Ok don’t get it twisted, I am and will always be Team Ali Kiba but this new Diamond Platnumz feat. Rayvanny song “Salome” is hot. And I may actually love it. The song is a modern version or remake of Saida Karoli’s “Maria Salome”. The original song is a classic and this one may as well become one. I like the swag and overall vibe of the video. The lyrics I'm still trying to decipher with my basic Swahili lol. The female dancers are killing it with the choreography. Hamisa Mobeto is beautiful and I am hoping this appearance will boost her modeling career. My only critique is some of the clothes and styling on the video are more West African than Tanzanian. I would have loved and appreciated the video more if Tanzanian attire/accessories were used instead. For example in one of the shots Hamisa is wearing on her shoulders and head what appears to be Coral beads, which are traditionally worn by West Africans. Can we also note the on screen chemistry between Diamond and Hamisa? I like them as a couple.
Here is the original version by Saida Karoli
All in all I'm glad Bongo Flava is winning and putting Tanzania on the map.