Diamond Platnumz is being called out for not supporting his father. How do people know he isn’t helping out his old man? Well, Abdul Naseeb Snr was seen in some photos going about his business and he had to use matatus. Guys are appalled, claiming Mondi is going to incur the wrath of his ancestors.
Because the notion African have is actually pretty toxic. You see, Africans seem to believe that no matter how deadbeat your parents are, no matter how toxic they are or how abusive your parents made your household when you make it in life, you owe it all to them. So guys think Diamond Platnumz owes his father his success.
You really do have to understand where Diamond is coming from in this entire situation. When he was growing up, he was in what passes for a complete family. His father was a part of his life. That is, until he was in first form. Yup, in Form One, his world was tremendously rocked by his father’s abandonment. A young boy who was supposed to be growing into a man, a boy who looked up to his father (naturally) now had to wrestle with long evenings waiting and hoping against all hope that he would see his father return home.
That mental anguish eventually faded because at the end of the day, time heals all wounds and Diamond Platnumz’ hurt and pain at the rejection, his anguish at the abandonment ended up fomenting into anger. Now he was angry at the fact that his father had chosen the cowards way out -running away from his family, rather than simply parting ways with his mother and staying involved in his children’s lives. He was angry at having to watch his mother struggle to feed all their children. I would argue that this part of his life made Diamond Platnumz a sociopath to some level but I am not a certified psychologist so what do I know about personality disorders?
And against all odds, Diamond Platnumz became the big brand he was. He became the superstar whose every move sends tremors throughout the African entertainment scene. Sure, when he started out he was a small time singer whose songs were pretty crappy but he grew as an artist and refined his craft. Now he is the main guy and his father decided to resurface. How can anyone expect Diamond Platnumz to help the man who emotionally crippled him?
And to make matters worse, Abdul Naseeb Snr decided to be the one person who would consistently dish out dirt about his son. And even when he fell severely ill, he was still forming at the mouth blaming Diamond Platnumz for not stepping in and helping him seek medical attention. Talk about being entitled. And true to form, Diamond Platnumz turned a blind eye to his father’s plight.
Blah blah blah. At the end of the day, the day ends but only an entitled and selfish individual would act as if they cannot see the logic behind Diamond’s decision to let his father sow the fruit of his abandonment. To me, no one has the right to point accusatory fingers at Simba on this matter.
January 14, 2021