WCB President Diamond Platnumz’s manager Babu Tale has spoken for the first time, following claims that his artistes are more favoured in Kenya.
Diamonds manager speaks out after accusations that his artistes are favoured in Kenya
He opens up!
In a statement on his Instagram page, Tale said people claiming his artistes were being favoured do not know the history of the East African music industry.
He went on to say that there was a time every Tanzanian household played Kenyan music because they mixed English with Swahili in their music but they never complained.
“Kitambo Tanzania ilikua radio zote ni bolingo then ukaamia mziki wa Kenya basi wakenya washakuja sana kwetu na tulikua tunawaona kama wanafanikiwa sababu wanaimba kumix na kizungu galfa akaja kaka kutoka UG akajambisha kinomaaa kipindi icho kupanda ndege ni utajiri tunaona basi mtoto wa moro aliyekua anakaa upanga alipambana kwenda kubanana nao mpaka wakahisi ni wakwao ila Leo hii East Africa mziki unao tikisa ni mziki toka Bongo ni jambo la kumshukuru Mungu kiukweli ila ukiona mtu analalama unatamba sebuleni kwao ajui history ya nyuma kama yeye alitamba mpaka chumbani,” read part of Babu Tale’s post.
Hamisi Tale Tale in his statement also called on artistes to push their work beyond East Africa and stop complaining that their music was not being played on radio.
He added that Tanzanian artistes respect their work and the people they work with, something Kenyan artistes have failed at.
“Tufanyeni kazi ya kulisongesha gurudumu la mziki lifike mbali East Africa ivuke na sio mnawaza mbona zetu azilii maana Tanzania kila j3 wanatoka wasanii wapya kumi na wanafumua haswa nyie endeleeni kulalama wenzenu wanafanya kazi. Na siri ya wasanii wengi wa Tanzania wanaheshimu kazi na wanaofanya nao kazi je nyie nyie mnalijua ilo............ Jaza nafasi iloyowazi,” said Tale.
Musicians accuse presenters
His statement comes in the wake of a week long debate after Kenyan musicians accused radio and TV presenters of not playing their music, but playing too much Nigerian and Tanzanian songs.
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