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Speech gone viral! Diamond’s struggle with the Queen’s language sends fans into a frenzy [videos]

October 08, 2019 at 11:15
Speech gone viral! Diamond's struggle with the Queen's language sends fans into a frenzy [videos]

Woe unto you if you grace the world of fame and are not able to express yourself in commonly accepted International languages. Like the Queen’s language.

Tanzanian star, Diamond Platnumz fell victim of such. The bongo flava artist has been exposed to the bongo language since his childhood and has stuck with it to date.

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However, he doesn’t expect to bag International awards, away from his motherland and still express himself in Swahili.

This is where knowledge of English comes in handy. The Wasafi President was out to receive International recognition under the ‘Best of Africa Awards’ category.

An event that took place in London, the British Kingdom. Like we’d all expect, English carried the day.

Gone wrong

So Chibu is called upon to receive his award, which he does diligently but then he has to give a brief speech. And that’s where it gets tough.

He addresses the BOA awards, reminiscing days he started off from nothing and his belief is ‘dreams are valid’ for all who have talent in music.

Yes, message delivered but the struggle that came with it, is what has sparked social media uproar.


Fans took to social media to commend him for a work well done but still laughed their hearts out as he struggled with the Queen’s language.

Uweeuh am sure his tongue was vibrating and had tingling sensations all night after hii rusungu yote his head must be spinning from cramming these lines all week. Good job Tanasha  imagine a whole night of no swahili


Najua alilala kichwa ikimuuma


Wah apo alitoa rusungu yote alifundishwa ma wema


Mara ngapi nitawaambi he speaks english the same way a mzungu speaks Swahili


Ako sawa ata cristiano Ronald anavunja vunja bora talent iko


tymond wee mpka utumie mikono kama waititi wetu


Nmeskiza fingers zikiwa crossedasikosee mahali


No matter how broken it’s his fame and money got voice


But diamond knows English, what type of fans are you jamani. Hamjaskia akiwa interview before. Anyway Kenyans should know that English is not a measure of intelligence but just a language

Platnumz received a Philanthropic Endeavor Community Action Award, thanks to his massive contribution to society.


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  1. Speech gone viral! Diamond’s struggle with the Queen’s language sends fans into a frenzy [videos] – VIP Celebrities : October 8, 2019 at 1:34 pm


  2. Speech gone viral! Diamond’s struggle with the Queen’s language sends fans into a frenzy [videos] – Kenyan Digest : October 8, 2019 at 7:27 pm

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  3. Amejaribu. But it would have been better if he had rehearsed his speech.

  4. Zaituni Mrisho : October 8, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    I’m very happy n proud of him that he managed to English well n understandable. For those who say he he rehearsaled, what did you want him to do?! Is there a muzungu who can speak Swahili well? Big up Diamond!!!

    • DJ kevoh Kelly : October 9, 2019 at 1:07 am

      If Messi can not speak English, kwani platnumz amefanya makosa, Simba Yuko juu, Bora award amepata, we wajuwa kizungu huna chochote

  5. Itstge highest form of ignorance to say that woe u to you if you can’t express yourself in queens English.English is a second or a third language for most Africans.His team would have gotten him a translator.Africans should stop feeling guilty if they can’t speak good English!I have never seen anyone laughing at a German or Chinese National for broken English.

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