Ali Saleh Kiba [born 1986] better known by his stage name AliKiba, is a Tanzanian singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer, actor and also a member of Tanzania wildaid. In 2017, he became the director of Rockstar4000. On 20 May 2016, he signed a deal with Sony Music Entertainment and is best known for his hit songs “Mwana”, Aje”, “Chekecha Cheketua”, “Cinderella”, “Nakshi Mrembo”, “Napenda Kula“,”Yana Run Dunia”, ” Dushelele”,” Mapenzi”, and also for his collaboration with superstar American artiste, R. Kelly and with other African musicians on the One8 project. After his 3-year hiatus, he released the singles “Mwana and Chekecha” and went on to win six awards at the 2015 Tanzania Music Awards. He broke the record on Mkito.com for the most downloaded song of 2015. Ali Kiba’s release of his album “Cinderella” broke record as the bestselling album in East African countries including Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.
Alikiba is 32 years old and was born on the 26th of November, 1986.
AliKiba Wife – Ali kiba Family
AliKiba was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 29 November 1986. He lives at Dar es Salaam. He also known as KingKiba or King of Bongo Flava. AliKiba has three children from three different women; Amaya Kiba, Sameer Kiba, Samira Kiba. Ali Kiba’s current wife is Amina Khalef of Mombasa Kenya. The KingKiba had loved music from a very young age, he was attracted to music since the age of five, and he started singing and dancing at the age of seven and by the time he was 14 had started writing songs.
Ali Kiba’s hit single ‘Cinderella’ became the biggest selling record in East Africa in 2008 and his second album ‘Ali k 4 Real’ was released in 2009 with the mega-hits ‘Nakshi Mrembo’, ‘Nichuum’ and ‘Usiniseme’. Since the time he released cinderella, AliKiba has always dominated the star-studded Bongo music scene before the emergence of the likes of Diamond Platnumz. In addition to his music, AliKiba is campaigning for conservation of Africa’s wildlife alongside Actress Lupita Nyongo.
The veteran singer was later endorsed alongside R Kelly (one of the Billlboard’s Most Influential Global R&B Artist of the past 25years) and seven of Africa’s other megastar artists Fally Ipupa (DRC/France), 2Face Idibia (Nigeria), Amani (Kenya), Movaizhaleine (Gabon), 4X4 (Ghana), Navio (Uganda), JK (Zambia) by the mobile telephone brand Airtel Africa. AliKiba received nomination for ‘Best International Act’ for Black Entertainment Film, Fashion, Television and Arts Awards in 2009, Best East African Artist for African Music Awards in 2009, Winner of Best Zouk / Rhumba Song at the Kili Music Awards in 2012, Nominated for Best Tanzanian Writer, Best Male Artists and Best Collaborating song with Lady Jaydee for Kili Music Awards in 2013. The Tanzanian President, Jakaya Kikwete, personally met him to congratulate and honour him for his talent and invaluable contribution to Tanzanian Music and Arts and Culture.
- Ali K 4 Real
- Mapenzi Yana Run Dunia
- Seduce me
- Mac Muga
- Aje Remix
- Mvumo Wa Radi
- Mali Yangu
- Chekecha Cheketua
- Kufosi Mapenzi
- Nakshi Nakshi Mrembo
- Namshukuru Mungu
- Zaidi Yangu
Tanzania Music Awards
- In 2012; He won “Best Zouk/Rhumba Song”
- He also won “Best Collaboration” – Nai Nai with Ommy Dimpoz.
- In 2014, he won; Best Male Artist; Best Male Performer ; Song Writer of the Year
- In 2015, he won; Song of the year (Mwana); Afro Pop Song of the Year (Mwana); Best Collaboration (Kiboko Yangu with Mwana FA)
Watsup Music Awards
- In 2016, He won; Best African RnB Video (Aje); Best East African Video (Aje)
BEFFTA Awards 2016
- He won; Best African Act ; Video of the Year.
MTV Europe Music Awards
- 2016; He won Best International Act ; Africa
- 2016 ; Won Favourite Artist ; won Favourite Song (Mwana)
East Africa TV Awards
- 2016, He won; Best Male Artist (Aje) ; Song of the Year (Aje) ; Video of the Year (Aje)
ASFA Awards (Uganda)
- 2016, He won; Most Stylish Artiste East Africa ; Most Fashionable Music Video Africa
- 2016; He won Video of the Year (Aje)
INSTA Award 2016
- He won Top Trending Song (Aje) ; He won Best Celebrity Player Award.
WANNAMusic Awards 2016 (France)
He won the People Choice Award (Aje)
AliKiba Net Worth
AliKiba net worth is about $5 million. He currently sits at position number two on the list of top ten richest artistes in the country, Tanzania. The only Tanzanian music artist wealthier than him is Diamond Platnumz.