Is Diamond Platnumz dead or alive? Latest update on the singer

Is Diamond Platnumz dead or alive? Latest update on the singer

Diamond Platnumz has been a victim of fake death news several times. For instance, on September 7, 2021, false news about his demise was published on Facebook, alongside an image of him in a hospital bed with electrodes on his chest. The singer's manager had to confirm that he was alive and that the photo was several years old.

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Diamond Platnumz wearing hats. Photo: @DiamondPlatnumz255 (modified by author)
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The hospital picture shared in 2021, purporting the musician died from car crash injuries, had also been posted in 2018. It originated in 2012, when Platnumz was hospitalized for contracting the flu. On August 1, 2012, the singer replied to a "Get well soon" tweet and shared the same image of himself in a hospital bed. The singer is alive and healthy. Check out his career history and the latest updates about him below.

Profile summary

Full nameNasibu Abdul Juma Issack
Stage nameDiamond Platnumz
Nickname (s)Simba, Mondi Babalao, Chibu Dangote, Father Abraham
Date of birthOctober 2, 1989
Age34 years (as of January 2024)
Zodiac signLibra
Place of birthTandale, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
ResidenceDar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
Height5' 11'' (180 cm)
Weight190 lbs. (86 kg)
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorDark brown
MotherSanura Kassim (alias Mama Dangote)
FatherSalum Iddi Nyange
SiblingsQueen Darleen and Esma Platnumz
Marital statusSingle
Former partnersZari, Hamisa Mobeto, Tanasha Donna
DaughterLatifah Dangote
SonsPrince Nillan, Dylan Abdul, Naseeb Junior
ProfessionSinger, music executive, dancer, businessman
GenresBongo flava; Afro-pop; Afrobeats; soukous; RnB
Net worth$10 million
X (Twitter)@diamondplatnumz

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Who is Diamond Platnumz?

Diamond Platnumz is a Tanzanian singer, dancer, philanthropist, businessman, and record label holder. He is the founder and CEO of WCB Wasafi Record Label, Wasafi Media, and Wasafi Bet. Additionally, Platnumz is one of the wealthiest and most followed artists in East and Central Africa.

What is Diamond Platnumz's real name?

The Tanzanian singer's birth name is Nasibu Abdul Juma Issack. He uses the stage name Diamond Platnumz, and fans have given him numerous nicknames, including Simba, Mondi Babalao, Chibu Dangote, Lips Denda or Domo, and Father Abraham.

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How old is Diamond Platnumz?

Platnumz is 34 as of January 2024. The singer was born on October 2, 1989, in the Tandale slums of Dar-es-Salaam City in Tanzania.

Diamond Platnumz's parents and siblings

His parents, Sanura Kassim (mum) and Salum Iddi Nyange (dad), separated when he was young. The singer has two sisters, Queen Darleen, a musician, and Esma Platinumz, an entrepreneur/socialite.

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Who is Diamond Platnumz's brother?

The singer does not have a brother. Many assume his cousin, Romy Jones, is his brother. Romy is a famous Tanzanian socialite/DJ.

Did Diamond Platnumz attend university?

He did not go to university. Diamond started his education at Chakula Bora Nursery School in 1995. After that, he joined Tandale Magharibi Primary School in 1996 and pursued his secondary school education from 2002 to 2006.

Career history

Diamond's music career began in 2006 at age 18. He would sell clothes to raise money for recording songs. Although his debut single, Toka Mwanzo, was not a commercial success, Platnumz never gave up on his dreams.

His breakthrough hit single, Kamwambie, and was released in 2010 and won three Tanzania Music Awards. He released his debut studio album, Kamwambie, i the same year and has consistently served fans excellent music henceforth.

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Diamond's mum stands behind him (L), and the singer takes a photo in an attire (R). Photo: @DiamondPlatnumz255 (modified by author)
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Diamond Platnumz's songs

The singer has collaborated with numerous prominent artists from Africa and beyond. Some of Diamond Platnumz's top singles and features include:

  • Jeje
  • Haunisumbui
  • Ongeza
  • Baba Lao
  • The One
  • Kanyaga
  • Eneka
  • Kamwambie
  • Mbagala
  • Kosa Langu
  • Nikuone
  • Baila
  • Sijaona
  • Baikoko
  • Kizaizi
  • Binadam
  • Wakunesanesa
  • Si Uko Tayari
  • Lala Salama
  • Moyo Wangu
  • Chanda Chema
  • Nimpende Nani
  • Najua
  • Mawazo
  • Kwanini
  • Natamani
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Platnumz holds his music awards. Photo: @DiamondPlatnumz255 (modified by author)
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  • Nitarejea feat. Hawa
  • Nakupa Moyo Wangu feat. Mr Blue
  • Nalia Na Mengi feat. Chid Benz
  • Jisachi feat. Ngwair & Geez Mabovu
  • Wivuwivu feat. Rj The Dj
  • Toka Mwanzo feat. Fatma & Rj The Dj
  • Gongo La Mboto feat. Mrisho Mpoto
  • I Hate You feat. Hemedy PHD
  • Hallelujah feat. Morgan Heritage
  • Waka feat. Rick Ross
  • Pamela feat. Young Killer
  • Iyena feat. Rayvanny
  • African Beauty feat. Omarion
  • Fire feat. Tiwa Savage
  • Marry You feat. Ne-Yo
  • Number One feat. Davido [Remix]
  • Nana feat. Flavour
  • Kidogofeat. P-Square
  • Amanda feat. Jah Prayzah
  • Far Away feat. Vanessa Mdee
  • Jibebe With. Mbosso & Lava Lava
  • Inama feat. Fally Ipupa
  • Sound feat. Teni
  • Gere feat. Tanasha Donna
  • Waah feat. Koffi Olomide
  • Love You Die Patoranking feat. Diamond Platnumz
  • My Way Remix Stanley Enow feat. Diamond Platnumz
  • Yope Remix Innoss'B feat. Diamond Platnumz
  • Moto Wawa Salegy feat. Diamond Platnumz
  • Penzi Ya Levis feat. Diamond Platnumz
  • Wasted Energy Alicia Keys feat. Diamond Platnumz

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Platnumz in black and pink suits. Photo: @DiamondPlatnumz255 (modified by author)
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What is the net worth of Diamond Platnumz?

Diamond Platnumz's net worth is allegedly about $10 million. Besides making money from his music career, he is the founder and CEO of WCB Wasafi Record Label, Wasafi Media, and Wasafi Bet.

Additionally, Platnumz is a reality TV actor. He was first featured on Netflix's Young, Famous, and African reality show in 2022 alongside his baby mama, Zari Hassan. Season 2 was released exclusively on Netflix on Friday, May 19, 2023.

The singer has done numerous brand endorsements with big companies. In 2019, he was announced as the brand ambassador of Pepsi (East Africa), Parimatch Africa, and Nice One.

The following year, Diamond was the brand ambassador of Coral Paints (Tanzania). In April 2021, he became a brand ambassador for Itel, and in April 2022, he was unveiled as the new brand ambassador for Airtel Tanzania.

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Where is Diamond Platnumz's house?

He lives in a multimillion-dollar mansion in the leafy Dar-es-Salaam suburb of Mbezi Beach. Fans call it The Golden House by many of his fans, given that gold was used to coat most of the surfaces in the home.

Does Diamond Platnumz own a private jet?

The singer announced in 2022 that he had purchased a private jet and revealed in October 2023 that he was defrauded Tsh. 4 billion (over $1.5 million) in his attempt to acquire the aircraft. As a result, he still uses hired planes for his travels.

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Platnumz wears matching attires with his baby mama, Zari Hassan. Photo: @DiamondPlatnumz255 (modified by author)
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Who is Diamond Platnumz’s wife?

The singer is not married but has four children with three different women. The singer is notoriously known for his string of high-profile relationships. He has dated well-known female singers, models, and businesswomen.

Who are Diamond Platnumz’s children?

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He had Latifah Dangote and Prince Nillan with Zari Hassan (a South African-based Ugandan businesswoman). After that, Diamond had Prince Nillan with Hamisa Mobetto (a Tanzanian model and businesswoman). His youngest child is Naseeb Junior, and the boy's mother is Tanasha Donna (a Kenyan model and musician).

Are Zuchu and Diamond still together?

Platnumz clarified in January 2024 that he and his WCB label signee, Zuchu, have not broken up. He also retracted his earlier statement declaring his single status.

Is Diamond Platnumz dead or alive?

Platnumz is alive, and his career is flourishing. He shared an image of himself in a hospital bed with electrodes attached to his chest on August 1, 2012, via Twitter. While the singer had been admitted to hospital after contracting flu, false news claimed he was dead. Some tabloids reported that Diamond had passed on after sustaining injuries from a car crash.

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In 2017, fake news also claimed Platnumz had been poisoned during dinner after the singer fainted on stage. He was rushed to the hospital, where he recovered.

When was Diamond Platnumz’s funeral?

Platnumz is alive and still makes music. All death and funeral reports about him that have been going around online since 2012 are false.

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Diamond stands close to singer Zuchu. Photo: @DiamondPlatnumz255 (modified by author)
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Diamond Platnumz's latest updates

Tanzanian singer Platnumz and his colleagues, Juma Jux and Fole X, survived a near-death accident in an elevator in July 2023.

He stunned fans in September 2023 after making a stage entrance in a casket. The performance was strange and thrilling to most attendees. His dancers dressed as grim reapers and skeletons were strategically placed across the stage.

Kenyan singer Sofiya Nzau became the most streamed artist on Spotify In East Africa when her 2023 hit, Mwaki, reached 1.4 million listeners. The record was previously only held by Diamond Platnumz. Mwaki has attracted over 24 million listeners on the platform.

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Diamond won the Best African Act Award at the 2023 MTV European Music Awards (EMAs), beating outstanding artists like Burna Boy.

Where is Diamond Platnumz now?

The singer performs worldwide and usually announces his concert schedules and tickets. He will perform in several cities in the US in October 2024.

How much does Diamond Platnumz charge per show?

The musician charges Ksh. 12 million shillings (over $73,000) to perform outside Tanzania and Ksh. 5 million (over $30,000) within Tanzania.

How tall is Diamond Platnumz?

He is 5' 11'' (180 cm) tall.

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Diamond and his mother are wearing chains and necklaces. Photo: @DiamondPlatnumz255 (modified by author)
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Facts about Diamond Platnumz

  • The Tanzanian pop singer speaks Swahili and English.
  • He considers Kenya his second home because it has been pivotal in his career success, and his youngest son was also born in the country.
  • He has a co-parenting relationship with two of his baby mamas, Zari Hassan and Tanasha Donna. Meanwhile, fans are questioning his relationship with his other baby mama, Hamisa Mobetto, and their son, Dylan.

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