Singer Diamond Platnumz Bio, Networth And More
Diamond Platnumz born ( 2 October 1989 ) is a popular Tanzanian bongo flava recording artist and dancer from Tanzania. He is said to be the most loved and decorated Tanzanian artist at the moment.He was believed to be the highest selling Tanzanian artist of ringtones by mobile phone companies in 2013, as well as being among the artists earning the highest income in the African Great Lakes region’s music industry.
EARLY LIFE AND HISTORY
Born at Amana hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 2nd of October 1989 Diamond Platinumz was named Nasibu Abdul Juma. Nasibu grew up in the western part of Tandale where he was living with his mother at his grandmother’s house. His father was not on the picture as a result of unresolved conflict between his parents. Life in Tandale was hard as his mother had no reliable source of income.
Nasibu, his mother and grandmother were forced to share a single room and rent out the remaining two rooms which were initially for Nasibu and his mother in order for them to be able to pay the bills. Nasibu Chakula Bora Nursery School in 1995 later joined Tandale Magharibi Primary School in 1996 and completed primary school education in 2002. From the time he was in standard five Nasibu showed his interest in music. He 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. His 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. In 2003 Nasibu started his secondary school education; he managed to graduate in 2006.
After graduation his life as a musician began officially. To make it as an Artist was not easy. As Nasibu 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.
CAREER AND LIFESTYLE
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 Nasibu 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.
Nasibu 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. In 2009 Diamond met Msafiri Peter aka Papaa Misifa who agreed to provide financial support in nurturing Diamond’s talent.
They recorded his first single titles “Nenda Kamwambie” which was a dedication to his girlfriend who left him when he had nothing. That was the song which opened doors for Diamond in the music industry. Diamond is a Muslim. In 2010, he endorsed Tanzania’s dominant ruling party, the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) and its presidential candidate, Jakaya Kikwete.He also recorded a remix of his single Mbagala, titled CCM Tusonge Mbele (CCM Let’s Move Forward).Diamond was currently jointly managed by Babu Tale and Said Fella from the Tanzanian music industry.On February 2018 He launched his new Wasafi Tv and Radio in Tanzania Awards and nominations
Diamond Platnumz set a new record at the Tanzania Music Awards by winning 7 awards, including Best Male Writer, Best Male Artist, Best Song Writer and Best Male Entertainer of the Year. The previous record was set by 20%, a recording artist who walked away with 5 awards at the 2011 Tanzania Music Awards where diamond left empty handed.Prior to accomplishments, Diamond held the record for winning 3 awards at the 2010 Tanzania Music Awards. Diamond has won numerous awards ranging from Channel O Music Award, the HiPipo Music Awards and others listed in the course of reading this post. He performed at the Big Brother Africa 7 eviction show in May 2012. Diamond is considered influential among his fans, most loved and decorated Tanzanian artiste at the moment, and he is best known for his hit single number one Diamond Platnumz has a track record of being the highest selling Tanzanian artiste of ringtones by mobile phone companies in 2013, as well as being the richest Tanazanian musician and one of the richest African musicians.
Diamond Platnumz like most top artistes, is a brand ambassador to multinational companies Vodacom, Coca-cola, DSTV and Red Gold. Too many speculations about the actual net worth of Diamond Platnumz, this is the time to clear the air about his net worth, the singer rakes his earnings from his music tours, album sales and multi-million juicy endorsements deals from multinational companies as listed above, Reliable sources though not fully confirmed have it that 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. Today Diamond Platnumz is worth 4Million US Dollars, a mark which he is sure to surmount in the coming year.
Diamond Platnumz Net Worth: House and Cars
The multi award winning Tanzania star has a Ksh70 Million house at a choice area in Tanzania, some term it the gold house, this is because most parts of the house are gold plated, though we are not sure of the exact karat! but he is sure to be a guy with tastes so we do not expect less
Speaking of his cars, he is a sucker for anything that has to do with four wheels, he has a whit RR (Royce Royce Phantom) costing over 200 thousand US Dollars, a 2014 Hummer H3, 2015 Toyota Land Cruiser Sport Utility Vehicle and an orange Ferrari. This dude is a hard baller! See pics of his house and cars below..