Tanzanian Bongo boy band Yamoto Band has, unfortunately, split up not so long ago. The authors of the resounding hit Nitakupwelepweta could not stay together for long and now are trying to find their own paths in the music industry.
Tanzanian Bongo boy band Yamoto Band has, unfortunately, split up not so long ago. The authors of the resounding hit Nitakupwelepweta could not stay together for long and now are trying to find their own paths in the music industry. Check out this article about Yamoto Band, where we will talk about its members and what they are up to now.
The band started out back in 2013. Back then, it was called Mkubwa na Wanawe. However, after their first single by the name of Yamoto became popular, the band decided to adopt it as their new name. Before coming together, all of the members were Bongo Flava artists. Let’s get to know them a little bit closer.
A young man by the name of Siaka Nasor, who is popularly known as Dogo Aslay, can probably be called the backbone of Yamoto Band. Even before he joined the group, he had already had a reputation for himself. Dogo is behind some of the best singles of the group, including Naenda Kusema Kwa Mama.
The singer was very close to his mother. When she died because of issues with blood pressure back in 2015, Dogo almost shut down himself. It took him a while to get back on his feet and return to the life of being a boy band star.
Despite being arguably one of the most essential members of the group, Dogo Aslay was the first one to leave. Even before the band formally announced their breakup, he went on to produce his first solo single Kidawa without telling his bandmates or their management.
Dogo’s attempt at being a solo artist was repeated by his fellow band members, and, before you knew it, the Yamoto Band fell apart.
These days, Aslay is the most popular out of the four. He has 1.4 million followers on Instagram (@aslayisihaka), several singles to his name, many memorable collaborations and gigs all over the country and beyond. It looks like he is doing much better solo.
Out of the four band members, Enock probably has the most distinct voice. It was a common element of most songs of Yamoto Band, as each song had his vocal stylings right before the climax.
Even though Enock ventured into his own solo career, he once admitted that it was hard for him to overcome the group mentality he developed while being a part of the Yamoto Band.
Today, on top of being a singer, Enock is also a songwriter and an actor. He is not as popular as Aslay, as he only has 313 thousand followers on Instagram (@enockbellaofficial), but he is still doing very well if his photos are any indication.
Beka was the first person to blame Dogo for the tumult inside the group. He was incredibly displeased with the fact that Aslay went behind everyone’s back and recorded a solo track while still being a part of the group.
It seems like Beka can breathe easier now that he is a free man. He has released several successful singles and continues to win over the hearts of his fans.
Just like Enock, Beka has also ventured into acting, all the while continuing to sing and write songs. He has 41.6 thousand followers on Instagram (@bekaflavour) and hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube.
Back when he was a member of Yamoto Band, Maromboso, whose real name is Mbwana Yusuph Kilungi, had been the most stylish one of the group. One of the reasons why the band became so popular was probably his impeccable sense of style.
During the time when the Yamoto Band was ‘on a break’, he was closely associated with one of the Bongo kings, Diamond.
Today, Maromboso seems like the least active of the four. Yes, he has recorded several memorable singles, including his song with Aslay, but he does not seem to be as popular as the rest of his ex-bandmates. His Instagram (@maromboso) has less than a thousand followers, and he does not even use it all that often.
Now you know more about the past members of the Yamoto Band. Have you listened to the band? Do you continue to follow the separate careers of its members? Let us know!