The decision to leave WCB came at huge cost for Tanzanian music star Harmonize.
In a recent interview with Tanzania’s Clouds FM XXL show, Harmonize alias ‘Konde Boy’ revealed the whooping amount he had to pay prior to leaving Diamond Platnumz’s record label Wasafi. The ‘Never Give Up’ singer said he had to pay the label Tshs 500 million (Kshs 22M) as stipulated in his contract in order to get rights to his masters and the Harmonize name.
He said that he had to sell some of his assets including three of his houses to pay up and now he is free as a bird to use any of his music produced under the WCB label.
Harmonize reiterated how thankful he is to Diamond Platnumz and the label for discovering him as well as helping him grow career-wise. Despite his respect for Diamond, he said he had to leave due to unreconcilable WCB and admitted that his relationship with his former boss is not rosy.
In the interview, Konde Boy also touched on the validity of his wedding to his Italian wife Sarah saying that he is indeed married to the beauty contrary to rumours that the wedding ceremony a couple of months ago was part of a music video.
The Tanzanian superstar who revealed that he has recorded a couple of songs with Nigerian singer Burna Boy defended the ‘African Giant’ who is presumed to have a big ego and a bad personality by saying the personas that celebrities portray on social media and who they really are two different things.
Following the release of his EP ‘Afro Bongo’ early this year, the hitmaker also said that he was to release his debut album late this year but because of various reasons, he will release it next year. According to him, this upcoming album will feature the likes of Jidenna, Morgan Heritage and Casanova.
He touched on his political aspirations, what he hopes to achieve with his music, his wealth, philanthropy and his vision of making East African music international.
The 25-year old whose real name is Rajab Abdul Kahali is currently in Kenya to release his first song under his Konde Gang management dubbed ‘Uno’.