 6 years old.
“Zuchu ni mtoto ana akili sana, alipokuwa kuwa kidogo kama miaka 6, miake 8 akaanza mambo haya ya kuimba na kucheza. Ni mhodari sana katika kucheza,”
She in her early 20s
Zuchu was born in the 90’s and according to her mother, she is about 22 years old.
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