Diamond Platnumz

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Diamond Platnumz
Diamond Platnumz.jpg
Background information
Birth name Nasibu Abdul Juma
Born (1989-10-02) 2 October 1989 (age 27)[1]
Tandale, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Origin Kigoma, Tanzania
Genres Bongo Flava, AfroPop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, dancer
Instruments vocals, piano, guitar, drums
Years active (2009–present)
Labels WCB (Wasafi Classic Baby)
Associated acts Davido, Iyanya, Waje, Bracket, Flavour N'abania, P-Square, Ne-Yo, Tiwa Savage
Website www.thisisdiamond.com
Countries of artists of which Diamond Platnumz has released officials songs with

Naseeb Abdul Juma (born 2 October 1989), popularly known by his stage name Diamond Platnumz (or simply Diamond), is a Tanzanian Bongo Flava recording artist and dancer from Tanzania. He is best known for his hit song "Number One" which he featured Nigerian artiste Davido. Diamond has won numerous awards at Channel O and the HiPipo Music Awards. He performed at the Big Brother Africa 7 eviction show in May 2012.[2] Diamond is considered influential among his fans, and is said to be the most loved and decorated Tanzanian artist at the moment.[3] 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.[3]


Diamond is a Muslim.[4] In 2010, he endorsed Tanzania's dominant ruling party, the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) and its presidential candidate, Jakaya Kikwete.[5] He also recorded a remix of his single Mbagala, titled CCM Tusonge Mbele (CCM Let's Move Forward).[6]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Diamond awards and nominations
Awards won 22
Nominations 28

On 3 May 2014, 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.

WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result Ref
2016 Kidogo African Video of the Year Won [7]
Best African Combo Video Won [8]
Best African Performance Nominated [9]
Best African Male Video Won [10]
Best East African Video Nominated [11]

Channel O Music Video Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2014 "Number One"[12][13] Most Gifted Newcomer Won
Most Gifted East Won
Most Gifted Afro Pop Won
Most Gifted Video of the Year Nominated

HiPipo Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2015 "Number One" East Africa Superhit Won

Top Ten Tube Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2014 "Diamond Platnumz" Best Artist East Africa Won

The Headies[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2014 Himself African Artiste of the Year[14] Nominated

The Future Africa Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2014 Himself Prize in Entertainment[15] Won

Nzumari Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2012 "Diamond" Best Male Artist – Tanzania Won


Year Nominee/work Award Result
2014 Himself Best African Act[16] Nominated
2015 himself Best African Act[17] Won
2015 himself worldwide act (Africa/India) Won

MTV Africa Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2010 Diamond Best New Artist Nominated
2014 Diamond Best Male[18] Nominated
Diamond (featuring Davido) Best Collaboration[18] Nominated
2015 Diamond Best Male Nominated
Best Collaboration (BumBum Ft Iyanya) Nominated
Best Live Act Won
2016 Diamond Best Male Artist Nominated
Artist of the year Nominated

BET Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2014 Diamond Best International Act: Africa[19] Nominated
2016 Diamond Best International Act: Africa Nominated

African Muzik Magazine Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2014 Himself Best Male East Africa[20] Won
Artist of the Year[21] Nominated
"Number One" Best Video of the Year[21] Nominated
"Number One Remix" Best Collabo[21] Nominated
Song of the Year[21] Nominated
2015 himself Best Male Artist East Africa Won
Nana Video of the year Won
Himself Artist Of The Year Won
Alive with Bracket Afrimma Best Insipirational Song Won
Nana Ft Flavour N'abania Best Collaboration Nominated
Nana Best Dance Video Nominated
Nitampata Wapi Song Of The Year Nominated

Tanzania Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2010 Diamond Best Upcoming Artist[22] Won
"Kamwambie" Best Song Won
Best R&B Song Won
2011 Diamond Best Male Singer Nominated
Best Male Artist Nominated
Best Afro Pop Song "Mbagala" Nominated
Best Video "Mbagala" Nominated
2012 Diamond Best Male Artist[23] Won
Best Song Writer[22] Won
Best Male Singer Nominated
"Moyo Wangu" Best Music Video[22] Won
Best Song of the year Nominated
Afro pop song of the year Nominated
2013 Diamond Best Male Artist Won
Best Male Singer Won
2014 Diamond Best Male Artist Won
Best Male Writer Won
Best Male Entertainer of the year Won
"Muziki Gani" (Nay Wamitego featuring Diamond) Best Collaboration Song Won
"Number One" Best Afro Pop Song Won
Best Music Video Won
Song of the year Won
2015 Diamond Best Male Artist Nominated
Best Male Performer Nominated
Songwriter of the year Nominated
Mdogo Mdogo Afro Pop Song of the Year Nominated
Video of the Year Won
Nitampata Wapi Best Zouk/Rhumba Song Won
Kerewa Best Collaboration Nominated

Tanzania People's Choice Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2014 My Number One Favourite Male Video Won
2015 Diamond Favourite Male Artist Nominated


  1. ^ "DIAMOND PLATNUMZ – ENGLISH BIOGRAPHY". Diamondtz.com. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  2. ^ dstv, Channel-O. "award-winning Tanzanian artist Diamond Platinum perform live". StarGame gig-guide. Channel-O. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Mastaa 20 wa burudani,michezo na urembo Tanzania wenye ushawishi mkubwa zaidi". bongo5. 26 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Diamond on the Sporah Show". Sporah Show. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Mimi na mchagua Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete" [I have selected Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete] (in Swahili). 28 August 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Diamond Mbagala Remix CCM Tusonge Mbele" [Mbagala Remix CCM Let's Move Forward] (in Swahili). 30 August 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.wazobiaforum.com/post/24957/yemi-alade-wizkid-cassper-diamond-rihanna-shatta-wale-nominated-for-2016-watsup-tv-africa-music-video-awards
  8. ^ https://www.monteoz360.com/2016/10/wamva2016-full-nominees-list-of-2016-watsup-tv-africa-music-video-awards/
  9. ^ https://www.bellanaija.com/2016/10/yemi-alade-wizkid-diamond-platnumz-cassper-nyovest-others-nominated-for-watsup-tv-africa-music-video-awards-set-to-hold-this-december/
  10. ^ http://allafrica.com/stories/201610110051.html
  11. ^ http://pulse.com.gh/music/wamva-2016-bisa-kdei-shatta-wale-sarkodie-wizkid-flavour-others-nominated-id5557711.html
  12. ^ Marshall, Rhodé (5 September 2014). "Channel O Africa announces Music Video Awards nominees". Mail & Guardian. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  13. ^ Abimboye, Micheal (30 November 2014). "Tanzanian, South African floor Nigeria’s Davido at Channel O Music Awards". Premium Times. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  14. ^ Ochugba, Mary (10 October 2014). "The Headies unveils 2014 nominees". Business Day. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  15. ^ Ezeamalu, Ben (25 July 2014). "Yaya Toure, Ice Prince, Davido Shortlisted For 2014 Future Africa Awards". Premium Times. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  16. ^ "Davido nominated for MTV Europe awards". premiumtimesng.com. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  17. ^ "Davido nominated for MTV Europe awards". premiumtimesng.com. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  18. ^ a b "Mafikizolo, Uhuru, Davido lead nominations for MTV Africa Music Awards". Sowetan LIVE. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  19. ^ "Beyonce & Jay Z Lead 2014 BET Awards". Billboard. 26 January 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  20. ^ "Sarkodie, Fuse ODG, DJ Black, others win at AFRIMMA Awards". Ghana Web. 27 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  21. ^ a b c d "See Nominees for the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) 2014". Bellanaija. 9 June 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  22. ^ a b c Cinema, Bongo. "Naseeb Abdul 'Diamond'". bongo cinema. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  23. ^ Kenya, The star. "Nzumari CEO organiser robbed after awards". The star-kenya. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 

External links[edit]