Bill Nass

Bill Nass
Birth nameWilliam Nicholaus Lyimo
Born (1993-04-11) 11 April 1993 (age 28)
Tanga, Tanga Region,  Tanzania
GenresBongo flavahip hopRap
Occupation(s)Rapper, songwriter, singer
InstrumentsVocal
Years active2014–Present
LabelsLFLG
Associated actsNandy, Marioo, ROMA, Mwana Fa, TID, Harmonize, Gnako, Shetta, Dayna Nyange, Whozu

William Nicholaus Lyimo (born 11 April 1993), popularly known by his stage name Bill Nass, is a Tanzanian rapper of Chagga heritage, he was born in Tanga, Tanga Region.[1][2][3] is a Tanzanian rapper. MTV Base named him among the "50 Artists To Watch For In 2017". He is currently based in Dar es Salaam.[4][5] Months after the release of his debut single "Raha",[6] Lyimo was nominated on 2015's Kilimanjaro Tanzania Music Awards (KTMA) as a "New Best Artist".[7][8]

Early life and education

William Nicholaus Lyimo was born on 11 April 1993, at Bombo Hospital in Tanga Tanzania to Chagga parents from Kilimanjaro Region.[9]

Bill Nass started his primary education at Mbuyuni Primary School in Tanga 2000 – 2003 then moved to Mkunguni Primary School in Kinondoni Dar es Salaam. He Later joined Oysterbay Secondary School in 2007 to 2010 where he graduated his secondary studies. From 2011 to 2013, he studied for a diploma in Procurement and supplies management at the College Of Business Education Dar es Salaam Campus. In 2014 he rejoined the college until 2017 where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Procurement and supplies Management[10][11]

Career

Lyimo rose to fame after the release of his debut single "Raha" featuring Naaziz.[12] MTV Base named him as one of the "Best 50 Artists to Watch For In 2017. Later In 2017, Nass made his debut on Coke Studio Africa as a Big Breakthrough Artist, performed alongside Uganda's Sheeba and Ethiopia's Asgegenew.[13][14][15]

Lyimo has performed several times on Fiesta, a concert that has been managed by Clouds Fm Radio for years. Also in 2019, he performed on Wasafi Festival's[16] stage alongside Nigerian Wizkid, Tiwa Savage and Tanzanian award-winning Diamond Platnumz.

Through his Instagram page, Bill Nass shared the advent of "Love Tour" with his fiancée Nandy who have two songs together "Bugana"[17] and "Do Me".[18] The two made the tour which started on November 20 in Manyoni Singida and ended in Kahama Shinyanga on November 22, 2020.

Endorsements

  • 2016 He became PamojaApp brand ambassodor[19]
  • 2018 he became Sembe Poa brand ambassador.
  • 2018 he became the Brand Influencer for Tigo for their Tigopesa App.
  • 2019 he became the brand Ambassador for "Fyn by Falsafa", a fresh body spray brand.
  • 2019 he was selected as part of Tanzania National Football Team Influencers group, which targets at increasing support and patriotism for TZ National team.

Personal life

In 2018, Lyimo and his fiancée Nandy, were briefly detained by the Tanzanian authorities for sharing what they considered as being indecent online content.[20]

Bill Nass proposed to Nandy early in 2020 on a live TV show.[21][22][23][24] Recently in 2021 Nandy and Bill nas ended there relationship and wrote a song about her called Tatizo

Discography

Awards and nominations

Year Nominee/Work Award Result
2015 Himself Kilimanjaro Music Awards Nominated

References

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  4. ^ "acts to lookout for in 2017 | MTV Africa". www.mtvbase.com. Archived from the original on 15 November 2017. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  5. ^ "MTV Base releases list of artists to watch in 2017". Music In Africa. 14 February 2017. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  6. ^ djmwanga (21 December 2014). "New AUDIO | Bill Nas Ft Nazizi – Raha | Download". DJ Mwanga. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Majina ya wateule wa KTMA 2015 yatangazwa". Bongo5.com. 29 April 2015. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  8. ^ "Nominees wa Kilimanjaro Music Awards 2015 | East Africa Television". www.eatv.tv. Retrieved 24 November 2020.
  9. ^ TZA, Edwin. "EXCLUSIVE: Billnas na historia yake toka kitambo hicho..(VIDEO) – Millardayo.com". millardayo.com. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
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  14. ^ "Coke Studio Africa – Artist – Bill Nass". www.coca-cola.co.mz. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  15. ^ "Tanzanian rapper Bill Nass gets big break on Coke Studio | Notjustok East Africa". Latest East African & Bongo Flava Music, Songs & Video - Notjustok. 8 September 2017. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  16. ^ "Diamond, Wizkid and Tiwa Savage make history at Wasafi Festival (Photos)". Pulse Live Kenya. 11 November 2019. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  17. ^ Mutali, Branny (9 September 2019). "Nandy back on the scene with "Bugana" and features New by Kidd Billnass and he doesn't disappoint". Ghafla! Kenya. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  18. ^ Muendo, Stevens. "Do Me: Tanzania's Nandy and fiancé Billnass release steamy collabo". Standard Entertainment and Lifestyle. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  19. ^ "QGL | Pamoja attracts young stars and youngsters alike". Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  20. ^ Serem, Queen (5 June 2018). "'I apologize for my leaked s3x tape' says singer Nandy". Mpasho News. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  21. ^ Katunge, Gloria (15 April 2020). "Watch: Tanzanian rapper, Bill Nass confirms his undying love for songbird, Nandy by putting a ring on it!". Ghafla! Kenya. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
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