Alikiba, Diamond and Harmonize Share Platform in Dodoma
13 July 2020
By Branice Nafula
Celebrated Tanzanian musicians; Alikiba, Diamond, Harmonize and Nandy over the weekend shared a platform at President John Magufuli’s event at Dodoma.
Among the four, there is a perceived music rivalry between Alikiba and Diamond, and Harmonize and Diamond.
The artistes have reportedly not been seeing eye to eye, with this being one of the rare events all of them have attended.
During the event, politicians drawn from across the country asked the musicians to bury the hatchet and work together towards making Tanzanian music globally acceptable.
Alikiba, Diamond and Harmonize were made to sit on one table with constant call out by the speakers for a truce in their music journey.
On his part, President Magufuli appreciated the musicians for their support, and noted that he was happy to see the three sharing a table.
“…..Ninawashukuru sana wasanii. Kweli nimejiskia raha. Unapomuona Alikiba amekaa pamoja na Diamond Platinumz unaiona nguvu ya chama cha mapinduzi . Lakini unapomuona Harmonize aliyemkimbia Diamond anamsifia hadharani huo ndio uTanzania ninaoutaka,,,,,” he said.
Speaking during the event, Harmonize thanked Diamond for nurturing him, and making him a great musician.
“……Nina ombi kama itawapendeza, mi ni msanii ambaye nimeanza kuhangaika siku nyingi lakini namshukuru sana kakangu pale Naseeb Diamond Platinumz akanishika mkono na kunionyesha njia akaniambia mdogo wangu pita huku kweli namshukuru na uongoozi mzima wa WCB ni kama walezi wangu…” he said in part.