Endeleeni kulalama! Diamond’s manager shuts down #PlayKenyaMusic

Diamond and Tale [Photo: Courtesy]

Diamond Platnumz’s super manager Babu Tale is not taking comments gaining traction in Kenya that Tanzanian artists are favored.

According to Tale, those complaining do not appreciate the effort put in by Bongo Flava artists.

He explained that his compatriots respect their craft and those they work with.

Tale reiterated that those raising ruckus do not understand the history behind the rise of Bongo and East African music.

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,” wrote Tale.

In his words, Kenyan artists have also made inroads in Tanzania in the past.

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,” he added.

The #PlayKenyaMusic started over claims by a section of artists that the media was overlooking their content in favour of foreign material especially Tanzanian and Nigerian songs.

A position vehemently denied by personalities such as comedian Jalang’o who explained that the choice of the music they play on air was not on their behest.

Noting that Kenyan artist should also up their game to be at par with their counterparts.

“I know most of you are wondering why I have taken this debate so personal, it is because I interact, I host and I talk to Kenyan artists daily. Unless most of them change their work ethics the Bongo and the Naija songs will still rule our airwaves because of the following:

1. There are artists we call for interviews and totally don't show up.
2. There are artists who you have to beg to even post a poster of a show they are performing at.
3. There are artists who you literally have to beg to even send you a DJ's Drop
4.There are artists who after giving us one huge song, think that, that's the end of the world and for more than a year, they bask in the glory of That one song and when you stop playing it, they tell you "You're not playing Kenyan Music "
5. There are artists who do not even have their own songs as their Skiza tunes,” he wrote.


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