Tanzanian talent manager, Babu Tale has revealed that despite fact that he sits at the high table at WCB, it is not as easy as it might seem.
The youthful manager who scooped the Best African Talent/ Artists Managers 2019 award, remains thankful for the award but it is not only his effort.
Speaking in regard to his fellow Wasafi managers, Salam SK and Mkubwa Fella, he expressed:
Mi siwezi kuwa meneja bora kama team yangu sio bora. Namshukuru Fella, yeye ndio role model wangu. Lakini uwepo wa Sallam kwenye kundi umesaidia kunikaribishia mabadiliko.
However, being at the top only means more responsibilities and more input.
Maisha magumu. Mtu akikuangalia hivi nje, anaweza akasema these guys are enjoying their life.
But with success comes battles whether internal or external.
Tunagombana sisi team mzima. Yaani, mimi naeza nikagombana na Diamond siku mbili. Nimesafiri na Diamond Marekani masaa kumi na tano, hatuongei. Kwanza kuishi na Sallam ni sehemu ya kugombana. Lazima mgombane. Kwa sababu yeye, ni mtu anayeamini msimamo wake. Mafanikio ni sehemu ya vita. Mi ni mmoja kati ya watu waliofanikiwa. Kwa hiyo nikipigwa vita, nasema, sio vita, ni sehemu ya mafanikio. Naushukuru mziki sana.
Sadly, despite his ranking, it came a time when he felt like he could do this no more, especially after a certain group of artists lashed out at him in a song.
Nilishawai kuchukia wasanii walipoungana wakaniimba nyimbo kabisa ya kunitukana. I was like…acha niachane na hii kazi. Iliniuma.
But why is it that Diamond is seemingly the only Tanzanian artist who stays at the top unlike many artists?
Diamond ni mtu wa kudhubutu. [Diamond is a person known to take risks]