Maabara: Who is Grace Matata?
Grace: sassy, witty, funy, smart, spunky and always chasing a high from everything in life. very easy going, easy to be friends with. i love music. i make music. right now im working on my first album:} and hopefully there`ll be more to come.
Maabara: in brief tel us about your background, family,school etc
Grace: Well! Was born in Mbeya in 1989, raised by our mother (ANN JOHN MATATA) in a family of three (3) kids. I studied in a local school of primary in KIBAHA town, and then attended Ordinary level at Kiluvya secondary school. I took my A-level secondary education at TAMBAZA secondary school where I finished in 2009; currently I’m studying my Bachelor degree on Tax management at the Institute of Finance management (IFM).
Maabara: When dd you exactly start singing and writing?
Grace: I began writing song at the age of 9, which first was interested more on poetry but later turned to song writing.
Maabara: any inspiration?
Grace: Was inspired by most ladies such as Tracy chapman, Deb Talan, Alanis morriset, Chris Pureka
Maabara: Any instrument that you play?
Grace: Was always interested in guitars, Starting playing guitar at the age of 17.
Maabara: As you have said earlier that you started writing and singing at age of 9, but when exactly did you start singing professionally?
Grace: Well! I started singing officially at the age of 18 when I joined the Motherland band in 2008. Other members who make the motherland are Rodgers, Manfred and Ozee
Maabara: How did you meet with Music Lab (mLAB)
Grace: Was introduced to music lab by a friend. Then was signed by mlab in 2009.
Maabara: best moment on your music career?
Grace: Was delighted to hear my first single on the radio “WIMBO”. It was a good experience though
Grace: I’m currently doing my studies and working on my 1st album.
Maabara: thank you grace! any last words?
Grace: Just want to ask guys all over the place, I guess you heard the TEEN EXTRA AWARDS 2010. I h ave been nominated for the BRAND NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR. Please take your time to visit www.nipe5.com and there is a link which will lead you. SO IF YOU THINK I HAVE WHAT IT TAKES FOR THIS, VOTE FOR ME. Thanks
Maabara: was nice chatting with you grace