- Bongo star Diamond Platnumz has responded fiercely to accusations of copying music from Nigerian artists.
- According to him such claims are meaningless and fueled by jealousy over his success.
- Nigerian music fans claimed the Bongo star’s music was inspired by hits from the Nigerian artists.
Bongo star Diamond Platnumz has responded fiercely to accusations of copying music from Nigerian artists, defending that such claims are meaningless and fueled by jealousy over his success.
Diamond addressed the allegations after collaborator Juma Jux’s recent post of their song sparked further debate on the matter. In a statement, Diamond dismissed the criticism, suggesting that the complaints emerged solely because of his thriving career.
He pointed out that if the accusations were directed at other artists, they would be considered differently. However, he seems to believe that his achievements have painted him as an easy target for scrutiny.
“Ukisikia Mtoto anapiga kelele ujue bakora imemuingia!…Maana Wakifanya Wengine, utaskia Magenius Wanaakili Wamesample, tukifanya sie tumekopi!
He expressed that while Nigerian artists might also be accused of music sampling, they have managed to diversify their sound by exploring genres like Amapiano.
This, according to him, challenges the notion that he solely relies on sampling. He also said had the accusations been true, then Nigerian artists would have also sampled Tanzanian Bongo music.
“Wangekua waumiza vichwa kweli wangeimba Mangaka, lizombe au Lingunjumu Ngoma na miziki ya kwetu…Mbona wameenda Kudandia Amapiano? tena zakuandikiwa… Nyenyenye! Nyenyenye! Fyuuuuu!”
Diamond Platnumz has faced scrutiny for allegedly sampling music from renowned Nigerian artists such as Asake, Spyro, Burna Boy, and Wiz Kid in some of his chart-topping hits.