GREAT MEET: President John Pombe Magufuli with singer Diamond Platnumz.

Tanzanian president John Pombe Magufuli today morning surprised musician Diamond Platnumz live on television.

Appearing on Tanzanian entertainment channel, Clouds TV 360 today, Diamond Platnumz discussed Tanzania’s entertainment industry – how far it has reached and some of the challenges.

But midway the interview, the station got a rather rare call. It was from the President; the no nonsense leader had been keenly following the discussion.

Calling in, he promised to help the musicians in addressing the challenges that they are facing and pledged to meet them soon.

Among the challenges Platnumz said musicians face included rowdy fans who sometimes cause chaos, and he requested government to provide them with security while in public.

Meanwhile, the ‘Marry You’ hit maker has dismissed claims of an ongoing ‘beef’ between him and fellow singer Ali Kiba, stressing that there is of the kind.