Tanzanian politician Mwana FA.

Bongo Flava artiste turned politician Hamisi Mwijuma, popularly known as Mwana FA, is lucky to be alive after being involved in a bad car crash last evening.

The renowned rapper and his driver were involved in a head-on collision with an oncoming vehicle while on their way to Dodoma, Tanzania. They were coming from attending a funeral service for a former President's nephew.

Mwana FA, who emerged from the wreckage with minor injuries, was rushed to hospital for medical check-up. 

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"Soon after the funeral service, we were driving towards Dodoma when we encountered a long stretch of packed tracks on the road," he narrated to reporters.

"A vehicle in the opposite direction came speeding towards us and we had no escape route since the trucks had packed by the roadside. It was frightening as we could (see) the speeding vehicle approach us before ramming our car head on," he narrated. 

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The bado nipo nipo hitmaker said he was lucky to have survived the crash. "I sustained minor injuries on my chest and my left arm but I thank God I'm ok and can speak to you," he said.

The former East Coast rapper is considered one of the pioneers who steered the rise to fame of bongo flava music in the region before he settled for politics. Mwana FA is serving his first term as the legislator for the Muheza constituency since November 2020.