Taking a quick look into the Tanzania musician Diamond platnumz born ,Nasibu Abdul Juma is a Tanzanian–bongo flava recording artist, dancer and businessman from Tandale, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. We will realize he is an artist that has evolved over time, from featuring African acts to featuring foreign acts. Diamond is considered influential among his fans, and is said to be the most loved and decorated East and Central African artist at the moment. He is believed to be the highest selling Tanzanian artist of ringtones by mobile phone companies in 2013, as well as being among the artists earning the highest income in the African Great lakes region music industry. With hits back to back, here are the best songs from Diamond platnumz.
This song which is a remix of the single “Number One” features Nigerian Musician Davido. The song had a blend of Tanzania bongo flava and Afro-beats. The song achieved its hit status after being performed on major world stage including the MTV Base Music awards in 2016 and also on the stage of Big Brother Africa 2009.The song which in his words were one of his greatest achievements has he had always wanted to feature Davido from Nigeria on a track. They absolutely did well on this. check out the banging track.
This song featured Nigerian Female Musician and Ex Mavin Artiste Tiwa Savage. Nigerian singer Tiwa lends her sonorous voice to make this wonderful tune a hit track with melodious lyrics and super seductive dances in the visual. The visual that was shot in Johannesburg,South Africa by NIC also did justice to the song.Fusion of the East and the West African vibes on this song was properly executed, which was why it became a hit across the continent. Check out the song
3. AFRICAN BEAUTY
This Song featured American superstar Singer Omarion . The song is an ode to African beauties of course with the nice rhythm to it was produced by Nigerian producer Kriz Beatz, whose signature style of blending Afro-beats with electronic music gave the song a crisp and classy finish.This being a dance-able Track from his “boy from Tandale” album saw American Artiste Omarion speak Swahili and showed how he could fuse his Tanzania-Bongo fusion with American style of music and they did absolute justice to that. check it out
This Song featured the famous Nigeria Singing duo “P-square” and was popular in parts of East and West Africa. The song which was written back in early January 2015 was produced by Shirko from Tanzania, mixed by V-Teck from nigeria and also got some touches by producer laizer from Wasafi Records Tanzania. With beautiful lines and wonderful dance steps in the visuals they did absolute justice to making the song a hit. Check it out
5. MARRY YOU
This Song featured American RnB singer, Songwriter, Rapper,Record producer,dancer and actor Neyo, with a mix of Afro-beats and RnB this song is a major hit. The video was shot while Diamond Platnumz was in the United States for a tour in los angeles .One cant help but fall head over heels for the Mid-Tempo Love ballad. Check it out
This song featuring Nigeria Highlife Singer Mr Flavour was produced by Nahrel from Tanzania and written by both diamond platnumz and Mr Flavour. In the words of diamond himself when talking about the track “I have been quiet for Sometime on releasing afro pop since Number one came out because i was releasing some East tradition and now i am back”. Which was a right choice of word as the visuals to the song was shot by God Father productions did justice to the audio and was a groove from the beginning till end. nice track here. Check it out
This Song featured Maybach Music Boss Rapper Rick ross a house influenced song about popping bottles, partying with girls and having a good time. Diamond platnumz held it down over a beat thats heavily dropped by DJ Mustard . The visuals was directed by Moe Musa where it featured a Mansion pool party set theme. The song carried elements of a manufactured hit single and has proven to be a club grove song. check it out.
8. THE ONE
This Song is a ballad produced by Tanzanian finest Producer Lizer Classic.Diamond Platnumz dedicated this to the one he loves with astounding lyrics like “My heart can never tell me lies, i know you love me and the love is true” The visuals directed by zoom production’s director Kenny saw Diamond Platnumz with his love interest having an intimate time on a boat where he professes his love and promises to her. The song was released following the successful tour he had earlier in the year. Check out the wonderful song
This Song which featured Morgan Heritage is a one of a kind song from its seductive and club ready nature, tinged with groovy island rhythm and raggae instrumentation and is sure to keep everyone on their toes. The visuals to the Song was directed by Moe Musa a Nigerian director based in London. Diamond who recently won himself seven grants from the Tanzania music Awards dropped the visual to the lovely song and it did justice to the song. Check the song out.
This song features French Music Veteran Fally ipupa and is produced by lizer classic of Wasafi Records. In the Song diamond Platnumz was said to have gone “Lingala” when he featured the coupe de’cale artist Fally Ipupa. The song’s audio gathered over 1.2 million views on Youtube to make it number 2 trending song in limpopo. The sultry sensual love song advocated for letting negative things go and living happily was delivered in swahili and is a fusion of bongo flava and rumba which is popular in Central Africa. The song was later followed up with a great visual and powerful coordinated dance steps. This i would say is one of the biggest gifts from East Africa to the world. Check it out below
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