Mixed reactions as Diamond wows Juba, seeks S.Sudan wife
Tanzania Bongo flava star Diamond Platnmuz spent Christmas in the South Sudan capital Juba rocking revellers.
Diamond arrived in Juba on Christmas Eve for the “Together for Peace Concert 2020”.
He was booked in at Pyramid Continental Hotel in the capital.
At Freedom Hall on Christmas day, he sang, he danced, he smiled and shone like the Diamond he is, reported local entertainment websites.
In all these, there was one thing that he didn’t want to ignore, women.
For a man famous for his exploits with the other gender, he could not let this opportunity pass with women willing to name their unborn babies after him screaming out his name right in front of him with welcoming body gestures.
The South Sudan Insider reported that gestures seem to have had an effect on him as he declared:
“I don’t feel like going back to Tanzania. You’ve already made me feel at home.”
“I want to stay here longer but how can I be here without a wife, can you get me a wife?” he is quoted as saying.
The ladies yelled their voices hoarse and he invited a number of women on stage to dance with.
By the looks of it, East Africa’s husband could soon add South Sudan to the list of East African countries where he is an in-law.
Diamond is the third Tanzanian artiste to perform in South Sudan after Harmonize and Mr. Nice.
On Saturday Boxing Day, he was live at the Dr. John Garang Mousaluem.
“Just a sneak peek of My SOUTH SUDAN Today’s Show. Over 100k people.
Can’t even explain how grateful and Humbled I am.
Imagine I couldn’t even be able to finish my performance because the Love was too much.
Thanks to South sudan President SALVA KIIR MAYARDIT for coming to the event,” he shared the video of the event.
Meanwhile, some sections of South Sudanese aren’t happy about the whole matter.
Some criticised the high entrance fees for the shows.
According to Afrie (@AfricaHYS), a VVIP TABLE went for USD 1,000, VIP USD 300 and
ORDINARY USD 100.
“South Sudan is also said to be one of the most food insecure countries in the world.”
The blame is being heaped on Juba businesswoman Achai Wiir who brought the musician.
“People aren’t happy. President Kiir’s concubine brings Diamond to a country that’s ranked among the poorest in Africa. A country where civil servants go for months without pay. Army was last paid in 2019. And Diamond is paid whooping 60k USD,” a concerned South Sudanese told edge.ug Saturday night.
But Diamond described South Sudan as “a peaceful country with no war or food insecurity where people have money”.