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Diamond Platnumz
Diamond Platnumz - Tanzanian Recording Artist

Born at Amana hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
on 2 nd of October 1989 Diamond Platinumz was
named Nasibu Abdul Juma. Nasibu grew up in the
western part of Tandale where he was living with
his mother at his grandmother’s house. His father
was not on the picture as a result of unresolved
conflict between his parents.
Life in Tandale was hard as his mother had no
reliable source of income. Nasibu, his mother and
grandmother were forced to share a single room and
rent out the remaining two rooms which were initially
for Nasibu and his mother in order for them to be
able to pay the bills.
Nasibu Chakula Bora Nursery School in 1995 later
joined Tandale Magharibi Primary School in 1996
and completed primary school education in 2002.
From the time he was in standard five Nasibu
showed his interest in music. He spent his formative
years imitating local and international artists and
singing their songs at different occasions. His
mother bought for him albums from different artists
and assisted him in writing lyrics for some songs so
that he can easily sing them. His mother took him to
different talent shows hoping he will get a chance to
sing; this was against some family members as they
were of the view that music was a waste of time and
can never be a career, instead they wanted her to
encourage him to concentrate on education. In 2003
Nasibu started his secondary school education; he
managed to graduate in 2006. After graduation his
life as a musician began officially.
To make it as an Artist was not easy. As Nasibu was
trying to raise money for a studio session in 2007,
he was forced to engage himself in casual works like
selling second hand clothes, filling station
attendant, freelancing as a photographer, and any
other work in which there was a little money to be
earned. There was a time he was involved in illegal
gambling; all that for the money to record his first
studio single. It was not easy for him to save enough
money for one studio session and fend for his family
with the money he made. He was forced to sell his
mother’s gold ring secretly and use the money to
pay for his session. As it was his first time in the
studio, the song was not an immediate hit but it
opened doors for him and marked the beginning of
his journey as a bongo flava music artist.
Through that song Nasibu met Chizo Mapene who
volunteered to be his Manager supervising all his
music works. The agreement was for them to do an
album but unfortunately money became a problem and
their working relationship came to an end without
releasing that album. Dreams were shattered and
royalty was tested; relationships came to an end
and friends became strangers. Nasibu could not get
a studio to sign him, his girlfriend left him telling
him that she cannot be with someone who cannot
provide for her; a dreamer who think that he will be
one among the great musicians in Tanzania living
the life of a Star.
In 2009 Diamond met Msafiri Peter aka Papaa Misifa
who agreed to provide financial support in nurturing
Diamond’s talent. They recorded his first single
titles “Nenda Kamwambie” which was a dedication to
his girlfriend who left him when he had nothing.
That was the song which opened doors for Diamond
in the music industry.