Bongo star Diamond Platnumz believes Kenya has better resources to make it in the music industry compared to his native Tanzania.
The star, who is fresh from launching his sophomore album in Nairobi, also revealed that sometimes he wishes he was born in Kenya.
Diamond, whose rise to the top can partly be attributed to his cordial relationship with the Kenyan fanbase, said he feels loved in Kenya.
“Kenyans wananipenda sana. Wakati mwingine natamani ningekua nimezaliwa Kenya,” said Diamond.
He added: “Vitu tumefanya hapa Kenya, hamna kule Tanzania. Nawaambia wasanii wa Kenya kwamba wana vitu vizuri sana, wajitahidi kuvitumia vizuri.
Diamond further noted that if he was based in Kenya, he would be doing a lot more for his music career.
“I’m sure mimi ningekua nakaa Kenya kuna vitu vingi ningevifanya.”
The singer also lauded several Kenyan artists who have been doing great things.
“Wasanii wengi kama Bahati, Willy Paul, Sauti Sol, Nyashinski wanafanya vitu vizuri sana. Wamebahatika, wavitumie.”
He thanked all Kenyan artistes and fans who’ve been making things happen for him.
“Nashukuru sana. Nawashukuru sana wasanii wa Kenya, industry nzima ya Kenya. Sikua nafanya pale kwa sababu mimi ni Diamond, ila kwa sababu sisi ni East Africa. Let’s keep supporting each other. Let’s take the East African music to the world.”
So, what are his secrets to success?
“Working so hard. Pray hard, be more creative, be humble and respect everybody.”
Diamond is set to launch a branch of his Record Label “Wasafi Classic Baby” in Kenya later this year.