Tanzanian star Diamond Platnumz is on his way to the US for the BET awards set to happen this weekend.
This is the 21st edition of the awards which were started in 2001 to celebrate black Excellence.
The event will go down from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.
Yesterday, he urged Tanzanians to work on promoting their artistes rather than creating hatred among them.
“You waste a lot of time creating beefs among Tanzanian artistes. Instead use that opportunity to promote their work and help us compete with other nations so we can bring victory to the country. Shame.”
Diamond is nominated under the Best International Acts category and is set to battle it out with Nigeria’s Wizkid, Burna Boy and others from other countries.
He is the only East African nominated under this category this year.
Diamond manager cum politician Babu Tale are enroute to Los Angeles for the awards.
This comes just weeks after part of his country people signed a petition to BET to drop the singer from the awards saying that he had not supported his country when they most needed him.