Naseeb Abdul Juma Issack is a Tanzanian recording artist, dancer, actor, business person, and philanthropist. He is popularly known by his stage name Diamond Platnumz, and his fans often refer to him as Simba or the King of Bongo Flava. Apart from Bongo Flava, Diamond is also great at afro-pop and afrobeat. He is a native of Tandale, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and was born on the 2nd of October 1989. The 31 years old artist is a Muslim who began his career in 2009.
He also owns record labels Wasafi Classic Baby, Zoom Extra, Wasafi TV, and Wasafi FM (the latest Tanzanian radio station). Diamond also earns a lot from YouTube and is the only artist of Africa to reach a combined 900 million YouTube views.
In 2018, Diamond, along with other Tanzanian artists was banned by the Tanzanian government and was restricted to perform for 4 months. They were accused of releasing sexually explicit content. He has two children from Zari Hassan, who is a Ugandan business person. His third child is from the Tanzanian model Hamisa Moto. Diamond has a fourth child with Tanasha Donna, and they share one child. However, the couple broke up in 2019. Read below to know about the net worth of Diamond Platnumz, Africa’s richest artist.
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Diamond Platnumz Net Worth
According to the latest updates in 2021, Diamond has a net worth of $7 million. He has given a major contribution to the music industry of Africa. He has a great following, and people in Africa are crazy for his music. Diamond is among the top earners of Africa and is famous in East and Central Africa. Diamond is active since 2009, and within 10 years, he has achieved a lot.
He is also a businessman from Tandale Dar es Salaam and is also involved in charity work. Diamond and his Wasafi Record Label has signed a new deal with 360-partnership with Warner Music. The studio is multinational entertainment and record label. According to him, Warner Music and Ziiki are the right partners because they will help to increase his reach. He is even thinking to plug into the Warner Network himself. He has also given hints of more future deals and new reforms. Diamond is the top earner in the African region’s music industry.
Diamond was also part of various commercial activities and was officially introduced as Pepsi Brand Ambassador in East Africa on 23rd January 2019. He also became the brand ambassador of Parimatch Africa on 13th September 2019. In the same year, he was also named as the ambassador of Nice One Brand. Next year on 4th March 2020, he also became the brand ambassador of Coral Paints.
Diamond Platnumz lands on Forbes’ list of richest African artists
Diamond has secured the 17th position on the list and is followed by Ugandan Joseph Mayanja who has secured the 18th position. However, it seems like Diamond is not happy with the Forbes list, and therefore he took to Instagram to post his views. Diamond said that Forbes should google about him to know who he is. According to Diamond, he deserved a better ranking. Forbes Africa considers various factors like endorsement value, show rates, awards, YouTube Views, popularity, and sales. Moreover, Akothee also complained about the list and said that despite she being the richest, Kenyans are still on top of her. Akothee also accused her for bring Forbes Africa.
In 2019 also CNN named Diamond among the top 10 biggest music stars’ list of Africa.
Tanasha and Diamond Platnumz’s failed relationship
In 2020, Diamond said that he and Tanasha were unable to plan properly for their future. Social media claimed that the Diamond cheated on Tanasha, and that is why she decided to break up. But he denied this and said he began giving her more time. The couple were together for one year and also welcomed their son in 2019. Diamond claimed that he seriously wanted to marry Tanasha but they were unable to plan a joint future. He was 100 percent sure of marrying her, and he never could hear the bad phrase about her. Initially, they decided to give each other some space, but then they mutually decided to break up.
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