Tanzania’s Bongo music sensation, Marioo, is making headlines once again, this time for his romantic endeavors rather than his chart-topping hits. The artist has reportedly paid a staggering Tsh 100 million (equivalent to Ksh 5.8 million) as dowry for his beloved, Paula Kajala.
In a candid video interaction with a blogger, Paula, alongside her mother Kajala Frida, shared insights into her ongoing relationship with Marioo. Upon being quizzed about the couple’s marriage plans, Paula playfully mentioned the dowry amount. The revelation was met with both laughter and a hint of skepticism from the off-camera interviewer.
Their relationship has been the subject of significant media attention, especially given their open display of affection on social media platforms. Just a week ago, Marioo shared his reservations about marriage. However, he mentioned that Paula’s profound love might just change his mind about taking the marital plunge.
The couple’s romance blossomed after Paula’s tumultuous split with another Bongo artist, Rayvanny. Emphasizing the depth of her feelings for Marioo, Paula even went on to label him as her “last lover” on Instagram. This declaration seems to be a direct response to Marioo’s own post, where he urged people to refrain from passing judgments on Paula due to her past.
“There are people who take issue, possibly due to her kind nature or fame. Please let her live in peace. Let her enjoy life. She might be young, but the hatred towards her is undeserved. I adore her and don’t wish to see her hurt.”In his heartfelt post, Marioo wrote
The story of Marioo and Paula’s relationship, filled with declarations of love and substantial dowry claims, continues to captivate fans and critics alike. Whether it’s genuine love or a publicity move, only time will tell.