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Nominated for the SJA Art Culture & Music Award

Nominee Profile: Mapapa Jr. 

A Journey of 40 Years in Show Business

Salim Mapapa, better known as Mapapa Jr., is a dynamic entertainer whose journey in show business spans four decades and crosses continents. Born into an entertainment family, Salim’s passion for performance was ignited at a young age, under the guidance of his showbiz father, Mohammed Mapapa.

Mamapa Jr’s  journey began in Mombasa, Kenya, where he started as a club entertainer at prestigious hotel resorts, honing his craft and fostering his love for bringing people together through music and dance. Over the years, Salim’s talent and dedication propelled him to new heights, leading him to captivate audiences across the globe.

Supported by the unwavering guidance of Miss Hanna, also known as Anna Mpenzi, Mapapa soared to new heights in the entertainment world. Their partnership was the cornerstone of their success, propelling them to become icons in the industry.

Mapapa’s impact extends beyond the stage. As an entrepreneur, he established Club Hakuna Matata in Münster, Germany, creating spaces where people from all walks of life can come together to revel in the joy of music, dance, and camaraderie. Through his dynamic entertainment networks, such as Out of Africa by Mapapa Jr and Africa Karibik, Salim has forged connections that transcend borders, uniting the African diaspora community in Germany and beyond.

Mapapa’s commitment to leadership, management, and networking has been instrumental in bringing his vision to life. As the founder of Africa Karibik, he tirelessly promotes East African language and culture, serving as a true champion of cultural exchange and celebration.

In recognition of his transformative impact on the entertainment landscape and his tireless efforts to promote cultural diversity and unity, Salim Mapapa is a deserving nominee for this prestigious award.

Through his performances, his events, and his unwavering commitment to community, Mapapa embodies the spirit of entertainment and cultural cohesion. His legacy serves as a testament to the power of passion, perseverance, and the pursuit of dreams in the world of show business.





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