tkla - ‘the takeoff’


Davies Msaki, known by the stage name Teekilla (stylized as TKLA), is a recording hip hop artist from the coastal city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Inspired by the golden age of Hip Hop, TKLA’s versatile style delivers a perfect fusion of playful and conscious lyrics in both English and Swahili.

After beginning his music career in the United States in 2012, his recent move back to his home city of Dar es Salaam coincides with the much-anticipated mixtape, ‘The Takeoff’. The Mixtape is due for release in 2018.