Tanzanian hotshot diamond Platnumz has openly expressed plans to relocate to Kenya after a torrid few weeks that has seen his music career temporarily frustrated.
Despite having made amends with Tanzania’s arts governing body BASATA, it seems Diamond might have had enough of his country failing to support his music.
In an interview on Wednesday, December 26, the singer divulged on his recent musical tribulations, while strongly hinting at a possible shift to Kenya because he considers East Africa his home anyway.
“Having a good relationship with people, being loyal and working hard is what gets me going. When we perform remember people have left their families to come and make these events happen. As for Kenya I love Kenya and I consider it my home. And the way Kenyans love me and my music makes me want to move to the country. Maybe one day I will,” he said.
As far as his relationship with BASATA was concerned, Diamond issued a half-hearted apology to the government for his attempted musical rebellion after he was categorically banned from performing his hit song Mwanza.
While the government also eased its stance on the Wasafi records owner, it looks like Diamond is still not convinced he can do his trade in Kenya.
True to his sentiments, Diamond enjoys quite the following in Kenya, with many fans preferring his music to other local artists.
Diamond’s song featuring Rayvanny has been the source of so much trouble for the singer in December 2018. Aside from boyband Sauti Sol, Diamond is the most sought after artist in Kenya when people are looking to listen to Bongo or contemporary African RnB. Such attention given to foreign acts has sometimes rubbed local artists the wrong way, with rapper Khaligraph Jones being quoted on several occasions urging Kenyans to support their own.
According to Khaligraph, Kenyan music simply cannot compete with other countries if fans are willing to break their banks for foreign acts while they wouldn’t do the same for local artists
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