Tanzania artists Diamond Platinumz and Harmonize’ beef is still alive and thriving and the two are seemingly reigniting it with these new allegations.
It all started with Diamond stirring the pot again after Wasafi signee Rayvanny performed during MTV EMAs 2021.
Rayvanny made history to become the first African artist ever to perform live at the EMA award ceremony that took place in Budapest, Hungary where he performed alongside Colombian singer Maluma performing the song “Mama Tetema.”
In his message of congratulations, Diamond poked Harmonize who has since responded with more allegations against him.
“The first Afirican artist to perfom #MTVEMA @rayvanny Chui 🐅 👑…. Nawakumbusha kuwa, Msanii wa Kwanza Africa Kuperform MTVEMA anatokea Tanzania, Mkoa wa Wasafi na sasa ni Raisi wa Next Level Mh @rayvanny … Vijana wenzangu Tujifunzeni Kuwa na Nidhamu na Fadhila ili Sanaa zetu zitufikishe mbali zaidi na tusiishie kwenye Mihadarati..” Diamond wrote.
Harmonize quickly responded claiming that while Diamond is busy urging young people to avoid drugs he has been allegedly abusing hard drugs which have seen him lose weight.
“Vijana, pia ukishapokea mamillion ya shilling 600m, ukishavutia unga yakiwa yanakaribia kuisha, ni vyema kuyauliza au kutadai fadhila. Pia vijana jitahidini kutofautisha kipi ni hatari katio ya mihadarati na huo unga unao kukondesha,”
The squabbles can be traced back in 2018/2019 when Harmonize wrote to Wasafi asking to leave the record label citing dissatisfaction.
According to sources, Harmonize, alias Konde Boy, felt his brand had grown too big to be contained under the shadow of Diamond Platnumz.Harmonize was forced to pay a handful of cash estimated to be around Tsh500 million (Ksh22.5 million) to be allowed to terminate his 15-years agreement with WCB after four years of working with Diamond.
The 27-year-old was forced to sell some of his possesions to afford the money asked by WCB inorder for him to own his music.
“My contract with WCB stipulated that I pay them Tsh500 million to be allowed to leave the company if my 15-year agreement with them hasn’t ended. That money, the contract said, would allow me to own the copyrights to my name and music produced under the Wasafi outfit,” Harmonize stated.
“I did not have the money, when I decided to leave WCB [in August this year], and therefore, I had to sell my three houses, several possessions to raise the needed Tsh500 million,” he added.