According to Harmonize in a recent interview, when he was signed into WCB as a fresh artist by Diamond , he was naive in guise of getting help ending up signing into a dubious contract that can only be compared to a fleecing spree.
While in WCB Salim SK came into WCB as an international manager , his role was to manage any deal that any artist from WCB would want to do with any artist outside the Country , as Babu Tale managed Diamond and any deal within the Country .
In the contract ,for each revenue that would come Diamond would take 60% and Harmonize 40% , whether endorsements , performance in shows or any thing that would have brought a shilling on his name
Again In the contract it entails clauses that only allowed Harmonize to produce only two songs each year , and if he wanted to produce any song apart from (the said two) he would cater for the costs by himself , WCB would only catered production of two songs only in each year .
Harmonize in all the years he was in WCB , WCB only produced 9 songs for him , whilst he had 59 songs , nevertheless these 50 songs he catered for their production by himself diamond still ate 60% from their revenue.
Again when Burna Boy came to Rwanda he requested Harmonize to accompany him so that they could sing the song Kainama together , Harmonize requested the WCB management to allow him go but the management told him he needed to pay 10000 USD ( equivalent to 1000000 Ksh) Harmonize couldn’t pay
Again when he did a collabo with Reekado Banks , he was hit with a penalty of 500000ksh by Diamond and his managers , he again paid
As his name grew the management started sniffing on him and telling Diamond that Harmonize wanted and was determined to surpass him , cold war started and they couldn’t talk for two months , at one time he bought a V8 ,a car too that diamond had and they said he was competing with his Boss
Harmonize tried in vain to meet with Diamond to cool things out but Diamond refused instead telling his secretary to tell Harmonize to send an email booking an appointment with him , Harmonize even went to an extent of meeting Diamond mum , but the mum too still refused .
He at one time met Diamond in a Burial tried to talk to him about the issue but Diamond told him , “mie mtu asipo nipa heshima yangu naichukua kwa nguvu , Nina Serikali ,Niko na pesa na kwa uchawi huezi nishinda ,kama unataka tushindane nipe mkono”
This led to Harmonize concluding that his time there had come to an end , he requested for termination of his contract and he was told he must pay 18m ksh make payment of 11m so as to be given TERMINATION OF CONTRACT LETTER (because he couldn’t get an endorsement or show individually without this letter ) then finish 7m later. They knew Harmonize couldn’t manage to raise the money by himself , they used a certain lady to end Harmonize relationship with his mzungu girlfriend Sarah who was the only hope for Harmonize to pay the penalty ,the relationship indeed ended and harmonize was at his own.
He obliged got the 11m went and paid after paying he was told to pay the remaining 7 million before getting the letter , he went to SAYONA who told him they would give him only 4m loan and he should bring the letter in two weeks if he couldn’t bring they will charge him 1M more , he took the money to WCB begging them but in vain he wasn’t given the letter , he again got a loan from another company which gave him 3m after depositing the money , he was again slapped with 1M ksh , being told that at one point he had broken certain protocals he paid the money but still Diamond refused to sign the letter as he was the last signatory
He couldn’t perform for about 1 year as WCB led by Diamond was determined into killing his music career , in this whole year he didn’t get any shilling even from his own digital platforms as they were freezed by WCB
It took a phonecall to the late JOHN POMBE MAGUFULI which Harmonize made to him , detailed to him about his predicaments , JPM called the head of art in Dar Sa laam , who called Diamond ( remember this hour Diamond was about to board an Airplane to America for a one month tour) Diamond had to oblige under duress to delay his plane , take a motorbike to the office of the Attorney General went and signed the Termination letter
Otherwise he couldn’t have signed it , he was determined to send Harmonize to music oblivion