What happened to #PlayKeMusic? Did we forget that quickly? Or is Diamond Platnumz that good? Diamond and Rayvanny dropped a new song, Tetema, a few days ago and it seems it’s getting a lot of airplay in Kenya. I honestly think we are a disloyal bunch.
You can watch the video here:
The song already hit 1million views in the short time it has been on YouTube and even one Kenyan tweep, Njiiru, noted, “nikama play Kenyan music hii mwaka pia haitawesa (it’s like Play Kenyan Music won’t be achieved this year).” Bongo music fans in Kenya are loving the song and word on the street is that it’s getting rotated in clubs a lot as well. Were you out this weekend? Is this true?
Well, Kenyans took to Twitter to share their opinions about the airplay this new song is getting. It also gets interesting because the music video of the song, which has also elicited a #Tetemachallenge, is being labelled by some fans as ‘unoriginal.’
A section of the video was apparently taken from Tyler the Creator’s “See you again.” Tyler released his song last year. We can’t blame Diamond, creativity is all about sharing ideas. Hmmm…
Check out this clip comparing the two videos:
— Najma (@NajmaNyutu) February 7, 2019
Tyler the Creator should now visit East Africa because we clearly appreciate his work. Such an inspiration! Diamond and Rayvanny are yet to respond to the allegations thrown at them. Here are some of the reactions from Kenyans regarding Tetema.
We survived Kwangwaru..
We survived Jibebe..
Hold on tight Kenyans, we shall survive Tetema
— Martin M. Mwangi™ (@martomwangi) February 9, 2019
Tetema was a dedication to Chelsea
— Koyoo™ (@Abot_k) February 10, 2019
Kenyans on apple music have pushed Diamond’s ‘Tetema’ to the number two spot in the past week
— Social Experiment (@MediaMK) February 9, 2019
— ɐʎnqɐ ʎɹuǝɥ (@abuya_henry) February 7, 2019
So After Church I went Straight home to listen to Tetema 😢Diamond needs to be regulated thou 😣😣
— 琼 (@Nicolejoanne254) February 10, 2019
How long before we discover the true meaning of the innuendos that they sing about in Tetema? 😆 pic.twitter.com/NyRErV1cOv
— Msupa M (@Mollage_) February 8, 2019
Tetema in a Swahili wedding will be lit
— aisha (@bintiM) February 10, 2019
Check Tetema Video and check videos from yuwa favorite rapper who shoots from one background kila ngoma….
— aleckie ronald (@SirAlexas) February 7, 2019
Izo tutacheza kama kalongolongo! pic.twitter.com/9a70bf6RvS
— Sir Arens™ (@Sir_Arens) February 7, 2019
Kenya never stops Buzzing. You shouldn't either