Bongo flava musician Harmonize has surprised his fans after a new song released yesterday showed he had hit unimaginable records. The Konde Boy records founder released “Mdomo” with fellow Tanzanian artist Ibraah on Tuesday night. However, what shocked people is that the song reportedly managed to garner 1.3 million views just 24 seconds after its release on YouTube.
The views came as a shock, considering only Korean pop group BTS currently holds the YouTube record of 113 million views in 24 hours for their song “Butter.” Netizens also remarked that “Mdomo” only attracted 14,000 likes compared to the high number of views. What’s even more interesting is that 10 hours later this morning, the song has 1.5 million views and currently ranks at number 29.
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The dissident artist from the Wasafi group has made headlines on social media by begging his ex-girlfriend Frida Kajala to come back to him. Harmonize posted messages trying to woo her ex-lover with flowers and expensive jewelry. The duo parted ways last year after it emerged the Tanzanian hitman had made passes at Kajala’s daughter Paulah.
YouTube recently refuted claims that individuals were buying views, saying the streaming app was impervious to unscrupulous resellers. However, issues with buying views are common, especially with artists who want to push their music towards trending. Social media enthusiast Xtian Dela has been running ads for months now, directing users to a website where they can buy views for all social media platforms for as low as Sh50. Views are definitely bots, not humans, hence the lack of comments or reactions.
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