Maina Kageni defends Harmonize’s poor English, says parents speak Portuguese

For years Tanzanian star Harmonize has been trolled over the fact that he cannot speak fluent English.

During the Morning Conversation, Maina Kageni finally revealed why.

Maina says Harmonize’s parents are very close to the border of Mozambique thus they speak Portuguese.

“Harmonize parents speak very fluent Portuguese.

They are close to the Mozambique border, It’s interesting to listen to them speak.” Maina shared

According to Wikipedia Mozambique and Tanzania have had cordial relations since Mozambique got its independence from Portugal. 

After independence, civil war broke out between the ruling party, the Front for Liberation of Mozambique(FRELIMO), and the Mozambique Resistance Movement (RENAMO), which were backed by Rhodesia and South Africa. 

Portuguese is the most popular language among Mozambiqueans.

Harmonize hails from Mtwara which is closest to Mozambique.

In a past interview Harmonize stated that as long as people understand him, he doesn’t care whether his English is fluent or not.

 “I am not a professional when it comes to the English language but when someone speaks I understand them. 

English is not our first language, the most important thing is believing in yourself.”


” I come from the ghetto, I dropped out of school in class 7, and I have not been to any English course.

According to him, his girlfriend has helped him perfect and master his English more than his ex-Italian girlfriend who also struggled with the language.

My girlfriend Briana has been helping me a lot unlike Sarah because her English was also not good)” he said.

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