• Diamond Platnumz who was interviewed a few days on DW Africa was speaking about how glad he is when it comes to nurturing young talents.
• Diamond said he always dreamt of empowering young people from the moment he recorded his first song.
Wasafi's boss Diamond Platnumz has for the first time spoken out about the departure of his signees.
Diamond who was interviewed a few days on DW Africa was speaking about how glad he is when it comes to nurturing young talents. Diamond was speaking after the exit of one of his signees Rayvanny.
According to Diamond, he always dreamt of empowering young people from the moment he recorded his first song.
Diamond said he was not lucky to be noticed quickly and it took some time before the world knew his talent.
"After I had just dropped my first hit and people could recognise my music, I got a feeling that I had to empower more youth and that is why I started the Wasafi Classic Baby (WCB) record label," he said.
Diamond went ahead to state that all the artistes he has mentored are superheroes in the music industry. He hopes to inspire even more artistes.
"I have introduced many artistes but I have not just introduced artistes but superheroes. So now they are role models to other youths and that is what I want to do. I want to use my platform to empower more so they can also empower other people. As Africans we need to empower others."
Wasafi's manager Babu Tale early this week denied that contract disputes are the reason artistes are ditching the record label.
Asked about how the contracts at WCB work, Tale shut down the question, saying contracts are signed in private.
"We have to be very professional. If you see someone unleashing bedroom affairs out at the dining table, they are not well taught," he said.
"I have been in the industry for many years and when I speak, I speak that which I know and understand, but we are transforming from music to business."
Commenting on Rich Mavoko, Harmonize, and Rayvanny leaving the label recently, Tale said they respect anyone who thinks they have room to weigh in on their business.