Tanzania’s renowned talent manager Joel Vincent Joseph, popularly known as Mr Puaz, has resigned as manager of WCB Wasafin artiste Harmonize.
Mr Puaz, who is credited with engineering Harmonize’s rise to fame and fortune, has confirmed falling out with the Bongo star citing work-related misunderstandings. He denied that they parted ways after failing to agree on new contract terms as reported by a section of Tanzanian media.
Pressed for more details, Mr Puaz explained that he could no longer work with Harmonize due to his ‘bad attitude and arrogance’ that developed after his recent success.
“Hapana sio suala la hela, sema tumeshindwa kuelewana kikazi kutokana na ujeuri na kiburi alichonacho Harmonize. Hivyo nikaona bora tuachane kwa amani kila mtu afanye yake,” Mr Puaz was quoted.
Mr Puaz, who was conspicuously missing during the Wasafi Festival held last Monday at Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi, added that he is still open to working with the Diamond Platnumz owned record label.
“Am no longer Harmonize Manager, Nimeachanae kwa sababu ya maelewano ya kazi. Katika kazi mkishindwa kuelewana katika mambo mbali mbali basi haina haja ya kuendelea, lakini haimaanishi mimi na WCB hatufanyi kazi au hatutafanya kazi,” said Mr. Puaz.
“WCB ni familia yangu ambayo ukaribu wangu na wao ulitokana na urafiki wangu na Diamond hivyo siwezi kuiacha, panapo kuwa na nafasi ya mimi kuhitajika kutoa mchango wangu nitaendelea kutoa kama mwanafamilia. Majukumu yanaweza yabadilike au yasiwepo kabisa maana name nina vitu vyangu ambavyo navipangilia ..kuhusu kummanage msanii mwingine itategemea.Ikitoke opportunity, tutakaa mezani tuweke mambo sawa kisha tufanye kazi” added Mr. Puaz.
Before joining WCB, Mr Puaz managed Tanzanian artist, Shetta.
Away from Talent management, Joel has a passion for writing and has been featured in some of the big media publications like Thrive Global where he writes things related to Career Management and Music Business.