Diamond Platnumz Biography

Diamond Platnumz
Background information
Birth name Nasibu Abdul Juma
Born 2 October 1989 (age 25)[1]
Tandale, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Origin Kigoma, Tanzania
Genres Bongo Flava, AfroPop
Occupation(s) Singer,songwriter,dancer
Instruments vocals, piano, guitars, and drums
Years active (2009–present)
Labels WCB (Wasafi Classic Baby)
Associated acts Davido, Iyanya, Waje, Bracket,Flavour N’abania,

Nasibu Abdul Juma (born 2 October 1989), popularly known by his stage name Diamond Platnumz (or simply Diamond), is a Bongo Flavarecording artist and singer from Tanzania. He is best known for his hit song “Number One”. Diamond has won numerous awards at Channel O and the Prestigious HiPipo Music Awards. He performed at the Big Brother Africa 7 eviction show in May 2012.[2] Diamond is considered influential among his fans, and is said to be the most loved and decorated Tanzanian artist at the moment.[3] He was believed to be the highest selling Tanzanian artist of ringtones by mobile phone companies in 2013, as well as being among the artists earning the highest income in theAfrican Great Lakes region’s music industry.[3] Also Diamond Platnumz holds a record of the highest paid artist in East Africa per One Show Diamond platnumz was paid 100 million Tsh in one show known as Tigo Kiboko Yao Concert.

Diamond is a Muslim.[4] In 2010, he endorsed Tanzania’s dominant ruling party, the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) and its presidential candidate, Jakaya Kikwete.[5] He also recorded aremix of his single Mbagala, titled CCM Tusonge Mbele (CCM Let’s Move Forward).[6] 0n 6/08/2015 he announced through Instagram that him and Zarinah Hassan who is also known asZarithebosslady [Ugandan] had welcomed their first child (baby girl) whom they named Lattiffah.

Since his “Mbagala” hit back in the day to date when hits like “Sankoro” and “Ntampata wapi” are going international, one cannot refute the fact that Diamond Platnumz has risen to become one of the finest East African stars yet

His rise has seen him beat Tanzania music kingpins like Mr. Nice and Ali Kiba who had reigned supreme in bongo land. But with fame, comes criticism.  With the rift and hatred between #TeamDiamond, #TeamAlikiba camps, it is clear that Diamond’s haters have not rested in trying to pull him down.

Some went as far as requesting that a Nigerian artist wins the MTV award so that Diamond can get off his ‘high horse’. Others took it a notch higher by claiming that his rise to the top was due to witchcraft and black magic. However the star recently addressed the allegations during a radio show in Tanzania. He emphasized that he had grown up knowing that witchcraft is against God’s doctrines and as such would never practice it. Swali: Unadhani Diamond anaamini uchawi Diamond: “ Japokuwa vitabu vya dini vinasema ‘ndele’ zipo lakini haupaswi kuamini… Kuamini ni sawa na kumkiuka Mwenyezi MUNGU ”
Read more at: http://www.sde.co.ke/article/2000168476/tanzanian-megastar-diamond-platnumz-denies-witchcraft-rumours

The ‘Number One’ hit maker also revealed other African music artistes as DRC’s Ferre Gola and Togo’s Toofan have made their intentions to collaborate with him known…Known for such hit singles as “Number One” and “Kamwambie,” this Afropop and Bongo Flava (hip-hop and R&B) vocalist received a total of fifteen awards at Tanzania Music Awards ceremonies held between 2010 and 2014.

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