Diamond Platnumz Biography
Diamond Platnumz whose real name is Nasibu Abdul Juma, is a Tanzanian Bongo Flava recording artist, singer and dancer. He was born at Amana hospital in Dar es Salaam on 2 October 1989.
Diamond Platnumz Education
Diamond Platinumz went to Chakula Bora Nursery School in 1995 later joined Tandale Magharibi Primary School in 1996 and completed primary school education in 2002. In 2003 Nasibu started his secondary school education; he managed to graduate in 2006.
Diamond Platnumz Musical Career
Diamond Platnumz spent his formative years imitating local and international artists and singing their songs at different occasions. His mother bought for him albums from different artists and assisted him in writing lyrics for some songs so that he can easily sing them.
Diamond Platnumz mother took him to different talent shows hoping he will get a chance to sing; this was against some family members as they were of the view that music was a waste of time and can never be a career, instead they wanted her to encourage him to concentrate on education.
Diamond Platnumz Music
To make it as an Artist was not easy. As Diamond Platnumz was trying to raise money for a studio session in 2007, he was forced to engage himself in casual works like selling second hand clothes, filling station attendant, freelancing as a photographer, and any other work in which there was a little money to be earned. There was a time he was involved in illegal gambling; all that for the money to record his first studio single. It was not easy for him to save enough money for one studio session and fend for his family with the money he made. He was forced to sell his mother’s gold ring secretly and use the money to pay for his session. As it was his first time in the studio, the song was not an immediate hit but it opened doors for him and marked the beginning of his journey as a bongo flava music artist.
Through that song Diamond Platnumz met Chizo Mapene who volunteered to be his Manager supervising all his music works. The agreement was for them to do an album but unfortunately money became a problem and their working relationship came to an end without releasing that album.
Dreams were shattered and royalty was tested; relationships came to an end and friends became strangers. Diamond Platnumz could not get a studio to sign him, his girlfriend left him telling him that she cannot be with someone who cannot provide for her; a dreamer who think that he will be one among the great musicians in Tanzania living the life of a Star.
Diamond Platnumz meet Papaa Misifa in 2009 who agreed to support him financially on his first single “Nenda Kamwambie”.That was the song that opened doors for him in music industry.
Diamond Platnumz Awards and Nominations
Diamond Platnumz Afropop and Bongo Flava vocalist received a total of fifteen awards at Tanzania Music Awards ceremonies held between 2010 and 2014. Diamond Platinumz has done collabo,s with International Artists like neyo the song Marry you.
Diamond Platnumz Wife
Diamond Platinumz is married to Zari Hassan one of the most beautiful and among the most controversial celebrities in East Africa.
Diamond Platnumz Baby – Diamond Platnumz Children
Before getting married to the utanipenda hit maker, Zari had three children from her first marriage, Pinto, Quincy and Didy. Diamond and Zari are blessed with two kids Latiffah Dangote was born August 6,2015 and Prince Riaz born on December 6th 2016.
Diamond Platnumz Net Worth – Diamond Platnumz Wealth
Diamond Platinumz is the most paid, decorated and sought after artiste in Tanzania. Diamond Platinumz, revealed how much he is worth He said he is worth a whopping KSh 405 million shillings and counting. Diamond Platnumz charges KSh370, 000 per show in his native Tanzania. When outside the Bongo nation, be ready to cough out a whooping KSh2.3 million for his services.
Diamond Platinumz has won 22 awards and 28 nominations, all coming from Channel O music awards, Tanzania’s people’s choice, Tanzania Music Awards(TMA), MAMA Awards (MTV Africa Music Awards) between 2010 to 2015 he was nominated 6 times but won just once in 2015 for BEST LIVE ACT, BET awards, The Headies, The Future awards and a host of others.
Diamond Platinumz has signed contracts with various intertional artistes with his recording studio wasafi.He has a beautigul house in south Africa and lots of m0dern made cars.
Diamond Platnumz Age
Diamond Platnumz was born at Amana hospital in Dar es Salaam 2 October 1989
Diamond Platnumz Religion
Diamond is of Muslim Background.
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Diamond Platnumz House
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Diamond Platnumz Songs – Diamond Platnumz All Songs
1. Marry You
5. Ntampata wapi
6. Nataka kulewa
8. number one
11. Number One – Remix
13. Mdogo Mdogo
14. Bum Bum
15. My number one
17. Kizai Zai
18. Kizaizai – Remix
21. Nimpende Nani
22. Nasema Nawe f/ Khadija Kopa
23. Lala Salama
24. Moyo Wangu
25. Kidogo (feat. P-Square)
26. Nana (feat. Flavour)
27. Number One (feat. Davido)
28. Mapenzi Kitu Gani
29. NASEMA NAWE
31. Marry You (feat. Ne-Yo)
32. Marry You ft. Ne-Yo
33. Mapenzi Basi
35. Nalia Na Mengi
36. Number One (Rmx) [feat. DaVido]
37. Love Boat
39. Bum Bum (feat. Iyanya)
43. Acha Nikae Kimya
46. My Heart
47. I Will Marry You
49. Salome (feat. Rayvanny)
50. Nitampata Wapi
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BET Experience Africa
Tell me something; Is Diamond your real name?
Diamond Platnumz Interview
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Diamond Platnumz interview from BET Experience Africa
Tell me something; Is Diamond your real name?
Diamond Platnumz: No, that’s not my real name. My name is Nasibu.
So where did Diamond come from?
Diamond Platnumz: I got that name from back in the day. My friends used to say I was talented and if I could find someone that can help to boost my talent then, I’ll have value like a diamond. So I started calling myself Diamond.
Wow! Anyway, you are part of this year’s BET Experience Africa. Why do you think they chose you out of all the Artists in Africa?
Diamond Platnumz: I believe it’s because I’m doing a great job, so there is no way I can let my continent down. Everytime I’m on stage I give it my all.
(Apparently he is Africa’s Michael Jackson. That’s what David Kau told us.)
Which SA Artists have you collaborated with so far?
Diamond Platnumz: I have a song with AKA that we will be performing this Saturday at the BET Experience Africa. I also have a track with Donald.
Oh yes, I heard about that one. I was actually invited to your studio recording session and also the video shoot but I couldn’t make it.
Diamond Platnumz: You stood us up. Hahahaha
No ways I could stand y’all up. I couldn’t make it because of work.
Diamond Platnumz: We worked hard on that song with Donald. We might perform it at the festival as well. Looking at the BET Experience Africa, I’m ready and I’m very much excited. This I can say is one of the biggest events to come out of Africa. I will also be performing a song with Flavour. Our song is making waves so we have to serve the performance to our fans. We owe them that much.
I hope you’ll be performing my favorite song as well. My Number One. I loooooove that song.
Diamond Platnumz: Yes, I’ll definitely be performing it. That song won 3 Awards at the Channel O Awards.
It’s a brilliant track. Those lyrics were my BBM and WhatsApp status forever. Hahahaha! I didn’t understand 90% of the lyrics. What language is that?
Diamond Platnumz: I sing in Swahili. Most of my songs are in Swahili.
Word in the streets is that you’re collaborating with NeYo again? Is that true?
Diamond Platnumz: Gosh!! Hahahaha, where did you hear about that?
I’ve got my sources, don’t you worry about that.
Diamond Platnumz: Hehehe, yes it’s true. It’s not yet out but I think it will be called Marry Me.
Let’s tone it down a bit. Take me back to when you were a child. What kind of a child were you? You look like the naughty type.
Diamond Platnumz: I was a smart child, very intelligent. I was there at the top. *laughs*
You seem to be hooked on music right now. If you had not been an Artist, then what would you have been?
Diamond Platnumz: A video Director. Just living my life directing videos would have been enough for me I’m sure.
Where do you see Diamond in like 5years time? Or maybe you don’t care about the future, you are just living for today?
Diamond Platnumz: Oh no, I live for the future. I am pushing myself today so that the future can be fruitful, not just for me but for those coming after me. African music needs to grow and be bigger than what it is today. I want to be bigger than I am right now.
What do you think about Fame, Women and Money?
Diamond Platnumz: Woooooooooooh! That’s a lot. Hahahahaha. Where do I start? It has its advantages and disadvantages.
Let’s focus on the positives. So give me those advantages.
Diamond Platnumz: Well, because of music I’m able to take care of my mum whenever she needs me. I’m able to give to those who need my help. And I’m able to get a beautiful woman. (He laughs out very loud)
Kwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, you don’t even have to look for them. They just come to you huh?
Diamond Platnumz: You know! (Laughs) With my fame I’ve been able to open doors for upcoming artists. I have a Record Label,and the artists are doing very well in Tanzania. It’s not just Tanzanian artists, I have artists from Kenya, even here in SA.
You are really working hard. What is that 1 disadvantage about being famous?
Diamond Platnumz: To have people insult you on social media. Saying stuff like they know you when they actually don’t. You get accused of things you don’t even know.
Sadly that’s a struggle every famous person has to deal with. How do you handle that?
Diamond Platnumz: I choose to keep quiet. But either way it’s damaging to me because I’d have already seen it and it hurts. And also you find yourself in situations where people ask you for money and they don’t believe that you don’t have it.
That must be a serious challenge. Us ordinary folk deal with our relatives who have expectations because you live in the suburbs, you drive, so therefore if they ask you for something they expect it.
Diamond Platnumz: You see? That’s exactly what I’m talking about. It’s expected from you. To hell with your budget or what you have planned, it becomes about them. They expect you to make it about them. That’s hard!
Shame man. I feel for you.
Diamond Platnumz: I’m from the township. I love it and I’m used to that simple, low and difficult lifestyle but there is no way I can do it anymore because when I go there it seems everyone is waiting just to take something from me. I can’t even enjoy that good food from the township tarvens anymore.
Food? You can find someone to cook for you the same stuff at home.
Diamond Platnumz: I know Kiki but trust me it’s not the same. I don’t know how they cook theirs. I think the township environment also makes the food to taste better. I miss having food that I used to have before this fame came along. That’s the food that made me who I am. Now I am forced to stay indoors and sometimes I eat alone. It’s stressful.
And then there is the traveling as well. That takes you away from your loved ones.
Diamond Platnumz: I’m always on Tour. I miss my mum, my family, my friends….it gets too much sometimes.
Well, you chose this road…. hahahahaha
Diamond Platnumz: I know hey. But that still doesn’t make it easy.
You keep talking about your mum. How old are you?
Diamond Platnumz: I’m 26. I’m very young. (Laughs)
Do you have kids?
Diamond Platnumz: Yes I have a lil one and is based here in South Africa.
Your child lives in SA? Is the mother South African? What’s her name? Hahahaha
Diamond Platnumz: The mother is originally from Uganda, but she is based in SA.
So you are in a relationship?
Diamond Platnumz: Yes I am. And my daughter is only 3 months old. The traveling doesn’t allow me to spend time with my child. But then again, I’m doing this for her, hopefully she’ll understand. I have to work, otherwise I’ll be broke. (Laughs)
Talking about fatherhood. You say you hardly spend time with your baby because of work – that’s understandable. But what do you have to say about those men that make babies and keep on stepping away from their responsibilities?
Diamond Platnumz: I experienced that when I was young. I was raised by my mother. My father basically abandoned me. Then as I grew older, there was a time when he tried to come back into my life. I was mad at him, but I realized he is still my father. I had to forgive him. I just feel like, if you’re not ready to be a father then don’t make any babies until you’re ready to be responsible, because you might think you’re punishing the mother of your child, not realizing that it’s the child that suffers the most. That’s why I’m doing my best to make sure that my child doesn’t go through what I went through with my father. That’s my main focus.
That’s a mouthful. Thank you so much Diamond. I can’t wait to see you perform with Flavour this Saturday at the BET Experience Africa.
Diamond Platnumz: It’s gonna be the biggest performance because I’m bringing my dancers and stage crew just so I can give the best of me. See you there!