It seems that the more time goes, the more we learn new and interesting information about the late Tanzanian President, John Magufuli and his personal relationships with some of the artists in Bongo land.
Diamond Platnumz is the latest celeb to speak about how much Magufuli cared about the musicians in his country. The “African Beauty” singer said that the late gave him a phone call, during the drama surrounding his biological father a few months ago.
Diamond said this minutes after viewing Magufuli’s body at Uhuru Stadium, saying the late Head of State was alike a father to him, as he was always concerned with matters affecting musicians and Tanzanians at large; and for that he will remember him forever.
Adding that Magufuli gave him a call when the confusion surrounding his real biological father surfaced.
“Kikubwa ni kuendelea kufanya vitu ambavyo alivizungumza vile vyema lakini pia waaminisha vijana na watanzania kuwa kila kitu kinawezekana…katika muda wake aliongoza amefanya vitu vingi sana kwa hiypo inaonyesha kuwa tuimaweza. Alipokuwa anasema Tanzania ni Tajiri sio kwamba hela iko mfukoni ila tuina respurces ambazo tukitumia vizuri itatupa maendeleo.”
“Ukaribu wake ulikuwa mkubwa kwa Jamii maana wakati mwingine unaweza kuwa umekaa alafu Rais anakupigia simu mnazungumza kama mtu unaongea na mzazi wako. Na hata kipindi kile yalipotokea maswala ya Baba alinipigia simu kuniuliza. Kwa hiyo ni mtu ambaye tutamkumbuka kwa vitu vingine. Alikuwa anatumia muda mwingi kufanya kazi ili tupate maendeleo,” said Diamond Platnumz.
Magufuli was a friend to Diamond and used to phone him directly like on December 31, 2019, he called him in the middle of his show in Kigoma to congratulate him.
At another time he called him during an interview on Clouds TV lauding him for a good job in the music industry.
The late Magafuli was one of the biggest consumers of Bongo Flava Music and he almost knew all the artistes by name and more so their work (Songs).
Mr. Platnumz also added that he believes in President Samia Suluhu Hassan’s leadership, having worked with her on several occasions.