Diamond desperate to spoil Ali Kiba’s moment with Ne-Yo
High-flying Tanzanian musician Diamond Platnumz is in Kenya trying to get a photo opportunity with American R&B star Ne-Yo.
The Tanzanian flew in on Monday and booked himself at the Hemingways Hotel, in Mbagathi Ridge, Nairobi.
This is the same hotel where Ne-Yo is staying.
Sources say Diamond is seeking to upstage his compatriot and music rival Ali Kiba who is set to perform for Coke Studio Africa alongside Ne-Yo.
However, our mole says the show organizers have issued clear instructions to Ne-Yo’s security detail to block any attempts for photo-op by Diamond.
Ne-Yo arrived in Kenya on Monday and went to hang out with Ali Kiba at Tamasha in Hurlingham.
Ali Kiba and Diamond are locked in a battle for regional audience, with fans’ loyalty split down the middle.
Of late, though, Ali Kiba appears to be winning the battle, with Kenyan corporates choosing him over Diamond.
In July, Ali Kiba was in Kenya rubbing shoulders with Oscar award-winner Lupita Nyong’o as the World Aid ambassador whose aim is to end elephant poaching in Africa.
He also recorded for Coke Studio Africa.