A Boy From Tandale making major moves
There was a heated debate in the Tanzanian Parliament hours after Diamond Platnumz launched his Album “A Boy From Tandale” in Nairobi, Kenya.
In a special seating, Members of parliament took their time to discuss Diamond’s achievement in the Music industry stating that he is a self-made star who has struggled to take Tanzanian music to the world.
During the discussion, legislators pointed fingers at the Music Regulatory Board (BASATA) who banned two of Diamond’s songs from being played on TV stations.
One MP affirmed that such bodies are doing nothing to help stars like Diamond reach great heights, but they are at easy to ban their songs.
The Mps added that if it was in their jurisdiction, they could have created a Diamond statue, to honor his global achievements.
“Nataka nimpongeze Diamond popote kule alipo. Ingekuwa amri yangu tungechonga sanamu ya diamond tuiweke mjini, maana ametutangaza mbali. Serekaili hatuwasaidie wasanni ila sisi ni wakwanza kuwatapeli. Ametanga nchi yetu mbali, tungewawekea mfuno mzuri hatungekuwa na matatizo haya. Kama serekali hatuwazaidie wasanii wetu, akina BASATA, wanatapeli tu wasanii wetu” said One MP.
This comes days after BASATA released a statement, announcing that they have banned two of Diamond’s songs.
But talking to Diamond during his Album launch, the Wasafi CEO disclosed that he his yet to receive official communication from BASATA that his songs had been banned. He also promised to have a seat down with the Minister in-charge of the Music industry so that they can share ideas.
On March 14, Naseeb Abdul Partnered with Songa By Safaricom to unveil his much anticipated Album A Boy From Tandale at the Kenya National Theatre, Nairobi.
The 18 track Album, attributed to his humble beginnings in Tandale was unveiled in style, with his WCB family jetting into the country to offer him support.
The invite only event, saw different stake holders in the entertainment industry turn up to support the King of East African Music.
Artists from WCB who were present include: Harmonize, Rich Mavoko, Lava Lava, Mbosso, Queen Darleen, Esma Platnumz, Official Petiman, Mkubwa fella, Sallam SK, Babu Tale, DJ Romy Jones. Diamonds mother and his new lover were also in attendance.