Khadija Kopa Biography: Age, Songs, Net Worth, Movie, Instagram, Wikipedia, Photos

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Khadija Kopa is a Tanzanian singer, songwriter, and performer of Taarab music, a genre originating in Zanzibar and the coastal region of Tanzania.

She is also a mother, a businesswoman, and a political activist. She is known for collaborating with the band TOT and her daughter Zuchu, a singer.

Khadija Kopa is one of the most influential and respected Taarab singers in Tanzania and East Africa. She has won several awards and honors and has performed at many local and international events and festivals.


  • Full name: Khadija Omar Abdallah Kopa
  • Nickname: Queen of Mipasho or Malkia wa Mipasho
  • Date of birth: 1963
  • Age: 61 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • Nationality: Tanzanian
  • Profession: Singer, songwriter, performer, producer, actress
  • Height: 1.75 m
  • Parents: Omar Abdallah Kopa and Fatuma Kopa
  • Siblings: Two brothers and two sisters
  • Spouse: Saidi Mabera
  • Children: Five sons and one daughter (Zuhura Othman Soud, aka Zuchu)
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: $2 million

Early Life and Education

Khadija Kopa, now 61 years old, was born in Zanzibar in 1963 to Omar Abdallah Kopa and Fatuma Kopa.

She was the only child in her family. She grew up in a musical environment, as her father was a singer and her mother was a dancer.

She attended a madrasa (Islamic school) in Zanzibar, where she was a good reader of qasida (Islamic poetry).

She also joined the Young Pioneer, a youth organization, where she was part of the choir. She was also interested in ngoma (traditional dance) and utamaduni (culture) at school. Her school was the champion of the choir in Zanzibar.

She started her musical career at 13 when she joined the Zanzibar Stars Modern Taarab band. She later moved to Dar es Salaam and joined the Dar Modern Taarab band, where she rose to fame with her hit song “Mashallah” in 1989.

Personal Life

Khadija Kopa is married to Saidi Mabera, a former football player and coach, and they have six children: five sons and one daughter.

Her daughter, Zuhura Othman Soud, also known as Zuchu, is a popular singer signed under the WCB Wasafi record label. She has released famous songs such as “Nisamehe,” “Sukari,” “Yalaa,” “Cheche,” and “Wana.”

Khadija Kopa is also active in politics and social issues. She is a ruling party member, Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), and has campaigned for various political candidates, such as Jakaya Kikwete, John Magufuli, and Samia Suluhu Hassan.

She also advocates for women’s rights, education, and health. She has participated in various initiatives and campaigns, such as the Mama Afya Bora project, the Ukimwi Sio Kifo campaign, and the Mama Shujaa wa Chakula reality show.


Khadija Kopa is a renowned singer, songwriter, and performer of Taarab music, a genre that combines Arabic, Indian, and African influences.

She is also a producer and an actress. She has collaborated with many artists and bands, such as Diamond Platnumz, Abdul Misambano, Ali Star, Mzee Yusuph, and TOT.

She became the lead singer and songwriter of the TOT Plus Taarab band, which was formed by the merger of TOT and Dar Modern Taarab bands in 1991. She released many successful albums and songs, such as “Full Stop,” “Mauzauza,” “Gendaela,” and “Nipe Nafasi.”

She has also ventured into other genres, such as Bongo Flava, Afro-pop, and Mduara. She has featured in songs such as “Mwana” by Alikiba, “Nasema Nawe” by Diamond Platnumz, and “Mauzauza” by Zuchu.

She has also appeared in several films and TV shows, such as “Mama Ntilie,” “Mama Mkwe,” “Mama wa Kambo,” and “Mama Shujaa wa Chakula.”


Khadija Kopa has won several awards and honors for her musical achievements, such as:

  • Kilimanjaro Music Award for Best Taarab Female Artist in 2006 and 2007
  • Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tanzania Music Awards in 2015
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree from the University of Dar es Salaam in 2018

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @khadijakopa
  • Twitter handle: @khadijakopa


  • Mama Ntilie
  • Mama Mkwe
  • Mama wa Kambo
  • Mama Shujaa wa Chakula


  • Mashallah
  • Full Stop
  • Mauzauza
  • Gendaela
  • Nipe Nafasi
  • Mwana
  • Nasema Nawe
  • Mauzauza

Net Worth

Khadija Kopa’s net worth is estimated to be around a million. She is among the richest and most successful Taarab singers in Tanzania and East Africa.

She has earned money from music sales, concerts, endorsements, and businesses.

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