Sorry bongo lovers, Tanzania’s finest Diamond Platnumz will probably not hit the studios with Kenyan gospel artists Bahati and Willy Paul.
Speaking exclusively to Citizen Radio’s Mambo Mseto Show on Wednesday, the Bongo music star said that if he agrees to record a song with either artist, it would seem he is endorsing a particular religion, or demeaning others.
“If the collabo is based on a particular denomination, I am a bit skeptical to engage in it. I would not want to be viewed as mocking a particular religion, or doing a promotion for another,” said the singer.
The Ntampata Wapi hit-maker further revealed that he would only feature either artist in a collabo if their song won’t touch on religious matters.
Willy Paul who has been a strong admirer of Diamond once approached Mseto’s Mzazi Willy Tuva to hook him up with the singer for collaboration; something that raised eyebrows considering Diamond is a Muslim and Willy Paul sings Gospel music.
At that time, Diamond saw no problem in recording a collabo with the Sitolia star.
“Willy is one person who regards me highly and appreciates my music, I acknowledge that. Since he came up with the idea of the two of us to do collaboration, he is yet to reach me with any kind of a proposal. All I want to say is that he should not hesitate to look for me if he is still interested in the idea,” said Diamond.
However, it seems the singer has now changed his mind after keenly deliberating on the issue.