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Ali Kiba dethrones Diamond Platinumz as King of Bongo, new MTV poll

Tanzanian musician Ali Kiba staged a bloodless coup in 2015 to reclaim his throne as the King of Bongo from his fierce rival Diamond Platinumz.

According to results of a Twitter poll by MTV Base East Africa,  Ali Kiba was voted as the artist who ruled Tanzania in 2015. Diamond Platinumz finished a close second.

In the poll, Kiba was voted for by 48 per cent of the respondents. Diamond garnered 45 per cent of the votes, while Vanessa Mdee took the remaining 7 per cent.

Kiba made a comeback last year by releasing the Mwana hit that has since become a club banger.

His comeback caused a rift in Tanzania’s entertainment industry with fans taking sides between him and Diamond.

His second release, Chekecha Cheketua, further excited his fans as they sought to learn its signature dancing moves.

Kiba has in less than a year risen like he had never taken a sabbatical to help the music career of his younger brother Abdu Kiba, .

Nigerian artist Davido has at one time expressed interest to work with Kiba because he ‘believes the Tanzanian artiste is highly talented.’

Davido added that the proposed collaboration will be different from what he did with Diamond because, according to him, the Number One remix was hurriedly done.