Apart from being one of the most successful Tanzanians, Diamond Platnumz holds Kenya very dear to his heart. He exclusively revealed that he wished he was born here.
“Kenyans wanapenda sana. Wakati mwingine natamani ningekua nimezaliwa Kenya. Vitu tumefanya leo hapa Kenya, hamna kule Tanzania. Nawaambia wasanii wa Kenya Kwamba wana vitu vizuri sana, wajitahidi kuvitumia vizuri. Mimi hapa nimetumia tu kama siku moja rehearse. I’m sure mimi ningekua nakaa Kenya kuna vitu vingi ningevifanya.”
“Wasanii wengi kama Bahati, Willy Paul, Sauti Sol, Nyashinski wanafanya vitu vizuri sana. Wamebahatika, wavitumie”
His dreams of living here were made true by a property company called Diamond Merchant after they awarded him a piece of land in Kenya worth hundreds of thousands.
“I have a land in Kenya now. I’m trying to see if I can build a proper branch for WCB wasafi here.”
He, however, gave his thanks to all Kenyan artiste who’ve been making things happen for him.
“Nashukuru sana. Nawashukuru sana wasanii wa Kenya, industry nzima ya Kenya. Sikua nafanya pale kwa sababu mimi ni Diamond ila, kwa sababu sisi ni East Africa. Lets keep supporting each other. Lets take the East African music to the World.”
So what are his secrets for success?
“Working so hard.Pray hard, be more creative, be humble and respect everybody. “
His album, A Boy From Tandale was launched mid this month courtesy of Songa.
“Kwenye album Nimejaribu kuweka kitu ambacho hata nikifa kesho kibaki kwa miaka kumi ama ishirini ama milele.”
Here is the exclusive Diamond Platnumz interview by Mpasho: