Tamthilia ya Empire iliyojikusanyia mashabiki wengi duniani, Jumatano iliyopita ilirejea tena katika msimu wake wa tatu.
Katika msimu huo, muimbaji wa Tanzania aishiye Marekani, Koku Gonza ameshiriki. Koku anaonekana kwenye scene moja akimfundisha Hakeem kucheza piano.
Koku Gonza na Hakeem
Mfahamu zaidi kwa historia yake hapo chini.
Koku Gonza, the daughter of a Tanzanian folk singer, has shared the stage with an eclectic range of her influences. She has opened for Saul Williams, Roy Ayers, Anthony David, Yahzarah, Eric Roberson to name a few. As an Indie artist, Koku Gonza composed,arranged and performed all vocals, as well as played the guitar on all of her albums. Her song, L.O.V.E. serves as the lead single from her studio album Radiozophrenic released in 2011. L.O.V.E. debuted on BET International, Channel O, and other media outlets that feature breakout artists. In July 2012, Koku Gonza completed her first music tour in France. She performed in 11 cities in Southern France, and received rave reviews from various French media outlets like Soul Bag Magazine and +D’Afrique.
Koku Gonza’s music has been compared to the late legends Bob Marley and Mama Africa-Miriam Makeba as contemporary artists like Sade, Corrine Rae Bailey and Lianne La Havas. Koku Gonza’s music is parallel to the translation of her Kihaya name, which means lovely. She applies love, soul and passion into the ingredients of her genre-defiant pallet in new project Love Culture. Recently she released her latest single and music video for her song Clearest Sky. Clearest Sky is from her self-produced album Love Culture. Love Culture features international jazz bassist and composer Lonnie Plaxico and other great musicians on her self-produced indie project.