Diamond Platnumz | All You need to know About Bongo’s Most Influential Artist

Diamond Platnumz  | All You need to know About Bongo’s Most Influential Artist

Interesting Facts About Diamond Platnumz  

Nasibu Abdul Juma (born 2 October 1989), popularly known by his stage name Diamond Platnumz, is a Tanzanian bongo flava recording artist and dancer from Tanzania. He has had several hit songs including “Tetema” “Kainama” “Kanyaga”  “Inama” and “The One“. 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. Diamond is considered influential among his fans, and is said to be the most loved and decorated East and Central African artist at the moment.[3] He is 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. Diamond also became the first African artist to accumulate as many as 2 million subscribers on his YouTube channel.

Awards and nominations

Diamond awards and nominations
Awards won22

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 4 awards at the 2010 Tanzania Music Awards.

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2016KidogoAfrican Video of the YearWon
Best African Combo VideoWon
Best African PerformanceNominated
Best African Male VideoWon
Best East African VideoNominated

Channel O Music Video Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2014“Number One”Most Gifted NewcomerWon
Most Gifted EastWon
Most Gifted Afro PopWon
Most Gifted Video of the YearNominated

HiPipo Music Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2015“Number One”East Africa SuperhitWon
2016“Nana by Diamond Platnumz”East Africa SuperhitWon
2016“Nana by Diamond Platnumz Ft Mr Flavour”East Africa Best VideoWon
2017” Diamond Platnumz”Quinquennial Africa Music Vanguard AwardWon
2017” Salome by Diamond Platnumz ft Rayvanny”East Africa Best VideoWon
2018” Marry You”Africa Song of the YearWon
2018“Eneka”East Africa Best VideoWon

Top Ten Tube Music Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2014“Diamond Platnumz”Best Artist East AfricaWon

The Headies

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2014HimselfAfrican Artiste of the YearNominated

The Future Africa Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2014HimselfPrize in EntertainmentWon

Nzumari Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2012“Diamond”Best Male Artist – TanzaniaWon


YearNominee / workAwardResult
2014HimselfBest African ActNominated
2015himselfBest African ActWon
2015himselfworldwide act (Africa/India)Won

MTV Africa Music Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2010DiamondBest New ArtistNominated
2014DiamondBest MaleNominated
Diamond (featuring Davido)Best CollaborationNominated
2015DiamondBest MaleNominated
Best Collaboration (BumBum Ft Iyanya)Nominated
Best Live ActWon
2016DiamondBest Male ArtistNominated
Artist of the yearNominated

BET Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2014DiamondBest International Act: AfricaNominated
2016DiamondBest International Act: AfricaNominated

African Muzik Magazine Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2014HimselfBest Male East AfricaWon
Artist of the YearNominated
“Number One”Best Video of the Year[Nominated
“Number One Remix”Best CollaboNominated
Song of the YearNominated
2015himselfBest Male Artist East AfricaWon
NanaVideo of the yearWon
HimselfArtist Of The YearWon
Alive with BracketAfrimma Best Insipirational SongWon
Nana Ft Flavour N’abaniaBest CollaborationNominated
NanaBest Dance VideoNominated
Nitampata WapiSong Of The YearNominated

Tanzania Music Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2010DiamondBest Upcoming ArtistWon
“Kamwambie”Best SongWon
Best R&B SongWon
2011DiamondBest Male SingerNominated
Best Male ArtistNominated
Best Afro Pop Song “Mbagala”Nominated
Best Video “Mbagala”Nominated
2012DiamondBest Male ArtistWon
Best Song WriterWon
Best Male SingerNominated
“Moyo Wangu”Best Music VideoWon
Best Song of the yearNominated
Afro Pop Song of the YearNominated
2013DiamondBest Male ArtistWon
Best Male SingerWon
2014DiamondBest Male ArtistWon
Best Male WriterWon
Best Male Entertainer of the YearWon
“Muziki Gani” (Nay Wamitego featuring Diamond)Best Collaboration SongWon
“Number One”Best Afro Pop SongWon
Best Music VideoWon
Song of the yearWon
2015DiamondBest Male ArtistNominated
Best Male PerformerNominated
Songwriter of the YearNominated
Mdogo MdogoAfro Pop Song of the YearNominated
Video of the YearWon
Nitampata WapiBest Zouk/Rhumba SongWon
KerewaBest CollaborationNominated

People’s Choice Awards

YearNominee / workAwardResult
2014My Number OneFavourite Male VideoWon
2015DiamondFavourite Male ArtistNominated


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