Diamond Platnumz and Mzee Abdul

I have my doubts about the revelation that Mzee Abdul isn’t Diamond’s father

East Africa’s most popular family, that being Diamond Platnumz’s and his extended family are in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

The year had already started poorly for Esma as she revealed that she had aborted her estranged husband’s baby because she didn’t love him. Also, that she might not be the daughter of Mama Dangote.

Esma Platnumz with Diamond and Tanasha and Sandra
Esma Platnumz with Diamond and Tanasha and Sandra

Then add to that, WCB TV has been closed by the government for 6 months after they were deemed to have flouted decency guidelines.

But all these pale in comparison to the news this past weekend that Diamond’s biological father wasn’t Mzee Abdul Juma but a man called Salim Nyange.

Diamond Platnumz and Mzee Abdul
Diamond Platnumz and Mzee Abdul

This information was revealed by Mama Dangote herself and Chibu’s own relative Ricardo Momo who said that he and the Tanzanian star were blood brothers.


Not only that, Diamond’s grandmother on his father’s side was recently interviewed where she confirmed the information that Salim, her son, was the singer’s son.

While Mama Dangote, Ricardo Momo and Diamond’s grandma have all confirmed the news, I still have a niggling feeling about the confession.


Firstly, the Platnumz’s family has been known to lie in the past and not have any qualms about it. Did they finally “come clean” so they could remove the donkey that was Mzee Abdul and the many questions fans had about why Diamond wasn’t taking care of him? It is a rather convenient way of dealing with him.

Secondly, Diamond and his family can’t keep a secret-especially one as big as this. Then add in the fact that apparently, his baby mamas knew that Mzee Abdul wasn’t Chibu’s father and I smell a rat! Zari and Tanasha wouldn’t be able to keep such a hot secret especially after their terrible splits with him.

Diamond Platnumz with Zari and the kids
Diamond Platnumz with Zari and the kids

Thirdly, the fact that Mzee Abdul had no inclination that his son wasn’t all this time shocks me. The reason is most father’s who have suffered paternity fraud normally have suspicions about children they don’t believe are theirs.

Also, why did Diamond make a meal of spending time with Mzee Abdul over the years (even allowing him to come to his pre-wedding with Tanasha), if he wasn’t his father?

Diamond and Tanasha at the birthday
Diamond, his mother and Tanasha at the birthday

The whole thing smacks of a poorly written Hollywood drama-one that has more plot holes than a collander.

But what do I know…

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