A shining star out of Tanzania, Mimi Mars is soaring in her music career and also makes her debut on Coke Studio Africa 2019 - in the Big Break segment. Many have called her a triple threat. Mimi, who started out as a YouTube personality has over the years worked to establish herself as a TV host, Mcee and singer. Her music has been smashing the charts in East Africa, with tracks like “Kodoo”, “Shuga” and “Papara” slowly becoming singalongs for lovers of Bongo Flava. On Coke Studio Africa, Mimi will be performing alongside King Saha (Uganda) and Yared Negu (Ethiopia).


Starting off as a TV host in Tanzania, Mimi hosted the popular Weekend Gossip show on TV1. Her break into the music scene came in 2017, when she released her debut single “Shuga”. Her sultry tone coupled with amazing vocals made the song such a hit across East Africa – earning her well-earned recognition. She has gone on to release more hits among them “Sitamani” and “Dedee”, and collaborated with Quick Rocka on the track “Down.”


Mimi is signed on to Tanzanian label Mdee Music - run by East Africa’s first lady of pop Vanessa Mdee, who also happens to be her sister. Getting onto the music scene as part of a musical family has solidified Mimi’s brand. Another one of her sisters, Nancy Hebron, is a gospel singer.


Marianne Mdee better known as Mimi Mars was born in Paris, France on 21 June 1992. She grew up in Arusha, Tanzania and attended Arusha Modern School and St. Catherine’s Mountain View in Nairobi. Born to a musical family, Mimi has followed closely in the footsteps of her sisters Vanessa Mdee and Nancy Hebron in the media and music scene. In 2018, the three collaborated for the first time on the song “Beautiful Jesus”. She is definitely a star to watch out for in East Africa in 2019.