Diamond Platnumz | 5 Things You Need Know About Him
Diamond Platnumz is considered to be one of the most influential and the most leading Artist in African. In his hometown Tanzania, he is the most loved artist always having “sold out” shows. He has made history by becoming the first African artist to be signed by Universal Music group to get 6 times platinum sale. His single song “marry you” featuring Ne-yo has already 17 million hits on YouTube.
Here Are the 5 Things Then You Should Know About Diamond Platnumz
Before the Fame
Diamond Platnumz real name is Naseeb Abdul Juma though he prefers calling himself Chibu Dangote. He was born on 2 October 1989 in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Diamond and his mother lived at their grandmother’s house in Tandale. He attended Nasibu Chakula Bora Nursery school in 1995 and later Tandale Magharibi Primary. He started his music career officially after graduating from high school in 2006.
Taking on casual jobs
Yes, you read right. Diamond started by selling second-hand clothes, “mitumba” and sometimes freelancing as a photographer.This hard-earned money helped in raising money for the studio. It took him almost 6 years to enter into stardom but he never gave up on his dreams.
His net worth is said to be a whopping Ksh.405 million. He is said to be amongst the highest paid artist in Africa. Most of his income comes from his shows which are usually sold out. He is also a Brand Ambassador for Vodacom Coca-Cola Red Gold and DSTV. Also, no musician in East Africa sells ringtones as he does. In his home country Tanzania, he charges from KES 300 thousand to KES 400 thousand. When outside his country, he cannot negotiate lower than Ksh 2.3 million. If you want a collabo with him, then be ready to part with Ksh 300,000 to Ksh 600,000 depending on whether it’s an audio or a video.
Wasafi classic baby
Diamond owns his own recording label studio called Wasafi Classic Baby. It has been able to sign top musicians from Tanzania like Rich Mavoko, Lava lava, Queen Darling, Raymond, and Harmonize.
Music streaming site
He recently launched his own streaming service called “wasafi.com”. He has been able to include both Tanzania and Kenyan musician on it.kenyan artists who have been included already are Willy Paul and Chikuzee. On top of that, he also has an app called wasafi on play store.If you want to download any of their songs; you pay a small fee via your phone.