Diamond Platnumz defeats Ali Kiba as Tanzania’s top performing artist Tuko.co.ke
Diamond Platnumz has beaten a number of big names in Tanzania, including his rival Ali Kiba, to be the country’s top artist.
The African Beauty hitmaker has seen a musical upsurge in recent years, and with success has come his ability to launch his own label – Wasafi records.
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Due to the cohesive nature that he produces music in East Africa, research firm Research 8020 inevitably found him to be Tanzania’s most marketable artist.
Judging by the most successful song on Youtube, Diamond’s jam Nana which featured Mr Flavor in 2013 takes the loot.
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Bongo hitmaker Ali Kiba, known for his mellow vibes in his music, however, wasn’t far behind as he came in fourth, with his 2012 song Mwana being among the most sought after in recent years.
One of the main reasons Ali Kiba may have faltered in his musical success is the fact that he is taking on other projects, including realizing his childhood dream of becoming a footballer.
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Meanwhile, Diamond’s protÃ©gÃ©s are also making massive waves in Tanzanian showbiz as Rayvanny and Harmonize have made the top 10 as well.
In fact, Harmonize’s song Kwangwaru performed so well that it was actually the second most searched song despite Diamond’s song Nana being three years ahead of getting hits.
Other top 10 artists include Aslay, Mbosso, Rich Mavoko, Darassa, and Navy Kenzo.
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For Rich Mavoko, it was especially commendable that he still had an impact in the competitive musical jungle of Tanzania, especially after breaking up with Diamond’s Wasafi records.
A similar investigation was carried out in the Kenyan musical arena with surprising results.
In Kenya, despite the odds that seem against him, controversial gospel star Willy Paul is doing quite well musically, with only Sauti Sol performing better.
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