DODOMA – Tanzanian ‘Bongo flava’ music icon, Nasibu Abdul Juma Issack aka Diamond Platinumz is currently on cloud nine after receiving a special gift from President Dr. John Pombe Magufuli.
This happened at his latest performance in Mwanza where H.E Magufuli was campaigning for another term in office.
Diamond who also doubles as the CEO WCB Wasafi Records in what initially seemed to be a normal gesture was invited on the Presidential stage and awarded a green hat for his unending support to President Mugufuli’s political campaigns something he could not believe.
The ‘African Beauty’ singer took to his Social Media platforms to share the good news with his fans and followers upon receiving the prize from the President.
Hailing President Magufuli for providing patriotic leadership, the singer confessed how the hat he had been given is such a notable symbol in his life and other youths who hold aspirations in life.
“Thank you so much Mr. President Dr. John Pombe Magufuli this Hat means a lot to me and all the youth who have different dreams in Life….Thank you for your patriotic leadership that helps us achieve our dreams,” Diamond said.
On reaching his home in Dar es Salaam, Diamond notified his fans in Mwanza about his safe flight aboard Air Tanzania and also appreciated them for the love and support.
“Thank you, my fellow brothers in Mwanza your child has reached Dar es Salaam safely. Safely home now!!… Words can’t express how grateful I am for this Hat Mr President Dr John Pombe Magufuli. Am Humbled & Grateful. (Shukran sana ndugu zangu wa MWANZA mtoto wenu nimefika Dar es Salaam salama…. Asante Air Tanzania,” he posted.
Diamond Platnumz, is arguably one of the finest musicians of his generation in East Africa. The singer who also doubles as a dancer also has a recording label with a number of artists to his name.
Over the last 10 years, the award-winning musician has popularized “bongo flava” a uniquely Tanzanian offering: romantic melodies with an urban beat influenced by traditional taarab music from the East African coast.
A month ago, Diamond Platinumz made history by becoming the first artist in sub-Saharan Africa to clock more than 1 billion views on his YouTube Channel.