Tanzania’s superstar Diamond and his record label Wasafi Classic Baby (WCB) have been under attack lately after it was rumored that he forced Rayvanny to pay Ksh 50 million to buy out the remainder of the contract before he could be allowed to leave the record label.
One of the Tanzanian Record producers and Kajala’s ex-husband P Funk Majani was the first celebrity who called out Wasafi for giving musicians raw deals.
Majani’s criticism of Wasafi attacked a savage response from Diamond’s two managers Sallam SK Mendez and Mkubwa Fella.
He questioned the producer if he was supporting the former Wasafi artist Harmonize who is now taking off his wife Kajala and their daughter Paula.
Diamond came out to rubbish the claims that his record label had unfriendly contracts that were meant to milk artists that were signed under his record label.
While speaking with one of the Tanzania media houses, he asked his opponents and detractors to keep off his business.
The Jeje hitmaker said that just like any other business, his keep company must operate on making a profit to keep afloat.
“I want to dismiss the assumption that artists are being exploited, it’s business. I invest even Tsh500 million in a musician. I invest in the music industry and I must get my profit. Wasafi artistes are successful and rich because I invested in them,” he said
Baba Naseeb Junior further revealed that he was reported to the late Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli by his former friend Harmonize.
Harmonize reported Diamond because when he wanted to leave WCB, he was asked to buy out the remainder of the contract.
“Harmonize reported me to the President and I was summoned by the minister and I explained that this is business. For now, people are beginning to understand that music management is just like any other business. Let us stop the blame game,” he said.
Sometime in 2019, Harmonize and Wasafi were locked in a fierce fight when he demanded to leave the record label before the end of his contract.
Harmonize officially quit Wasafi in August 2019 after complaining about his contract. He had signed a 15-year contract with Diamond’s label which granted WCB 60 percent of the revenue generated from his music.
He had to pay Wasafi Ksh24 million to leave the label prematurely.