Wednesday, February 29


Good Day Good People!  

The way we see it, if an organisation has a great programme and we stand a chance to improve our lives through it, it's a good thing.  These Samsung laptops are no joke, either!  it came with a built in solar panel so is way more friendly to the environment..  We say (with a little green-eyed envy) Congratulations to all the winners! 

Tigo Tanzania Public Relations Officer, Alice Maro (left) handing over a dummy cheque worth Tsh4 million to Ezekiel Jackson Bahati, one of the winners in a promotion done by the mobile phone operator.  Centre is Pamela Shelukindo, Tigo’s Quality Specialist.
By Evodius Joseph
Tigo Tanzania has concluded a national promotion yesterday which saw 19 participants walking away with Tsh4 mln each, as first prize winners while 38 lucky Tanzanian were each awarded Samsung laptops.
“We would like to thank everyone who participated in this promotion as well as to congratulate all winners,” said Alice Maro, Public Relations Officer at Tigo.
The promo which ran from 30th November 2011 to 19th February 2012 awarded a total of Tsh328 million worth in cash prizes and other gifts.

We came across this story in Corporate Digest. 

Way to go, Tigo! 

Thursday, February 23

Call International Long Distance on TIGO: Win a paid-for trip!

Instead of just wishing you could go see your sister, cousin, boyfriend, grandma, or anyone else you call internationally, you could go to visit them in person!  We think Tigo's new International Long Distance contest is exciting because just spending 1000 Tsh on a long distance phone call automatically qualifies you!

Aileen P. Meena Post and High Segment Manager (left) clarifying a point during a press conference held at Tigo new headquarters located at Kijitonyama.
She is flanked by Alice Maro, Public Relations of Tigo

By Evodius Joseph
Tigo has introduced and international long distance promotion which will reward one lucky winner with a  trip to any destination that he or she calls the most including Canada, China, India, UK or USA.

The promotion has started from today to April 22 of this year, whereby customers who will spend more than Tshs1,000 on international calls will automatically qualify to participate.
“Given the overwhelming success of the last promotions, we’ve to give our pre-paid and postpaid subscribers yet another chance to win great prizes,” said Alice Maro, Public Relations Officer at Tigo. “Make the international call now and you could be jetting off,” she added.
In addition to that the promotion will involve 50 winners, under which the first 49 winners will be awarded Tigo bags containing Tigo T-shirt, pens, key holders and ideos smart phone. The 50th winner will be awarded the main prize, which includes a return ticket and accommodation. Details will be made available to the winner on finalizing of travel arrangements.
The 50 winners will be selected randomly in the presence of a Gaming Board inspector at the end of the promotion. Customers will contracted with numbers they used when they make international call participants must be in possession of a valid Tanzania identity document and a valid passport at the time of entry.

Thanks to Corporate Digest for this update. 
We just like to share cool opportunities with you, please visit TIGO for more info on their products and services. 

Sunday, February 19

Authentic and original... East African Music available at All A Novel Idea shops in TZ

You know, sometimes we struggle for time to touch base on the stuff that moves our souls...

So much is going on in the music scene in East Africa, Sauti za Busara has just ended, and was an excellent break from the grind of our daily lives here in Dar, and to that end, we've picked up some great titles (which we are trying to come to agreements on to distribute here) from artists from Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.

In the meantime, please visit A Novel Idea Bookshop in Dar es Salaam: Oyster Bay, Steers on Samora Ave., Shoppers Plaza and the Slipway, in Arusha and in Zanzibar, for the selections below... All original East African selections we are proud to be offering.


If you are an artist and you have a CD you would like us to consider adding to our Distribution List, please email music (at)

We at Trinity Promotions and Mandugu Digital are committed to bringing authentic original music to you!  Let's do this!

Saturday, February 18

Tanzania: Kilimeru Maintain Winning Spree in Tigo Cricket Meet


Tanzania: Kilimeru Maintain Winning Spree in Tigo Cricket Meet

Not only are Tigo busy with providing Tanzania with excellent products and services at great value, they support sport as well.  We found the following story on

KILIMERU Sports maintained its impressive run of form in group A of the Tigo Trophy cricket tournament with an eight-wicket victory over A To Z Club at the latter's venue in Arusha earlier this week.
Arusha Regional Cricket Committee (ARCC) has organized the tournament under sponsorship from Tigo in support of the Tanzania Cricket Association (TCA) efforts to promote the sport in the country. Despite playing at their own backyard, A To Z cricketers failed to fully exploit their opportunities particularly with the bat and were punished by their no nonsense opponents in the process.
A To Z opted to start batting in the game and posted 144 runs for nine wickets in 19.4 overs, a total that the team surprisingly failed to defend during their opponents' chase. Tinson Kottackal scored 48 runs in what turned out to be the best innings in the A To Z squad while fellow batsmen contributed some runs to eventually help their side record the triple digit total in the end.
Iqbal Butt (3-17) and Abbas Lalji (2-18) had a good day with the ball for Kilimeru Sports and their efforts inspired team mates to go for resolute fielding, a move that played crucial role in frustrating plans by A To Z to post a much more challenging total. On reply, Kilimeru Sport confidently chased their opponents' score for the loss of only two wickets in 16.2 overs to continue staying in better position to progress to the next stage of the event.
Butt (68 runs) showcased his big hitting prowess to put his side in control of the innings as fellow batsman, Mohamedraza Lalji (34 runs not out) offered crucial support in the successful chase. It happened to be the first heavy defeat for A To Z Club in the campaign and the team needs to chalk out wins in forthcoming games should it wish to stay within reach of qualification for the next stage. In another group A's match played at the same venue earlier, Lion Kings XI thrashed Arusha TCA Development by 111 runs to revive hopes of snatching one of the top spots in the group.
The winners started to bat in the game and recorded 150 runs for the loss of only three wickets in the scheduled 15 overs, with Vinoraj Sheluweil (69 runs not out) and Parth Joshi (34 runs) emerging as notable contributors to the team's total. Arusha TCA Development youngsters, in response, failed to chase the score after managing paltry 39 runs for 7 wickets in the scheduled 15 overs to consequently prolong the losing streak. Lucky Fued had an impressive bowling figure of 2-4 for Lion Kings XI, who capitalized on their opponents' inexperience to grab victory.
Arusha TCA Development continued to suffer back to back defeats after losing by 153 runs at the hands of Annadil Ezzi in another match played at the same venue later. Annadil Ezzi started batting and scored 174 runs for three wickets in the allotted 20 overs, in which Quresh Karimjee (63 runs), Muffadal Kurban (32 runs) and Ammar Chomoco (24 runs not out) contributed substantially to the team's total.
In response, Arusha TCA Development faltered after posting just 21 runs for five wickets in 12 overs. Hussein Khanbhai (2-1) was the most impressive bowler in the Annadil Ezzi squad as he successfully led his side in limiting Arusha TCA Development to the low score. In group B, Wanderers Cricket Club's winning spree continued as the team garnered a seven-wicket victory over Swamibapa SC in a match played at the TGT venue the same day.
The losers started to bat and scored paltry 74 runs, losing all wickets in the scheduled 13 overs, with Anil Patel (20 runs) finishing as the batsman with the highest number of runs. Wanderers' Russell Hastings had a fantastic bowling spell to finish with a figure of 5-11 as Ian Coulquhon took 3-6.
On reply, Wanderers mounted a successful chase for the loss of three wickets in mere 7.4 overs, with Mike Becknor nailing unbeaten 49 runs to steer the team to the win. Although Swamibapa's Vikram Patel battled during his bowling spell to claim 3-11, Wanderers stood firm to cruise to the win.
Tagged: East AfricaSportTanzania

This post was found on and was sourced from The Daily News

Wednesday, February 15

Thursday, February 9

Motorbike Giveaway in Misungwi, Mwanza - Tigo Tanzania Helps Improve Health Services in the Region.

Tigo CSR -  Leading the way to better health care 

The mobile network provider, TIGO Tanzania, has donated five motorbikes to Misungwi District Council in Mwanza Region to facilitate in the discharging of health services.

A statement issued yesterday said Misungwi District Hospital caters for a population of almost 316,690, attending to about 100 patients a day.

The handover ceremony for the donation was held on Monday at the hospital, and the motorbikes were presented on behalf of Tigo by the firm’s territory manager, Lake Region, Joseph Mutalemwa.

Mwanza Regional Commissioner  Ernest Ndikilo tries  one of the donated motorbikes at Misungwi District Hospital . 

The motorbikes will be used as a rapid response to a medical emergency, providing speedier healthcare for sick people, for whom transport can mean a difference between life and death.

“Access to health structures is particularly difficult in rural areas where there are long distances to cover and transport facilities are limited,” Mutalemwa said.

Read more on the News Website

Tuesday, February 7

Good stuff Tigo!

We would be remiss if we publish all our music activities, and other creative promotions in the Cultural Landscape of Tanzania without also sharing with you activities that our main PR client, TIGO, are up to.

This is a page for all our subscribers, visitors, fans and friends.  Please! We encourage you to comment on the campaigns so we can help make them better.  Your input and views are important to us.

We will be featuring TIGO CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) efforts, as well as news and updates and sometimes the backstories behind their campaigns.  We will also be adding and updating info about Tigo's exciting range of products and services here..

So, here we go!

This week, we were busy around the country, first in Moshi, where our colleague Miriam was covering the Tigo University Attack sponsored by TIGO, on the 4th of Feb.  Here are some photos of some of the winners!

Timu ya chuo kiukuu kishiriki cha ushirika na biashara( MUCCOBS) wakiwa katika picha ya pamoja katika bonnza la michezo lililoandaliwa na kampuni ya simu za mkononi ya Tigo kabla ya mchezo kuanza.

 Meneja wa tigo wa Mkoa wa Kilimanjaro Adolph Sula akimkabidhi kikombe mshindi wa  pili katika pambano mpira kati Ya chuo cha ushirika na chuo cha Veta. Anayekabidhiwa kikombe ni nahodha wa timu ya ushirika Belinyo Ramadhani.

Meneja wa tigo wa Mkoa wa Kilimnjaro Adolph Sula akimkabidhi kikombe mshindi wa kwanza wa timu ya Veta baada  ya kuifunga timu ya chuo cha Ushirika moshi kwa penalti 5 kwa 4. Kampuni ya Tigo iliwezesha Bonanza la wanavyuo mkoani kilimanjaro ili kuhamasisha umoja, ushirikiano pamoja na kuwajengea wanavyuo tabia ya kupenda na kuthamini michezo.