Netizens React to DJ Lyta’s Call to Stop Comparing Diamond Platnumz with Kenyan Artists
3 June 2021
[Photo: DJ Lyta Instagram]
By Lydia M Joshua
Renowned Kenyan artist DJ Lyta has elicited massive reactions from netizens after posting a message asking them to stop comparing Kenyan artists to Tanzanian musician Diamond Platnumz.
The post which was uploaded on his official Instagram account read “Kindly stop comparing our Kenyan artists with Diamond,” captioning, “Let’s embrace our own.”
Reacting to the post, netizens gave their diverse opinions in the comment section, with some supporting and others reasoning differently.
One fan who agreed with Lyta said it was not fair to compare Kenyan artists to Diamond because he is obviously on another league of success.
“Exactly! Diamond is obviously by far on another league and so it's not a fair comparison. Let's love our artists the way they are...they are getting there slowly day by day,” she noted.
Other fans were not happy with Lyta’s call and saw it as part of a large witch hunt orchestrated to bring Diamond down.
“Yani Diamond sijui aliwakosea nini the guy penye ako ni hardwork yake mazee na the more mnataka kumuangusha the more tutaendelea kumsupport,” one fan wrote.
Meanwhile, Diamond was recently nominated for a BET award under The Best International Act, where he is set to battle Burna Boy, Wizikid, and seven other contestants for the award.
This nomination makes him the only star flying the East African Flag at the monumental 2021 BET awards.