Tanzanian singer Diamond Platnumz on Tuesday, March 27, held a meeting with officials from the Ministry of Information to iron out differences following a longstanding squabble.
Accompanied by his managers SK Salaam and Babu Tale, Diamond met with Tanzania’s Minister of Information Harrison Mwakyembe, his deputy Juliana Shonza and a host of other officials to discuss the way forward after two of his songs were banned.
The meeting aimed at squashing the ‘beef’ between him and the ministry came after two of his songs Hallelujah and Waka Waka were banned. The singer finally made peace with the Minister of Information and his deputy whom he had earlier on picked a fight with.
We have learnt the two parties finally squared their ‘beef’ in the meeting, a development which saw Diamond’s songs, “Hallelujah” and “WakaWaka” removed from the list of banned songs.
As reported earlier, the ‘Utanipenda’ hit maker had picked a fight with Shonza for banning his songs without explaining her decision in detail or writing to him over the same. The fight escalated to a whole new level as Shonza hit back by insisting the Tanzanian government would not allow musicians, including Diamond to perform songs that were banned. She held that Diamond should reach out to her if he had any problem with her or better still pen a letter and address it to the government instead of his public rants.
The assistant minister’s remarks did not auger well with the singer who fired back through a recent interview with Times FM. Speaking to Lil Ommy in his first ever media interview in Tanzania after his album launch in Kenya, Diamond threw shade at Shonza and the Magufuli Government, comparing them to a man who never provide for his wife but makes incessant demands.
Well after all the scuffle all have been settled and Diamonds songs will be enjoying freely massive airplay in all media houses.