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BORN on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, Hubert Temba attended St Francis College, Pugu, during which time he would write news articles for the Tanzanian “Standard” on school holidays. After graduating from St Francis College, he worked briefly for "The Daily News" paper in Dar es Salaam.
Then he left to study radio, newspaper and television journalism at the University of Nairobi, Kenya where he was the first foreign correspondent to report to the world about the student riots at the campus then. Even as a college student at Nairobi, he wrote a weekly newspaper column in the East African news weekly "Taifa Wiki".
After finishing at the top of the graduating class he won an award to visit 14 cities in Europe and Britain to further study radio, newspaper and television journalism. He was recruited to be a Reuter's foreign correspondent during that time. . .
Upon return from Europe, he worked briefly at the offices of The "Daily News" and "Sunday News" of Tanzania who quickly made him a copy editor while giving him a weekly column. Not for too long before he won a Fulbright Award. He headed for the University of Minnesota where he earned a 4-year degree in 18 months.
This academic achievement of finishing a degree in record time won him a second Fulbright Award. This would send him to Iowa State University, Ames Iowa (USA) to study for the degree of the Master of Science in Journalism and Mass Communication. While a graduate (MSC) student at Iowa State University, he also studied music while forming “The Hubert Temba Band”, a five member rock band. He also had a weekly radio show “Music of the World” on ISU student radio station.
He is an author, composer, producer, musician, recording artist and a jack of several other trades.