Bi Kidude Biography

Bi Kidude Biography

Bi Kidude biography: Bi Kidude was a Taarab singer from Tanzania.

Bi Kidude Age, Name, Music career and Death

Bi Kidude was born in the 1910’s, with her exact date of birth being unknown. She was born in Mfagimaringo village.

Bi Kidude’s birth name is Fatuma binti Baraka.

Bi Kidude gained interest in music at an early age and in the 1990’s, she was recruited as an occasional member of Shikamoo Jazz, a group of elderly musicians who had been sponsored by a British organization. She had been titled the “Queen of Taarab and Unyago music”.

In 2005, Bi Kidude won the WOMEX award and she was nominated in the 2011 Tanzania Music Awards for the Best Collaboration and Best Traditional song.

Bi Kidude was married but divorced twice.

Bi Kidude died on 17th April, 2013 at her home on Zanzibar Island.


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