Top Promoter Explains Why Diamond Never Negotiates His Performance Fees

By Paul A.

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A renowned Tanzanian events promoter has given an insight into handling Diamond Platnumz during performances.

The promoter identified as Ali Babu noted that having worked with the Wasafi team for quite sometime, he has realised that Diamond Platnumz does not negotiate his fees but with good reasons.

Speaking on Monday during an interview, Babu said Diamond knows his worth and the potential he brings to a show hence the non-negotiable stand.

"Diamond ana sababu za kutopunguza...kwa sababu anakuelezea kwamba kama wewe mfanyabiashara na uko serious , kwa hivo unaweza leta watu wengi na urudishe hela zako kutokana na jinsi mimi nilivyo. (Diamond does not negotiate and he gives you his reasons. He argues that if you are a serious businessman you will attract more people and return your investment),” said Babu.

He recalled an incident where he invited Diamond for show and he demanded Tsh50 million, however, he could only offer Tsh35 million.

However, Diamond declined the offer. Babu added that Diamond is currently the highest-paid Tanzanian musician, a throne he will hold for a long time.

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Meanwhile, Diamond recently met Ali Babu and they both agreed to have Mbosso perform in Tanga later this month.

In addition to the above, Diamond noted that if the promoter increased his money, then he was ready to do a show in the region too.

“….Idd Ul Hajj Mbosso atakua Tanga, kipipiri ,au vipi? Ntaangalia kama mimi mtanifurahisha ntapita lakini Mbosso hii kipindi atakuwepo Tanga…,” he said.


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