The sports category has moved to a new website.
ADVERTISEMENT

What most people don’t know about Diamond Platnumz's historic journey to the top

" I once sold second hand clothes"- Diamond Platnumz

Enthusiastic dream chasers always undergo a whole heap of challenges before they make any achievement. The most difficult ones are self-doubt and denouncement. The moment one begins to doubt their capability at the same time receiving negative criticisms giving up is always the only option.

Despite all the challenges that come with starting a music career Diamond Platnumz still made to the top ten years down the line.

The talented musician from Tandale is undoubtedly the most bankable musician in East and Central Africa. Over the years he has grown to be a force to reckon with in Africa’s music industry.

ADVERTISEMENT

He was recently featured in Episode 4 of Self Made Taste Better; a campaign that gives a nod to artists and entertainers that have boldly paved their own path to success. The campaign is run by Luc Bellaire; an iconic wine company based in French.

The Self-made artist was born in Dar es Salaam on October 1989. He was raised up in a small single room which he shared with his mother and grandmother. The grandma had to rent out two rooms so as to make ends meet.

His parents separated owing to unsolved difference. Diamond attended Chakula Bora Nursery in 1995 and later joined Tandale Primary school in 1996 and completed in 2002. He was awarded honorary degree by University of Dar es Salaaam in November 2014 for his role in exporting TZ arts and culture.

The father of three is EA highest earning, musician. He is a multi-millionaire as per the investments he has made.

The Tanzanian star charges 370k for attending a show in his native Tanzania and 2.3 M in other Countries. For audio music Collaborations he expects 277,000 from artists and 10, 553,000 for video.

ADVERTISEMENT

Nasib spent his formative years imitating local artists. His accommodative mother bought him albums for different artists and even helped him in writing the lyrics. She even took him for talent shows hoping that his son would get a chance to showcase his talent and idea which became a bone of contention with other family members who preferred Nasib to focus on education.

As a result of his brimming passion, Diamond sold his mother’s ring so as to raise studio money, being his first ever studio time it did not triumph but it opened doors for the singer.

Dangote met Msafiri Peter who nurtured and financed the singer. ‘Nenda Kamwambie’ was then released which was a game changer for him.

Diamond sold ‘mitumba’ clothes and even worked in a filling station. He indulged in freelance photographer not as a fulfilment of his passion but to be able to raise money for his studio sessions.

Platnumz has been in the limelight for dating sizzling TV queens. The talented singer has been in a relationship with Former Miss Tanzania Wema epetu, Penny Mungilwa whos Tanzania’s VJ, his affair with Video Vixen Hamisa Mobeto whom they have a child together and Zari Hassan whom he is currently and they have kids together.

ADVERTISEMENT

The ‘Halleluyah’ hitmaker has notched countless awards by numerous awarding organizations; Best Male Writer, Best Male Artist, Male Entertainer of the Year, African Video of the Year, Best African Male Video, Most Gifted Newcomer, East African Super hit, Best Collaboration, Artist of the Year, Best Dance Video,  Best Inspirational song among others.

ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Details of Daniel Koikai's burial held a week after Jahmby was laid to rest

Details of Daniel Koikai's burial held a week after Jahmby was laid to rest

Lilian Ng'ang'a at 39: Juliani exudes pride as he shares how wife enriches his life

Lilian Ng'ang'a at 39: Juliani exudes pride as he shares how wife enriches his life

5 money management skills to borrow from Njugush

5 money management skills to borrow from Njugush

Natalie Githinji on how boyfriend's death affected her & why she stays upbeat on camera

Natalie Githinji on how boyfriend's death affected her & why she stays upbeat on camera

Auditions & live recording dates for Churchill Show's newly launched season

Auditions & live recording dates for Churchill Show's newly launched season

Eddie Butita loses YouTube Channel hours after declaring stand on Finance Bill

Eddie Butita loses YouTube Channel hours after declaring stand on Finance Bill

Salim Swaleh's Biography: Early life, Iran journey, family, media success & scandals

Salim Swaleh's Biography: Early life, Iran journey, family, media success & scandals

Netizens react after Butita declares his stand on Finance Bill

Netizens react after Butita declares his stand on Finance Bill

Michelle Ntalami turns 40, celebrates birthday with 5 divine coincidences

Michelle Ntalami turns 40, celebrates birthday with 5 divine coincidences

ADVERTISEMENT