Harmonize became one of East Africa’s biggest musicians after he joined Diamond’s WCB records a few years ago. With the might of Chibu and the backing producer Dj Ayolizer, the man released a series of hits establishing himself as a genuine star in the region.
Since his much-publicised split from his mentor, the singer has not done too badly for himself with the hits UNO and My Boo showing that the man could prosper on his own.
But even with the hits, I feel that he still hasn’t reached the heights he did when he and Diamond were regularly doing collabos together.
This was confirmed this past weekend when the singer confided in his fans that fame could kill one’s talent. “Fem can Serious…!!!! Kill your talent…!!! Please remember that,” Harmonize wrote on his Instagram page.
He also added that the lack of music awards in the Tanzanian music industry had crippled it, saying that talent was now judged on YouTube views, with many musicians being forced to promote their songs on the video-sharing platform.
The singer lamented the case that if an artists song didn’t hit the treasured 1 million mark within the span of two days, then the song is considered a failure despite the fact that artistes have put in a lot of energy and efforts in creating the music.
The artiste proposed that the entertainment industry’s governing agency BASATA should start an awards show that will most likely propel the artistes to make great music.
Harmonize added that without awards, it was also difficult for artistes to know how much reception their works have received out there.
While I see his point and this makes a lot of sense for the logical mind, I still feel that this request might be a dig at his old comrade Diamond Platnumz.
We all know that Chibu is the big Kahuna in Tanzania and anything he touches becomes gold-something he has earned with his hard work and witchcraft (if you believe Tanasha).
How do you beat the unbeatable? You try and make them play by rules you believe you can hack.