Tanzanian singer Diamond Platinumz risked it all to have a collaboration song with Nigeria’s star Davido.
In an interview, Diamond said,“ A video used to cost around US$ 3,000. Before doing the first video version of my song titled "Number One" at Ogopa Djs in Nairobi, I had to go 10 times higher. I spent US$30,000. I had to fly Ogopa Djs' video crew to Cape Town, South Africa, and shoot my video. The outcome was amazing, and that gave me the green light to approach Davido for a collaboration.”
He went on to say, “I took loans from Tanzania banks to finance my video and collaboration with Davido in Lagos because I had to travel there with my crew.”
Diamond said he would perhaps not be as successful if he had not taken the risk.