BY PAUL IBANDA
The annual Kampala City Festival is set to kick off today October 6, 2017 and many sponsors have already made substantial contributions to the success of the event.
This year’s Kampala City Festival is set to be more entertaining than many could imagine. This follows the arrival of celebrated Tanzanian artiste Diamond Platinumz who was recently unveiled as the guest artiste at the festival.
The guest performer arrived in the country at 1:00am today and according to sources, he is at Kampala Serena Hotel together with his Band that arrived yesterday at 1:00pm.
The choice of Diamond Platinamz as guest perform and the hefty amount he was reportedly paid to perform has attracted criticism from some local artistes and sections of the Ugandan population who claim the Tanzanian artiste received a lion’s share compared to local artistes.
GoodLyf duo of Mozey Radio and Weasle say they will not perform at the carnival due to payment disparities.
The duo say they were given a paltry Shs6 million while Tanzania’s Diamond Platinumz was given more than Shs100 million to perform at the coveted event.
“They gave us Shs6 million only and Diamond Platinumz got over Shs100 million (20.000£) which is very unfair and such a direction is lowering our dignity, music and image,” Radio said in an interview with PML Daily.
The duo think it was wrong for the Authority to pay Diamond such a huge amount of money, which even exceeds the amount that will be paid to all the Ugandan artistes slated to perform at the event.