Just days after Kenyan boy band Sauti Sol, disclosed that they are contemplating quitting music, bongo flava star Diamond Platnumz has hinted that he is also planning to exit the industry.
Diamond, whose life has been full of drama, has revealed that he will soon quit music to concentrate on his business empire which he has been gradually building over the years.
The Tanzanian artiste said he’s currently actively doing music to accumulate enough capital and save as much as he can so that when he quits, he can comfortably run his businesses while also nurturing upcoming music talents.
The celebrated musician, who has been in music since 2009 when he burst into limelight with the hit Kamwambie, made disclosure while hosting a group of Muslim entertainment stakeholders at his Wasafi headquarters in the leafy suburbs of Mbezi, Dar es Salaam for Futari meal.
“My dream is to eventually go fully into business when I quit music. You can’t do music forever, that’s why I’m using my earnings in music to build my businesses. Let’s use the opportunities we have in use to build a better future,” Diamond said.
During the interactive engagement, Diamond also launched a Muslim TV program ‘Nyumba ya Imani’ which will soon debut on Wasafi TV. The program will provide Muslim teachings during the holy month of Ramadhan.
It is not the first time that Diamond has hinted on his intentions to quit music.
Among his vast business interests is the Wasafi Classic Baby (WCB) recording label which already boosts of high performing talented artistes such as Rayvanny, Harmonize, Lava Lava, Marombosso, Queen Darling and Rich Mavoko.
The recording label alone provides employment for more than 50 staff members.
In addition, Diamond runs Wasafi TV and Radio stations and also has his own Chibu perfume fragrance and Diamond Karanga peanut brand.