This week, Wasafi Classic Baby CEO and Bongo music star, Diamond Platnumz, posted on his social media pages a couple of pictures showing his new hairstyle, a combination of braids and dreadlocks.
As bizarre as it seemed, a number of Kenyan artistes were quick to copy the Kwangwaru hit-maker, with singers Willy Paul and Beka the Boy having since changed their hairstyles. This invited a lot of backlash from a cross-section of Kenyans who branded the two mere copycats.
“This is just fashion and some of us did it earlier than him, but you media people are saying otherwise because it is Diamond. We should stop looking at Kenyan acts as copycats,” an angry Beka told PD Wikendi.
According to him, his locks extensions saw him part with over Sh30,000. He also took the time to rebuff homophobe claims associated with the fashion style.
“I am surprised that people would turn this amazing fashion style and bring in their prejudiced allegations. We are entertainers and people should stop reading much into such things,” he added.