New details has emerged on how much Bongo star Diamond Platnumz was paid for his performance at the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance final rally at the Kasarani Stadium.
The musician flew into the country from South Africa in the company of his daughter, Princess Tiffah, and his crew before boarding a helicopter branded with Azimio colors.
He then flew to another location where he boarded a Mercedes G Wagon to Nyayo Stadium for his performance.
After the performance, Diamond flew back to the airport and boarded the private jet to South Africa.
According to Nation, Diamond was paid KSh 11.9 million for his 10-minute performance at the fully packed stadium.
It is reported that Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho was instrumental in bringing Diamond into the picture and booking him for the performance.
It also appeared that the performance fee was settled by a Tanzanian tycoon well known to Azimio flag bearer, Raila Odinga.
“Kindly this is off the record, but the conversation to have Diamond perform at Raila’s rally had been in the pipeline for three weeks. The performance was actually sponsored by a tycoon in Tanzania, I am not sure if the tycoon is a businessman or a politician but clearly it seems it’s someone well known to Azimio’s principals
“However, what I’m sure of is that Diamond was paid $100,000 for the Kasarani performance,” Nation quoted a source.
In a previous interview with Wasafi TV, Diamond’s manager Sallam SK disclosed that the singer charges KSh 8.3 million for shows outside Tanzania.
For shows within Tanzania, promoters will part with KSh 6 million.
The event organizers also have to fly the singer on a private jet, and cover for meals and his accommodation in a 5 star hotel.
As earlier reported on GOTTA.news, rapper Juliani slammed the Azimio One Kenya Alliance for inviting an international artiste to perform during their final rally.
Juliani complained about Diamond performing at the rally arguing that a Kenyan artiste should have been given the chance.
In a statement on his Instagram page, the singer termed Diamond’s performance distasteful, asking that a Kenyan artiste would have performed better.
“Diamond in Kasarani was distasteful. Any Kenyan would have sufficed,” he wrote.
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