Cool James (James Dandu) Biography – Personal Life, Career and More

Cool James (James Dandu) Biography – Personal Life, Career and More

Cool James Background

James Dandu, well known professionally as Cool James, was a Tanzanian–Swedish hip hop musician and music producer who lived from 5 July 1970 until 26 August 2002.

Cool James James Dandu, well known professionally as Cool James, was a Tanzanian–Swedish hip hop musician and music producer who lived from 5 July 1970 until 26 August 2002. He was born in Mwanza, Tanzania, and after completing his elementary education at Kurasini Primary School, he relocated to Stockholm, Sweden, with his mom and siblings.

Cool James professionally started his musical career in 1988, and his debut musical album, a dance-oriented creation, was published in 1992. In 1993, he formed the group “Swahili Nation” with another East African called Andrew Muturi. After some time, they allowed Andrew’s brother, and then another sibling, to join the gang. James departed and created the band Cool James & Black Teacher with Jose Masena, a Congolese. They only released two albums, Undercover Lover in 1992 and Zooming You in 1994, which included the smash song “Dr. Feelgood.”

Cool James returned to Tanzania when the Cool James and Black Teacher band disbanded and began producing for East African musicians as well as concentrating on his own projects. In 1999, he founded the Tanzanian Music Awards.

Cool James Personal Experiences

Caroline-Jamie his first born, whom he referred to as Malaika, was born in 1994, and Michael James Junior his 2nd and last child was born in 1997. In practically every song, Cool James acknowledges his children, as well as his fiancé, Devota.

Cool James and the Black Teacher
Cool James and the Black Teacher

Cool James died in a traffic accident in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on August 26, 2002.

Band

Cool James and Black Teacher (sometimes known as Cool James and the Black Teacher) were a Swedish European dance duo. Stockholm Records signed the band, which was established in Solna, Sweden.

Cool James and Black Teacher initial singles were never significant successes, and they didn’t break through until 1994, when they released “Zooming You”, which included the song “Dr. Feelgood.” It reached number 21 on the year’s most popular singles list and has remained popular ever since.

On August 27, 2002, James Dandu (Cool James) died in a car accident in Tanzania, where he was born.

Discography

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions                      
SWE FIN

 

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1994 Dr. Feelgood 2 16                      
“Godfather” 5 20                      
The Rhythm of the Tribe 7                      
1995 “Comala Wessa” 34                      
“—” denotes releases that did not chart

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