JOETT: 5TH AFRIMA JUROR

JOETT

Regarded as one of the most acclaimed vocal coach in his native country, Tanzania, Joett is also a songwriter whose song writing skills earned him registered membership of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).

Joett’s international music exposure entailed working with musical establishments like Universal, Sony BMG, Capitol, Columbia and Jive Records. All of these attained skills he brought to bear while coaching some of the best voices in Tanzania including Vanessa Mdee and Ben Pol.

Besides contributing to the development of African music talents, another achievement in Joett’s professional career involves licensing his songs to record labels in Europe and North America for use by other artists; as well as licensing his tracks for inclusion in dance compilation albums around the world.

Some of his accolade also springs from vocal coaching and mentoring of protégé; Mayunga Nalimi, who went on to win the Pan African Airtel Trace Music Star 2015 competition for Tanzania, beating contestants from 12 other African countries in a televised Kenya grand finale that was filled with drama and intrigue, and where mega star Akon was among the judges.

The acclaimed songwriter and hit singer from the 90’s and early 2000 brings his pool of experience to the 5th AFRIMA as Juror representing Eastern Africa.

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