Tanzanian singer Diamond Platnumz ended 2019 on a new high in Kigoma as he celebrated 10 fruitful years in the music industry after he received a pat on the back from President John Pombe Magufuli.
According to a video doing rounds, President Magufuli phoned Chama Cha Mapinduzi’s Ideology and Publicity Secretary Humphrey Polepole who was in attendance.
Polepole, in turn, handed the handset to the singer who had just heaved from a high octane performance of Tetema.
With Platnumz’s super manager Babu Tale in tow, Polepole watched as the thousands in attendance cheered in approval as the president’s voice boomed over the sound system courtesy of Platnumz’s quick fix move on stage.
“Tumsikize sasa,” pleaded Platnumz amidst the thunderous applause and chants of “Babu, Babu, Babu!”
“Tunakupenda sana,” he went on.
“Ata mimi ninakupenda sana,” responded Magufuli.
“Nawapenda watu wa Kigoma. Ningetamani sana niwe hapo,” added the head of state before delivering his new year’s message and development promises.