Faces of Tanzanian Music: Diamond Platnumz

This vibrant 26-year-old has brought so much fame and recognition to Tanzanian music through his unique ability to charm his audience. Born and raised in Tanzania, Diamond Platnumz (real name Nasibu Abdul) has pushed beyond the boundaries of East Africa to make Tanzanian music known world-wide. He was officially known by many in the year 2010 when he released his first music video from his hit song Mbagala.

His soothing voice brings him fans from all over the world. His fame boosted when he featured a Nigerian artist Davido on a remix of his yet another hit song titled ‘Number One’ in the year 2013. He stopped being just Diamond Platnumz he became the face of Tanzanian music.


Diamond Platnumz with girlfriend Zarinah Hassan and their daughter Latiffah Abdul

Now father to an adorable daughter, Latiffah Abdul, by his Ugandan girlfriend Zarinah Hassan, Diamond has more than enough awards to show for his charming personality, fame, hard work and success. Among his recent awards is the 2015 EMA for World Wide Act Africa/India against his co-nominee Priyanka Chopra, a film actress, singer, Miss India and Miss world pageant winner for the year 2000.

For more on Diamond Platnumz follow him on Instagram @diamondplatnumz


Some of Diamond Platnumz awards.

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