A.Y. is a popular Bongo Flava from Tanzania. A.Y started his musical career at the age of ten while he was still in primary school, participating in talent searches and often entertaining at weddings and other functions. When A.Y. attended high school he formed a group with his friends which he called S.O.G. consisting of three members including A.Y. The group recorded and released an album in 2000. In the, 2001 A.Y.