Ali Kiba and Diamond Platnumz have renewed their rivalry dance as each attempts to wrestle the crown of Tanzania’s most beloved and popular artiste. In truth, outside of Tanzania, Diamond Platnumz is the defacto king but in Tanzania for some reason, he is still involved in this infernal fight.
The most recent ignition of their beef was with Diamond Platnumz announcing that his management team was in talks to get Ali Kiba to perform at the recently held and immensely successful Wasafi Festival.
And as can be expected, Bongo artistes were divided about the matter. Even Wema Sepetu decided to reveal to all that she is a bigger fan of Ali Kiba’s music than of Diamond Platnumz’ music. Anyway, WCB management commented on the matter and it didn’t end there with Diamond taking shots at Ali Kiba in his recent musical release:
But when the message was initially released, Ali Kiba sought to distance himself from it with a goofball explanation, alleging that he had been hacked but he wouldnae remove the post. But he has finally owned up to a truth we all knew already, that he was the one who posted the message and he was not the one for Diamond Platnumz clumsy shenanigans.
He recently said the followiing in an interview with Times FM:
‘Kilichofanya ni post nitoe taarifa ni kwa sababu waandishi wa habari walikuwa all over wanapiga masimu. So kile kitendo ili niweze kustopisha wengine nikaona nipost ili wasione kama waandishi wa habari nimewakosea heshima sipokei simu zao ama nawadharau. I had to do that. Heshima kila mtu tunaamua tu kuwekeana heshima kwa sababu sipendi kumzungumzia mtu kwa mabaya wala ningependa kumzungumzia mtu kwa mazuri. Vile vile sidhani kama ilikuwa sawa katika kila event zao wanihusishe. Mimi siko tayari na wanajua kabisa I cannot do it na I’ve told them before nikamwambia fanya wewe, mimi nitakuja kufanya ya kwangu. Walikuwa wanatafuta namna gani waweze kubeba ile attention