Tanzanian Singer, Diamond Platnumz Accuses Alikiba Of Buying YouTube Views For His Latest Song


The stiff beef between Tanzania’s biggest musical stars Diamond Platnumz and Alikiba was re-ignited after the release of their latest tracks; ‘Iyo’ and ‘Jealous’ respectively.

Alikiba’s new music video ‘Jealous’; featuring Nigerian star Mayarkun on Friday, July 30 fetched over 1 million views in just 12 hours.

This is what has got Diamond Platnumz at loggerheads with him. In a cryptic message wrote by him on his Instagram; he accused Alikiba for buying views.

He posted a short clip of people jamming to his song ‘Iyo’, and captioned;

”Real Definition of a Hit na wimbo pendwa… Ubaya wa vyakununua Haupati vitu kama hivi….. #IyoChallenge #IYO”

Comparing the two songs; Diamond’s ‘Iyo’ currently stands at 3.2 Million Views since it’s release 4 days ago. On the other hand, Alikiba’s ‘Jealous’ is at 3.6 Million views.

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Alikiba Responds

In response to the allegations, Alikiba opted to post Stivo Simple Boy uttering his slang ‘inauma but itabidi uzoee’.

The competition among the two continues; with Diamond still holding the record for garnering 1 million views in 8 hours; and 2 million in 24 hours with his song Waah featuring Koffi Olomide.

Tanzanian musicians have recently been hailed for doing tremendously well across the continent. I bet it’s something that Kenyan artists should learn from.


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