Celebrated Tanzanian artist Diamond Platinumz has broken his silence after failing to secure an award last night.
Diamond was nominated for the first time to the coveted Best International Act for the BET awards which comprises musicians from across the world.
The heartbroken Bongo crooner took to his Instagram account to thank his fellow countrymen for believing in him even though the award did not come home.
“kupitia tuzo hii nimeona ni kias gani watanzania tuna umoja, upendo na kuthamini vya kwetu…Nawashkuru sana kila mmoja wenu kwa Upendo mkubwa mlionionesha,” which loosely translates to, “From this award, I have seen how Tanzanians have unity and how we take pride in our own, I thank you all for the love you have shown”.
He added that he likes the fact that when the world is talking about the best musicians, Tanzania is always on the list,
Those who love and hate Diamond Platinumz had come together including renowned critic Mange Kimambi who put her differences aside to ask Tanzanians to vote for Simba.
Unluckily, Burna Boy won the award for the third time in a row.