by Muthoni Kimani
February 2, 2021
Zuhura Othman Soud, better known by her stage name Zuchu has made history as the first female artist in Tanzania to hit over 1 million views less than 24 hours after uploading a song on YouTube.
Zuchu's new tune Sukari that was officially uploaded on the platform on January 30, 2021, achieved the historic milestone trending at number one in Tanzania and Kenya in less than 22 hours after going live.
The Tanzanian singer took to social media to express her gratitude to her fans worldwide, thanking them for their undying and overwhelming long less than a year of joining WCB.
An excited Zuchu wrote; "Asanteni sana Wimbo wenu Sukari umefika 1,000,000million ndani ya masaa 22. Wow Thank You so much much. Bado tupo namba 1 on trending youtube. #sukari iko kwenye kila platform. (Thank you so much. Your song Sukari has clocked 1, 000, 000 views in less than 22 hours. We are still number one trending on YouTube)"
Sukari is a love song that talks about how love is too sweet, like sugar, that you can't get enough of it—directed by Director Kenny under Zoom Extra, a production company owned by Diamond Platnumz. Its Audio was produced by Trone, with mastering and mixing done by Producer Lizer Classic.
Zuchu holds a female artiste's record with most YouTube subscribers 751K in East Africa after beating Nandy, who has 651K subscribers.
In June last year, she made history by becoming the first female artiste to be awarded the Silver Plaque by YouTube Management within the shortest period of joining the streaming platform. As an upcoming artist, Zuchu's growth under the wings of Diamond Platnumz has been phenomenal.
According to the BoomPlay streaming app, her EP was the most played album in Tanzania in 2020, and her music videos have gathered millions of views on YouTube.