Diamond Platinumz attracts full house

HARARE - Tanzanian star Diamond Platnumz and local music hero Jah Prayzah demonstrated their immense pulling power when they attracted thousands to their highly-anticipated concert held at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) on Friday night.

Filling up the 5 000-seater HICC has over the years proved to be a tall order of late but not for Friday night’s bill powered by Diamond Platnumz and Jah Prayzah who won many fans in Zimbabwe and beyond following their scintillating collaboration on the duet Watora Mari.

The HICC proved too small for fun-loving people who thronged the giant venue which also featured local artistes  Killer T, Stunner, Trevor Dongo, Ex-Q and Extra Large.

Fittingly, Diamond Platnumz and Jah Prayzah delivered performances which matched the very big crowd.

Dressed exquisitely, Diamond Platnumz gave a well-choreographed act which thrilled the crowd even though most of the fans were unfamiliar with his hits such as Mdogo Mdogo.

The Tanzanian star then took his show a gear up when he performed tracks such as Number One — his duet with Nigerian star Davido — as well as Kidogo, his collaboration with multi-award-winning Nigerian group P-Square.

One of the major highlights of the night was when controversial local dancer Beverly Sibanda joined the Tanzanian superstar with her dancing troupe on stage. 

Beverly’s cameo appeared to win over both Diamond Platnumz’s approval and that of the big crowd.

Predictably, the climax of the night was when Diamond Platnumz was joined on stage by Jah Prayzah for the performance of the hit Watora Mari.

In line with earlier promises by the concert organisers, the lady who featured on the Watora Mari video called Tifan Sa was also in attendance. 

She showcased her dancing skills when the two superstars were performing their red-hot duet.

Jah Prayzah, who took to the stage before Diamond Platnumz, also delivered a great performance much to the delight of his fans, some who were dressed in the Uzumba-born artiste’s trademark stage attire-camouflages.

The Jerusarema singer and his Third Generation band thrilled the packed house with hits such as Eriza, Chiname, Goto, Mudhara Vachauya and Seke Mutema.

Local artistes Killer T, Stunner, Trevor Dongo Ex-Q and Extra Large did not disappoint. 

Killer T, who has often been attacked in the past for failing to connect with the audience, gave a polished performance. 

The Mbare chanter demonstrated that he “owned” the crowd.

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Nice commentary kwete zveku The Standard inongoda kushora. Well done Daily news

Boss - 4 December 2016

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