Diana B, a newly established rapper, has regained popularity after revealing her rate card.
Diana revealed on Tuesday, November 30 that fans will have to pay a total of Ksh850K to hire her for a performance, a statement that sparked yet more backlash, this time much faster.
"How come people are surprised by my rate card?" Is it really only Ksh 850,000? Wasanii wanalipangwa pesa ngapi??? Kwani wasanii wanalipangwa pesa ngapi??? 🤷 For reservations, please contact my management. She wrote on social media, "Diana B on this!"
Gaining views by the seconds
While it may appear to be overpriced, Marua's debut song, which was released on Monday, November 29, has received over 640K views, a slew of comments, and over 45K likes.
The song, however, is not currently trending on the video app, with Marua now claiming that she has written to Youtube to request that her channel be changed from a blogger to an artist in order to achieve better results.
According to her, the song should be among the most popular, as it is gaining views by the second.
“1 Trending on Twitter #1 Trending on blogs #1 Trending on radio & TV Topics #1 Trending on YouTube but they are still shocked because they don’t believe it’s DIANA B! on such punch lines 😅😅😅I think I need to drop another hot hit rap track for YouTube to believe #1 trending is destined position! Should I drop it now? she quipped.
The newest rapper in town
After making her debut as the city's newest female rapper, Bahati's wife Diana Marua has gotten the streets talking.
Diana Marua, who is now known as Msupa D, revealed the making and inspiration behind her newfound interest and journey into the music industry with her debut track, 'Hatutaachana tu.'
“I’m the one who wrote the lyrics. What I sang was the story of my life. I jotted it all down. Msupa D is in the building. Let’s see how it goes,” Diana said.
The YouTube sensation went on to explain how she came up with the song's concept, saying she thought long and hard about the message she wanted to convey.
"My smash hit 'hatutaachana tu' is a retort to my husband's song 'Mtaachana tu,' which I had planned to debut with." "That was the whole point," she explained.
Diana sings about her happy marriage in the new song, despite rumours that she would divorce her husband. She gives examples of celebrities who have had romantic relationships that have since ended.
Following the release of the song, Diana teased what her fans can expect from her by revealing that she has been working on other songs that will be released soon.
"I've written other songs," she said. "I've already recorded an audio and a video, and I'm hoping to release it in the next two weeks."
Diana is well-known for being a YouTube sensation, with over 500,000 subscribers to her channel.
She mainly vlogs lifestyle, beauty, family and other life experiences which continue to make her traffic grow stupendously.
Talking about her new journey, the new artiste said that her inspiration came from the need to try something new for herself, as people are so used to her content on YouTube.
“My inspiration came from Diana Bahati coming out differently,” she said.
“It started off as fun. I’ve been taking my husband for studio sessions every once in a while and one day my husband is the one who actually encouraged me and pushed me and told me ‘by the way babe you can do this’. I remember there’s a time I did a remix of ‘One and Only by Tanasha and him, and people laughed. I then said I was gonna do it.”
Reactions from Kenyans online
@Kukie: "I'm not sure if Bahati should be a musician but then again in this life we have to just hustle like tomorrow is the last day."
@Bookun: "Diana Bahati aka Diana B's music video gives off bad b!tch vibes but the song is off."
@Mwendwa_manu: "So if all Kenyan rappers are called for a meeting Diana Bahati should attend. Kenyan music industry keeps on surprising us everyday."
@Bread [email protected]: "BREAKING NEWS!!! Our detectives have today managed to arrest Diana Marua who was trying to cross over to Tanzania to embarrass the country. Our sleuth detectives acted after receiving a tip from patriotic locals around Namanga border..."
@EDGAR: "A few days back Diana Marua was seriously sick and admitted. Bahati took to social media telling Kenyans to pray for her. Yesterday she was unveiled as a female rapper and now she has Dropped her first song. Clout is a disease..."
@Ndunge: "Hii speed Bahati anaenda nayo ata Majesty atakua musician. The family must make money off clout one way or the other."
Rise and rise of Diana Marua
Hated and loved in equal measure, this firm but soft-spoken go-getter always makes the news — whether it’s for marrying a younger man, a viral break-up video, dealing with a baby mama, transitioning into a rapper or for just being herself.
With half a million followers on her Instagram page, fans and critiques alike, have been clamouring for her to get her own show.
There is more to Diana than her controversial TV persona and brokering deals to remain on TV. I quickly glimpse her other personality as she removes her shoes and leans in to answer my questions.
When Diana speaks, you realize that your preconceived notions about her are just that. She is not the self-obsessed mean girl that the blogs paint her to be, she is a chatty, friendly and honest woman.
Diana Marua was born to a Luo father and a Kikuyu mother 30 years ago. Her father worked in a private hospital in the city while her mother was a housewife.
Her parents met through her father’s sister who was her mom’s friend and they got married and settled in Komarock estate, where Diana and her two sisters were raised.
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