Diamond Platnumz described the death of President Magufuli as shocking and very sad foro him.
The singer who was one of the favourite artistes of the former Tanzanian president said one of the last conversations he had with him was being asked to get married.
They would speak on phone for long;
He used to call me and we’d talk for like 40 minutes. 40 minutes for a president is a long time. The last time, he called me about 4PM to wish me all the best in my show.
It is sad to me because when I spoke to him, he’d encourage me to work hard
He told me I now have to get married and stop playing. We would laugh.
Diamond had to cancel the shooting of a music video when he got the news of the passing of Magufuli.
It was at midnight, I was shaving my hair to go shoot a music video with Mbosso. I felt numb. All my strength over. I was confused
We had to cancel the video. Why would we go on with the shooting of the video? To celebrate what?
John Pombe Magufuli died 17th March and will be buried on Friday at his home in Chato.
Diamond together with tens of artistes have united in a tribute song ‘Lala Salama’ check it out;