MAISHA YA JELA / LIFE IN PRISON PRESS RELEASE
This majestic song was recorded back in 2007, astonishingly, 3 days after vacating those jail bars and bolts. What one must reflect on is the fact that TID wouldn't have been out of those daunting shackles if it wasn't for the pardon from the former Tanzanian president, His honourable Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete. The pardon was put to practice on Independence Day/ Siku ya UHURU day in 2007. MAISHA YA JELA/LIFE IN PRISON .. is a track full of sense of reality brought on by his true experiences whilst behind bars. TID has described the pain, heartache, frustration, not to forget the mental trauma he went through in prison due to the severe penalties he faced during his jail sentence. Within this song, he involved his long time friend "Fid Q" who he had been a great connection between the outside world and prison life. Fid Q was the assurance he needed during this difficult time. He found some form of relief whenever Fid Q described how the public took and reacted to his imprisonment. The idea of recording this song was brought about by the CEO of Tongwe recs, Mr Junior Makame a.k.a J Murda' .. However, after the completion of the song, J-Murda, Fid Q and TID sat down and decided not to release the song as of yet! You might wonder, 'Why the hesitation after going through all that trouble to construct it?' Again, we ought to remind ourselves that these aren't just musicians, these are young fellows who look beyond the lyrical features. These are people who are caring and supportive to each other and to those around them. Their decision to postpone was purely based on their friend's wellbeing. They suspected their brother needed some time to adjust to civilian life once again. On 13th of February 2017, TID appeared in the media with a heartfelt apology to his family, relatives and friends for his unjustifiable act of secret involvement with drugs. "I feel there is more hope to a confessed sinner than a saint Conceited" We utterly believe it is sensible and the right time to release this tune so that it can help us and our nation, if not the world to reflect on the tragedies one could find themselves in when associating with drugs. We hope TID's experiences will shine a bright light and will continue to bless him along this road he has chosen to take.