Born on October 12th, 1980 in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, Habe’s musical talent was not instantly evident, but his passion for life was. There’s very little mystery about him. What you see is what you get. He spent most of his childhood years living back and forth between Canada and his homeland. His musical influence began at the age of 5; dancing in local shows and competitions in Tanzania as well as listening to of as many records and tapes he could get his hands on. His favorites include icons such as Sade, Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, Seal, James Brown, H-Town, The Temptations, Gloria Estafan, Maxwell, Lionel Richie, Jodeci and D’Angelo.
If his musical style was to be summed up in one sentence; Habe has the passion of a Tupac Shakur, mixed with the Charisma and charm of a Marvin Gaye.
He is the voice of the people – The people who for years have been told to stop holding on to foolish dreams, to give up because of where they are from. The people who have gone against the grain, against popular opinion. Calling Habe stubborn would be an understatement. God put him on this earth to make people happy and at the same time, teach as much as he can about the ups and downs of life. His success in music will be a testament to life more than a personal accolade.
“In the eyes of empire builders men are not men but instruments” – Napoleon Bonaparte