Platinumz, King98 take Kachiri across Tanzania

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Harare – Tanzanian bongo flava star Diamond Platinumz and new kid on the block King98 are on a two-week tour of Tanzania to showcase their new hit single, “Kachiri”.

Diamond Platinumz called Zimbabwe’s King98 over to his home country to hype their single which has been trending on Trace Africa and other broadcasters across the continent.

King98 recently told The Southern Times Arts that, “‘Kachiri’ was received so well in many parts of Africa. My people in Zimbabwe are supporting me, in South Africa they are going gaga over the song, but I would like to give a special thanks to people in Tanzania as almost everyone here is dancing to ‘Kachiri’. Kachiri is the Swahili name of a certain dance, so it looks like many people in Tanzania are relating to the song.

“For a long time I wanted to come to Tanzania and meet with my fans but the COVID-19 pandemic wouldn’t allow that. But now travelling restrictions are no longer so tough and I am happy to be here in Tanzania with my fans.”

The Zimbabwean hip-hop musician arrived in Tanzania last week to perform a number of shows.

“It has been love and lots of love ever since I landed. I have been performing as well as doing some meet and greet sessions with my fans and it has been amazing! The attendance is awesome. I honestly appreciate the support I am getting here,”King98 said.

“Kachiri” was released two months ago and racked up more than one million YouTube views in less than 48 hours.

“I think Kachiri is awesome,” King98 said. “The way it was received surprised me. I would love to give credit to Diamond Platinumz because he has been not just an amazing artist but he has been a great brother to me.

“Ever since we started this project he has been showing me the way and teaching me a lot of stuff. He has become family to me.”

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