Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli is most notably known for two things online; his no-nonsense approach to issues (which has drawn him some comparison to Kenyan Interior minister Fred Matiang’i) and his sense of humor.
Well, Magufuli is back at it again, this time eliciting laughter with his hilarious reference to music lyrics by Kenyan boy band Sauti Sol.
The Tanzanian Head of State, speaking on Sunday while launching surveillance radars for Julius Nyerere International Airport and Kilmanjaro International Airport, quoted lyrics from Sauti Sol’s hit song ‘Extravaganza.’
“Saa zingine huwa naukumbuka ule wimbo ulioimbwa na mwimbaji mgani yule, nafikiri Sauti Sol… anasema wao wakifunika, wengine wanafunua. Hawazuiliwi kufanya kitu, wakienda kusini wao wako kaskazini. Sasa sisi ni hivyo hivyo, wakijaribu hivi tutafanya hivi, nchi yetu iendelee mpaka ifike tunapopanga…” said Magufuli amid cheers and laughter from the crowd.