Ali Kiba is a Tanzanian singer and music writer hailing from Kigoma Tanzania. He is one of the most successful writer’s and CEO of Kings Music Label. Read more about him below. His genre of music is Afropop and R&B.
Real name: Ally Saleh Kiba
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Music Producer, Footballer
Birthday: 26 November 1986
Star sign: Sagittarius
Birth place: Iringa Region, Tanzania
Children: Kamran, Amiya Kiba, Prince Sameer Kiba, Jamal Kiba, and Chamy Kiba.
Net Worth: $4 million – $ 5 million
Ally Saleh Kiba also known by his stage name as Ali Kiba or King Kiba was born on 26th november 1986 in Iringa region Tanzania.
His parents are Saleh Omari and Tombwe Njere. He is the eldest son in a family of four. His siblings consist of his brother, Abdu Kiba who is also a musician, a sister, Zabibu Kiba and the youngest brother, Abuu Kiba.
He is known for trucks like cinderella, Nakshi Mrembo, Usiniseme among others
King Kiba has studied upto secondary level. Information about his furthering his education is not known.
Ally saleh released his first debut album and hit single ” cinderella” in 2008. The album was successful and was the best selling in East Africa.
The album had hits like ”cinderella, Nakshi Mrembo, Mac Muga and Zaidi Yangu ”.
He released his second album in 2009.
In 2010, he was endorsed by Airtel Africa brand for the one8 project alongside the billboard most influential global American R&B artists and other mega Africa’s best artist.
Kiba collaborated with he with disgraced American artist R Kelly alongside artists like 2Fcae Idibia, Amani, Navio, JK, Fally Ipupa, Movaizhaleine & 4X4.
In 2015, he won 6 awards at Tanzania Music Award and also broke record on mkito.com for the most downloaded song of the year.
He has won many more awards there after and has released more than 40 songs.
Former President of Tanzania, President Jakaya Kikwete personally met him to congratulate him for his talent and invaluable contribution to Tanzanian Music and Arts and Culture.
He loves football and is a member of Tanzania National Soccer Team.
Ali Kiba was married to Amina Rikesh but they finalised their divorce last year after the musician deserted her and their children.
In addition, she ended the marriage due to the constant fights with her relatives
Their wedding happened on 19th April 2018 in a luxurious hotel in Kongowea in Nyali, Mombasa, Kenya. They later traveled to their hometown for a joint grand wedding of Ali Kiba and his brother Abdu Kiba at the Hotel Serena in Dar es Salaam.
Together they were blessed with a son.
He has had several other relationships before marrying Amina. He got kids out of wedlock namely Amiya Kiba, Jamal Kiba, Chamy Kiba and Prince Sameer Kiba.
House & Cars
He owns at least four cars including a BMW X5 SUV, a Mercedes Benz 280 SL, BMW i8 Coupe and Range Rover Velar.
His house is located in Dar es salaam and is said to be very luxurious.
Awards & Recognition
In 2019, he was Nominated as the Best male East Africa at AFRIMA award.
In 2013, he was nominated for Best Tanzanian Writer, Best Male Artists and Best Collaborating song with Lady Jaydee for Kili Music Awards.
In 2012, he won Best Zouk / Rhumba Song at the Kili Music Awards.
In 2009, he was nominated for ‘Best International Act’ for the Black Entertainment Film, Fashion, Television, and Arts Awards.
In 2009, he won Best East African Artist for African Music Awards
Some of his songs are;
- Seduce me
- Oya oya
- Mwambie sina
- Singe boy
His wealth comes from his music, endorsements and businesses. He is estimated to be worth around $4 – $ 5 million.
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