Rin Marii was born on 2nd August 1990 in Mbeya, Tanzania. She gets her artistic name by
shortening her first and middle name (Doreen Marianne). Rin was raised and went to school
in Tanzania up until 2008 where she went to Swaziland to study for her International
Baccalaureate at Waterford Kamhlaba. There she developed a liking for world affairs and
went to university for a degree in International Relations with a minor in Sociology at
University of San Diego in California where she graduated in 2013. She then returned home
to work on her music career which has always been her number one passion. She is
currently a promising up and coming artist in Tanzania with “Salaam” being her
first single. Rin sings in both English and Kiswahili in genres ranging from RnB, Afro-pop and
Bongo Flavour and hopes to leave a mark in the African and international music industry.
What is one message that you want to bring to the world through your music?
We are more alike than different. Music is proof of this, this is why it is a universal language.
How do you define “Creativity” in music?
Creativity to me is bringing uniqueness to your music. This can be visually (when it comes to music
videos), melody wise, lyrically and even the sound of your voice. Creativity can be something totally
new or inspired by something else that already exists but it is the best tool any artist should use to
Do you think African art represent African values?, how can we use our art industry to re-
brand our continent.
I think a huge percent of African art still represents African values. From what the art portrays, the
dance moves that are created, the language used and so on. With globalization at a high pace I see
our industry already being rebranded but artists are doing a great job of finding a medium by fusing
global and African sounds.
How do you use Data in your music?
I have not been using data in my music just yet however, I have been trained on the various ways to
use data in music and I plan to do so from now on.
An artist like Will “ I am” is famous in Music industry but also very strong in STEAM
industry, which other industry do you want to impact, and what one problem you want to
change in the world.
I would love to bring awareness on human rights and equality. I believe a lot of problems will go
away if we all treated each other the way we deserve – with dignity and respect.