Celebrated Tanzanian music star, Diamond Platnumz has recounted how expensive it was for him to feature Davido in 2014.
The singer in an interview with Nairobi News disclosed he had to spend more than ten times what he used to spend on his music when he wanted to feature Davido on the song, “Number One”.
This, he said almost led him to bankruptcy and he had to seek for financial support from the banks.
Nonetheless, he lauded the collaboration saying that it opened some doors for him and that propelled him to higher heights.
“Before doing the first video version of Number One at Ogopa Djs in Nairobi, my video cost used to be about KSh 326, 000 per video. With Number One, I went ten times higher and spent KSh 3.3 million or thereabout 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 remix.
“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”.
You would recall that Diamond Platnumz featured Davido in the remix version of his hit song, “Number One” in 2014 when he was barely known in only Tanzania.
But after the collaboration, his fame shot up and he was able to rake in some revenue to start a record label.