Celebrated singer Prof Jay running for Parliamentary seat

Celebrated singer Prof Jay running for Parliamentary seat

Celebrated hip-hop artist Prof Jay has reaffirmed his decision to run for Member of Parliament in Tanzania.

The musician turned politician says he wants to join politics to bring change and accountability in government.

“It is the people who want me to run for Parliament,” said a confident Jay. “I want to serve the people. I do not want to be a boss.”

Jay, who is running under a Chadema ticket, is vying for the Mikumi seat in Morogoro.

“Just because I will become an MP does not mean I will leave my music, I can do both.”

He added: “This is not a decision I made overnight. I have thought it over. I am in this to serve the people and make a change.”

Jay was speaking from Milimani City where artists were prepping for Saturday night’s Kilimanjaro Tanzania Music Awards.

“Artists need to get more creative and help each other get to the top,’ said Jay. I have been in this game for over 20 years,” he added.

“We need to help each other along the way if our music is going to get recognized worldwide.”