As the saying goes, a yokel can leave a village, but the village will never leave the yokel, and in Diamond Platnumz’s case, you can take the man out of the ghetto, but you cannot take the ghetto out of the man.
Forget the rib cracking experience you have when a friend shrubs, Diamond Platnumz’s attempt at speaking the queen’s language is the perfect example of RIP English.
This celebrated bongo artist has on several occasions misused English. I understand that he is allowed to make grammatical mistakes just like you and I, but sometimes, it’s just too much!
We can try see where the Niseme Nawe hit-maker is coming from, being fluent in Kiswahili (something many of us cannot brag about) and we can all agree that we are proud of Swahili as the East African language. But when Diamond Platnumz begins to tweng, the sexy lad only attracts criticism.
Before making it big, Diamond would use Swahili to communicate, but perhaps the pressure to up his game was too much, making him opt for English as the language of choice.
The father of two has now transformed himself and is now speaking what he terms as “good English” that somehow sounds like an African American speaking.
It seems like fame comes with an added advantage of an accent too! Just recently, in his behind the scenes video of ‘Utanipenda‘ hit song, Diamond was heard saying;
” I want you to get why I am wanting this….You Know why I am wanting this?…Am Just wanting to be like….”
Bearing in mind that the Mdogo Mdogo hit maker is married to a Ugandan-South African based socialite who speaks fluent English, it would be expected that she would teach her hubby the queens language or better still advice hit to stop twenging…
But they say fake it till you make it, which he is currently doing quite well.
Here are some of Diamond’s comments on social media that have left his fans clutching their stomachs;
diamondplatnumz; Always there when my fans needs me….
diamondplatnumz; Looking at 2017 like…. S/O to my all lovely and diehard fans…
diamondplatnumz; Which Name did you guys said, that I should call my Son…?
diamondplatnumz; A big birthday wishes to my beautiful niece…
diamondplatnumz; My all Followers…If you are in Tanzania or you are about to come to buy a Land, Apartments
diamondplatnumz; A big birthday wishes to my Bway
diamondplatnumz; My USA People!!! AMERICA!!!! I wanted to let you know that my all @wcb_wasafi Artists