Diamond Platinumz Biography: Age, Early Life, Relationships, Career, Awards & Nominations, Controversy, Brand Endorsements, Net Worth

He calls himself the Rolls Royce musician from Africa.

By  | Oct 05, 2020, 09:38 AM  | Diamond Platnumz  | Top of The

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Diamond Platnumz is an award winning singer from Tanzania, he is ranked as one of the highest paid artists in Africa. He has worked with artists from Nigeria, South Africa, Eastern Africa region, and has worked with international acts such as Rick Ross. 

Diamond is a businessman known for his music and dancing, but his name has made rounds on social media as a Casanova. He was caught up in a cheating scandal when Irene Uwoya cheated on her husband with the award-winning singer. He has been said to have dated 15 celebrities in Africa. 

The singer has set records in his country by receiving the highest number of awards at a single event. 

Here's a look at Diamond's biography.

Diamond Platnumz Age

Diamond Platnumz who real name is Nasibu Abdul Juma was born on the 2nd of October 1989 in Tandale, Dar-es-Salaam. He is 31 years old.

Diamond Platnumz Early Life

Diamond is a devout Muslim. He developed an interest in music at an early age in his life but his mother insisted that he completes his studies, and he can pursue music.

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Their life at Tandale was not pleasant as his parents didn't have reliable sources of income. The family had to make compromises when Nasibu and his mother moved in with his grandmother. They stayed in a 3 bedroom house, but they had to share one bedroom all three of them and rent out the remaining two rooms in order to have a monthly income.

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Diamond Platnumz Relationships 

Diamond is always trending either for the right or the wrong reasons. He's always making news and with that, his love life has also been of much interest to his fans and the public in general.

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Diamond was rumoured to be the reason why Irene and her ex-husband Katauta got a divorce. Right after Irene and Katauta divorced, Diamond and Irene started dating. Their relationship ended and Diamond moved on to date Hamisa, his baby mother. 

In his Sikomi single, the singer spoke about why he broke up with his 2017 ex-girlfriend, Penniel Mungilwa commonly known as Penny. He revealed that the two broke up because of her abortion. 

Diamond then started seeing Tanasha Donna, who is his third baby mother. But, the couple broke up in early 2020.

Diamond Platnumz Career

Diamond Platnumz infuses different genres such as hip-hop, reggae, R&B, Afro-beat, dancehall and African traditions. The latter led him into climbing ranks of winning a Best Live Performer award.

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He released his debut album in 2010 and it was the same time he released his career cracker single, Kamwambie. After the motivation he had gathered with his recent success, and released Lala Salama

Just four years into the music industry, Diamond Platnumz left the 2014 Tanzanian Music Awards with an insane winning in the history of awards. He was named the best male writer, best male artist, and he received many more awards that night. The artist, in 2016 released yet another hit. He collaborated with the Nigerian R&B duo P-Square, with a sample from Lionel Richie’s All Night Long hit. . 

The award-winning Diamond has worked with Davido, on the Number One remix which rather gained more numbers for the duo. As the song was appreciated in the two different cultural elements laid to make it.

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Diamond as an internationally recognized artist, he has worked with Ne-Yo on a smash single, Marry You. The song has millions of views on YouTube and the video was well-planned in terms of choreography, and afforded both Neo and Diamond the opportunity to showcase their dancing prowess. 

He has worked with the versatile rapper AKA, the South African award-winning rapper in the song Make Me Sing, which received 10 million views on YouTube. 

Diamond has worked with the Nigerian superstars P-Square on the song Kidogo, which has received 3 million views on YouTube. The song is about falling in love, and as singers Diamond and P-Square made sure the song was a club banger. 

He has also worked with the likes of Waje, Bracket, Flavour N'abania, Tiwa Savage, Morgan Heritage, Patoranking,  and the America rapper Rick Ross.

Diamond Platnumz has made history becoming the first African artist signed under Universal Music Group to have an amazing 6x Platinum sales on his album. The artist reached the milestone on his music single “Marry you.”

In 2020, Diamond and Zuchu have released the hit single “Cheche” which received so many positive reviews from fans.


Diamond Platnumz Awards

Diamond Platnumz has long set a record at the Tanzania Music Awards to win 7 awards. Here's a list of some of the awards he's won over the years:

2010 - Best Male Writer at the Tanzania Music Awards 
2010 - Best Male Artist at the Tanzania Music Awards 
2010 - Best Songwriter at the Tanzania Music Awards
2010 - Best Male Entertainer of the year at the Tanzania Music Awards
2014 - The Future Awards Africa Prize in Entertainment at the MTV Africa Music Awards
2015 - Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards
2015 - Best Worldwide Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards
2015 - Best Live Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards
2015 - Best Africa and India Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards
2019 - Rest of Africa Artist at the South African Music Awards

He had the highest record in 2010 when he had an amount of four awards at the 2010 Tanzania Music Awards.  But his record was moved by almost a few of the new artists. However, that didn't stop Diamond from reclaiming his throne.

He won three out of four nominations at the 2014 Channel O Music Video Awards. Diamond won two out of three nominations at the MTV Europe Music awards. He has been nominated in a variety of awards year-in-year-out and it seems to be a repetitive pattern for the singer. 

Diamond Platnumz Controversy

Diamond has two children with the businesswoman who is Ugandan based, the South African ex-girlfriend, Zari Hassan. The two broke up in 2018, and Zari announced it on her Instagram

Nasibu had his third child with the model and video vixen Hamisa Mobeto. In November, 2017 — the baby mother took Diamond to court for a suing case, claiming that Nasibu is neglecting their son, Dylan. 

The singer dated Tanasha Donna, the Kenyan presenter in 2019 but the two didn't work out. Donna went on instagram to rant, sharing her stories to her over 1.8 million followers to conclude that she isn't okay, but she is healing. 

Having a clean heart is priceless because it’s so damn valuable that not even money can match up to its Standards. Thank you Allah. I feel your presence Allah. Every time you close one door, you open another. Each and every single time. Now wait and see what I have in store for you all, especially my beautiful strong women. Get ready for a lot of new music. I will tell my story through it. I will never sell my soul. Its all God over here," wrote Tanasha

Tanasha has unfollowed her baby-daddy — on instagram, along with everyone connected to him, including his family. She has his Sister Esma Platmuz, Mama Dangote, Queen Darleen, Mbosso, and Lava Lava.

Just as when fans were still listening and enjoying the hit single by Diamond and Zuchu, it seems there was something else brewing. Tanasha Donna and her manager, Jamal Gaddafi, came out to accuse Diamond Platnumz and his newest signee Zuchu of duplicating her songs and video. Tanasha believed the song was a copy of “Ride” one of her tracks off her Donnatella EP album that she featured Khaligraph Jones.

The song was pulled down from YouTube much to the dismay of the fans. However, a few days later the song was back on YouTube. While announcing that the song was now back, Diamond noted that the jam is back to trending at number 1, just like before it was deleted. The “Jeje” crooner urged his fans to practice calmness and avoid complaining whenever trouble finds them.

"Tujifunze kuacha kulalamika au kutafuta watu wa kuwatupia lawama tunapopatwa na tatizo...Tujifunze Kushukuru kama Mwenyez Mungu alivyotuagiza, kwani kila jambo Mpangaji ni yeye....Na siku zote Mipango yake huwa inamaana ya faida kwako baadae.... Kamwe hawezi kukukandamiza kwasababu anakupenda na ndiomaana akakuumba...!", said Platnumz on his Instagram. 

Diamond Platnumz Endorsements

The year 2019 started on a good note for Diamond. It was officially unveiled by Pepsi that he was the Pepsi Brand Ambassador in East Africa. The Pepsi Department in Tanzania entrusted Diamond with the role of promoting their brand.

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The singer was honoured on the 13th of September of the same year, to officially start working with Parimatch Africa as their brand ambassador. As more brands gained awareness and finally started to recognize his influence, on the 25th of September Diamond was named the brand ambassador for Nice One. Diamond  was then named the brand ambassador for Coral Paints, which is a Tanzanian based paint company. 

Diamond Platnumz Net Worth

Diamond owns several homes in Tanzania and one in South Africa. Quite frankly he has a lot of money. He often posts Instagram videos of himself counting mountains of cash. That's not enough to prove that he is the richest, though.

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Diamond literally came to stage onboard a chopper. I mean, he could have just walked in or come in one of his expensive cars, but instead, he chose to hop in a helicopter, and within a minute, he was on stage, performing to a massive crowd at the Benjamin Mkapa stadium in Tanzania. Talk about making a grand entrance.

Diamond is estimated to have a net worth of $4 million which has placed him as one of the highest paid artists in Africa. 

The singer is the CEO of Wasafi Classic Baby widely known by WCB which is a Tanzanian-based Music Record Label. The record label works with managers such as Baby Tale, who is a historian and has paved ways for various artists in the country. 

Baby Tale is the first manager in the country to bring BET Awards back home. He was the first in Africa to win MTV Europe Music Awards for both Best Africa Act and Worldwide Act through Diamond Platnumz historic win in 2015.

Diamond is solely focused on giving his fans great music and fans cannot wait to see what his next project will be.

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