HOW WE GOT STARTED
Rockers magazine has its roots at Sokoine University of Agriculture,
Morogoro, Tanzania. One day towards the end of the year 1997, The
Dramaphile, one of the original founders of the magazine, was waiting for
his thesis to be corrected by his supervisor. He had atleast a week of
boredom. To getaway from this, he reviewed an album called Conspiracy, by
the hiphop group Junior MAFIA. He published under the title of Hiphop
Review. Early 1998, The Dramaphile, The Seer, Mac Steven, Oliver Mwikila and
The Prince — all graduates of SUA — decided to start a music magazine.
The first Rockers Issue
The idea was to do something constructive while hunting for jobs rather than sitting and waiting for new
jobs to be advertised. A series of meetings gave way to a company called
Fortune Media, registered on July 1998. Two months later the company
registered a magazine called Rockers. The first issue came out in December
1998. The magazine became Rockers, The Home Of Talents in May 1999 and on
August it went online. The site was re-designed in December 1999. Now the
site is destined to be a weekly online magazine.
To offer news and information on entertainments, tourism and environment.
1. To promote boost the economy of our country Tanzania through promoting
2. To identify and promote talented Tanzanians in various disciplines
3. To conduct researches and offer practical solutions on matters related to
AIDS, drug abuse and environmental degradation.
A TRUE CALLING
It might sound odd that graduates of agricultural sciences started an
entertainment magazine rather than a farm. But Rockers is our true calling
as agriculture is our profession. Just like Tracy Chapman. She is a graduate
of agriculture but music is her true calling!
The Dramaphile, The Seer, Anthony Keya, Oliver Mwikila and Mac Steven.
ROCKERS TEAM (TANZANIA'S CREAM TEAM)
EDITOR: Albert Msemembo
CONTRIBUTORS: The Dramaphile, The Seer, Eric T, Ramsey Thomas, Mahfudh Nassor, Anthony
Keya, The Prince, Oliver Mwikila and Mac Steven.
WEB DEVELOPER: Shija of AfricaOnline
Rockers magazine is also undertaking a number of projects. These projects
have a common sociological foundation. We at Rockers belive in sociological
1. Human nature is essentially good
2. Things do not happen haphazardly, to every thing there is cause and its effect. We use these
facts in identifying, and researching about a problem in hand.
PREACH Education (Promote Righteous Environmetal And Community Health
Education) Project/ Swahili Version: SEMA (Saidia Elimu ya Mazingira na Afya)
This is Rockers' project on AIDS, health and environment. It is an awareness
campaign against AIDS, drug abuse and environmental degradation
Lets READ (Lets Revolutionise Education and Attitude Development)/ Swahili
version: TUSOME (Tokomeza Ujinga Saidia Maendeleo ya Elimu) project This is Rockers project on education. The aim is to sensitize the youth on
the importance of education
STREETS Children (Strive To Re-direct Education & Entertainments To Street
Children) / Watoto Wa Mtaani
This project aims at bringing street children back to school
Consultancy is offered under ASK project (Attitudes Skills and Knowledge
Project). This is commercially oriented. It involves Rockers team and
professionals in various fields. Any individual with a research problem can
contact Rockers and pay a reasonable fee. Areas of research include ecology,
entomology, environment, sociology, arts, music, sports etc.
Audio and Video production
ROCKERS Box 75352 DAR ES SALAAM TANZANIA. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org