Diamond Platnumz, Saida Karoli Lock Horns Over Salome Song Dimes
Legendary Tanzanian singer Saida Karoli says Diamond Platnumz has not honoured his promise to give her 25 percent of total revenue that the song Salome would generate.
Saida Karoli said she was not expecting to be paid by Diamond Platnumz for the Salome Remix, but her manger had negotiated on her behalf the deal with Diamond Platnumz’s manager Sallam Sharaff.
“I easily trust people, even without signing contracts. When Diamond Platnumz requested to compose a remix of my song Salome, I gave him the go-ahead without asking for much – financially. So, when they struck a deal with my manager, I was elated. However, I am yet to receive a penny from Dimond Platnumz,” Saida Karoli said.
In a September interview with Clouds FM, Diamond Platnumz revealed he got permission from Ms. Karoli to do a Salome rendition, adding that he paid her management for the rights to re-do the song.
“Before releasing the song we had to consult her management and we gave them cash plus the additional 25 percent of the total revenue that the song will generate (from the track),” Diamond Platnumz said.