Bongo superstar Harmonize has opened up about his struggles before fame.Speaking to Mpasho.co.ke he said:
I used to sell water in Tanzania. Even when I started focusing on music bado ilinichukua miaka miwili to create a name for myself. I also worked as a hawker before.
The Kwangwaru hitmaker says his first song, Matatizo, focuses on 90 per cent of his true life story.
At some point, I felt God had not planned I become a musician. There was a time I almost gave up in life, but my mother kept encouraging me to continue pressing on.
Diamond has mentored me so much in music and even given me a platform to be heard out there.
In a recent social media post, the WCB artiste recalled how he struggled in a place called Kariokoo, saying how he captured the memories in his hit song Matatizo.
Miaka (5) iliyopita nilikuwa nafanya biashara za kudunduliza maeneo haya ya #Kariakoo kwa lugha nyengine nilikuwa #Machinga shida, tabu, shuruba, nilizokuwa nikizipitia
M/mungu peke ndie anayefahamu..!! Hata wimbo wangu wa #Matatizo 90% umebeba uhalisia wa maisha yangu sana......!!!! Sina utajiri wowote....!!! ila afadhali niliyoipata najihisi ni mwenye bahati
Sana...!!! Maana maisha ninayoishi
Sikuwahi hata kuyaota, Nimshukuru M/mungu kwa kunipa Nafasi hii ya kukumbuka Ndugu zangu ambao nimewaacha katika
Eneo hili na kupata nafasi ya kuzungumza nao mawili ,matatu
Ya kuwapa Moyo...!! faraja...!!!!! Mungu anawaona na Maombi yangu yapo kwenu...!!! 🙏 sitochoka
Kuwa nanyi siku zote...!!! Na kidogo
Au kingi changu kiwafikie kama fadhila ambazo ni ngumu
Kuwafikia watu wote..!!! Ila nyie
Mliobahatika kwa leo mkawe wawakilishi wa wengine M/mungu awabariki sana...!!! Ndugu zangu Changamoto, pandashuka, majaribu, zifanye kuwa motisha wa kukufanya uongeze juhudi...!! #MunguHajakuumbaUjeteseka..!! Ipo siku....!!! 🙏🙏 #KONDEBOY & #WCB4LIFE
Harmonize never imagined his songs would be hits like they are today.
I know sijafika but God is good sahii. Watu wamenijua and I feel so humbled kusikia watu singing my songs line to line.
His message to upcoming artistes is:
If you want to achieve something believe in yourself, you can make it. That is what made me who I am today.