Nasibu Abdul Juma popularly known as Diamond Platnumz, who is a Bongo Flava recording artiste and dancer from Tanzania was born in Dar es Saalam on 2nd October 1989 and raised in Kigoma, Tanzania.
Coming from a humble family background, raised by a single mother who encouraged him into music, was not an easy life for him but he was contended with whatever he had.
He and his manager were childhood friends and they stack together in their hardship until where they are now. Diamond spent his formative years imitating local and international artistes and singing their songs at different occassions. His mother bought for him albums from different artistes and assisted him in writing lyrics for some songs so that he can easily sing them.
She took him to different talent shows hoping he will get as chance to sing. This was against some family members as they were of the view that music was a waste of time and can never be a career, instead they wanted her to encourage him to concentrate on his education.
To make it as an artiste was not easy. As Diamond was trying to raise money for a studio session in 2007, he was forced to engage himself in casual work like selling second hand clothes, filling station attendant, freelancing as a photographer and any other work which there was money to be earned.
In 2009, he released his first single “Nenda Kamwambie” and this opened doors for him in the music industry.
He is married to Zari Hassan, one of the most beautiful and most controversial celebrities in East Africa. Before getting married, Zari had three children from her first marriage and after they were married, Diamond and Zari are blessed with two kids, Tiffah and Nillan.
Diamond has received several awards and nominations since he started his music career and has been able to record over 130 songs so far with his known hit songs such as Number One, Marry You, Kidogo, Salome, Nataka Kulewa among others.
Here are photos of Diamond Platnumz back in the day before the fame and money: