Diamond Platnumz is a very popular artiste in East Africa and probably in the whole of Africa.
His full name is Madden Abdul Jamaican, and he is not just a music artiste but also a songwriter as well, with many well loved albums delivered and up his sleeves. He is considered one of the most influential music artists in his country Tanzania.
Diamond Platnumz was born on the 2nd of October in the year 1989 in Tandale, Do we Salaam in Tanzania. He was born to a Muslim family based in Da er Salaam, but he spent his early days with his mother in her home due to undisclosed issues between his mother and father.
Growing up was very hard due to the lack of the appropriate source of income to keep him, his mum and grandmother comfortable.
Nevertheless, he did his primary education at the Tandalae Magharib Primary School and began to develop an interest in music from primary five. Although we have appropriate knowledge that he completed his secondary school as well, we do not know if he furthered his education.
His most robust support remains to date his mother, who bought him favorite songs leading to the development of many albums. She also assisted him with writing his lyrics against the wishes and jeers of his family members.
Diamond Platnumz as a native of Kingoma is a strong advocate of African music and therefore sings the Bongo Flava and Afropop.
Bongo Flava means “Brain fever” and is a mixture of different music genres customized to deliver a unique blend. Many such music genres in the Bongo Flava include R&B, reggae, afrobeat, dancehall, tarrab, dancing and America hip-hop..it is a favorite genre among countries like Uganda, Kenya and of course Tanzania.
He has made many hit songs of which one of them is “Number One” in which he featured Davido. This song was the first music single that brought him into the limelight.
Diamond Platnumz is believed to be the highest selling Tanzanian artistes especially concerning ringtones used by mobile phone companies. He has also worked with many famous African artists including Flavour, Psquare, Waje, Patoranking, Tiwa Savage, Davido, and Iyanya. He is signed to the Record Label, Wasafi Classic Baby (WCB).
In 2010 he got endorsed by Tanzania, presidential candidate Takaya Kikwete and the dominant ruling party Cham Cha Mapinduzi (CCM).
Awards and Nominations
It would interest you to know that Diamond Platnumz has been nominated for about 28awards of which he has won about 22 of them. He is said to be the most significantly wealthy musician in East Africa. He was the first musician to own a Radio and TV station in Africa.
- In 2010 Diamond Platnumz won three different awards at the Tanzanian Music Awards including Best Song, Best R&B song, and Best Upcoming Artiste.
- In 2014 he won the following awards at the Channel O Music Video awards: Most Gifted video, Most Gifted Afro-pop, Most Gifted Newcomer.
- Also in 2014, he won Seven awards at the Tanzanian Music Awards including Best Male writer, Best Songwriter, Best Male Entertainer and Best Male Artist.
- In 2015 he won an award at the HipHop Music Awards for the East Africa Superhit.
- In 2016, he received an award for African video of the year, Best African Male video, East African Super. Hit, East Africa Best video and Best African Combo at the Hip Hop Music Awards and the African Music Video Awards.
Diamond Platnumz is presently the wealthiest artist in Tanzania with a net worth of about $6millon.