Diamond Platnumz shares his 2019 plans after a very successful 2018 

Tanzanian singer Diamond Platnumz has had an amazing 2018 which saw him release hit after hit which have dominated both the airwaves and streaming services.

In East Africa, no other artist has dominated the market like Diamond Platnumz.


The singer, who closed the year with a performance at Uhuru Gardens, revealed that 2019 will all be about taking his music beyond boarders.

“I look forward to spreading my brand of entertainment across more borders beyond. Move my music reach from East Africa to get to an International audience. I also hope to work more with other international acts. I mean if I can write Swahili music and listen to English music and love it, I also want them to love my music. That is my biggest resolution for 2019.” he said.  

The singer has worked with several international artists such as Rick Ross, Neyo, Morgan Heritage, Davido among others to make sure his brand has spread all over the world in the past.

Veteran Bongo rapper Chid Benz explains why Diamond denied him chance to perform at Wasafi Festival

The inaugural Wasafi Festival was not without drama, Diamond Platnumz was mugged of his pure diamond chains worth Kes 1.8 million, Harmonize ‘reunited’ with his ex Jacqueline Wolper, Diamond main dancer Mose Iyobo got arrested and now complaints have been lodged.

The first concert of Wasafi Festival went down in Mtwara town on Saturday November 24th. All of Wasafi artistes performed at the event, several other musicians not signed to Wasafi also performed.

Veteran rapper Chid Benz caught a major one after Diamond chose another veteran rapper Dudu Baya to perform at Wasafi Festival whereas he (Chid Benz) was not invited.

Songs with messages
Chid Benz
Chid Benz

Chid Benz blasted Diamond after he denied him chance to perform at Wasafi Festival. The veteran rapper claims that he was snubbed because his songs have messages while other veteran musicians just sing to entertain without necessarily conveying any message.

“Sisi wasanii tunaoimba nyimbo ambazo zinabeba ujumbe na maana hatupati nafasi kabisa utasikia wanasema achana na hao wakina Chidi Benz wanakula unga ila Dudu Baya kisa anasema konki konki anajaza watu basi Nasibu (Diamond Platnumz) anampa tour kwenye Wasafi Festival,” said Chid Benz.