Cool James, real name James Dandu, also known as 'Mtoto wa Dandu' ( b. 1970 in Mwanza, Tanzania, d. August 27, 2002) was a Tanzanian musician. Having finished his primary studies in Tanzania, he moved with his parents to Sweden. James wanted to study mathematics but could not do so because they only taught it in Swedish. He chose to study music instead and ended up enjoying it. His professional musical career started in 1983, he released his first musical album in 1986, already a dance-oriented production.