Tanzania based singer Ali kiba has for the very first time mentioned his real name.
The musician who was speaking on East Africa Radio’s Planet Bongo time mentioned that his real name is Ali Saleh Gentamilan, but most fans have always taken Ali kiba to be his genuine name.
He said that Ali kiba was only but a nickname given to him by the friends of his mom before he was born.
Ali Kiba went on and said that when his mother was pregnant with him her relatives and family friends used to make fun of her calling her ‘Mama vibanio’ since they were used to tighten her clothes with clips and when he was born, they simply called him with the name ‘Kiba’.
“Kiba ni jina langu mimi tena la utani, wakati mama yamgu alipokuwa na ujauzito wangu, sasa wale mawifi zake, marafiki walikuwa wanambana nguo kwa vibanio wakawa wanamtania mama kibanio, mpaka nilipozaliwa wakawa naniita kibanio, ndio lilipozaliwa la ‘Kiba’, jina langu halisi mimi ni Ali Saleh Gentamilan“, said the seduce me hit maker.
This happens even as the nickname ‘Kiba’ has grown to be one of his family’s most favorite names and has seen his fans and also his children using the name Kiba.
Alikiba’s younger brother who is also a singer uses the name Abdu Kiba, his sister also uses the name Zabibu Kiba.