Diamond Platnumz says that politics is not his portion, but he never said never. Asked in a recent interview on if he would get into this game, he said the music industry needs him more at the moment.

He said,

KIUKWELI KABISA, MIMI BADO, KAMA MTANZANIA NI KUMUUNGA MKONO MTU YEYOTE ANAWEZALETA MAENDELEO.

(Honestly, not yet, as a Tanzanian I will support anyone that will bring development)

He went on to say that;

SASA HIVI NAHITAJKA KUWEKO KWENYE MZIKI KWA KUWA NAHITAJIKA KULETA MAENDELOE KWENYE MZIKI.

(AT THE MOMENT, I WANT TO BE FULLY IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY TO BRING DEVELOPMENT)

Platnumz went on to say that the youth need to put more effort into what they are doing as hard work is the only way forward.

Celebrities have been venturing into politics among them rapper Tanzania’s Professor Jay, Kenya’s Jaguar, Uganda’s Chameleone, and Bobi wine among others.

TV personality Betty Kyallo also confirmed that she might consider venturing into politics one day. Kiss FM presenter Jalang’o told Mpasho.co.ke in a past interview that he will be running for a seat as an MP in Lang’ata.

Diamonds Side Hustle

Diamond Platnumz was a simple hustler before he made it big in the music industry. The Tanzanian star has opened up that he used to sell, Mitumba (second-hand clothes) while still finding a way to make it in music.

“I USED TO SELL MITUMBA, I WORKED FROM 8 AM TO 4 PM NONSTOP.”

Adding that he would only make 2000 bob per day when everyone in his family was looking up to him.

“I USED TO MAKE TSH 2000 (KSH 93).”

Diamond Platnumz TBT
Diamond’s TBT

Previously, he had revealed that he used to be a petrol station attendant and a photographer. He said this in an interview with Classic 105’s Maina Kageni.

“NILIRUDI MTAANI KUTAFTA SHUGHLI ZENGINE. NILIKUWA PHOTOGRAPHER NAPIGA PICHA PASSPORT SIZE PIA NAENDA HARUSINI NAPIGA PICHA NIKIUZA,” HE EXPLAINED.

“I GOT A NEW JOB WHERE I USED TO WORK AT A FACTORY AND USED TO BE PAID TZS2,O00 =KSH93.00. A DAY USED TO WORK FROM 8 AM – 4 PM. ONE DAY, I WAS CHOSEN TO BE SUPPLYING TISSUE PAPERS IN SHOPS BUT AFTER SOME TIME, I QUIT.

AT A POINT, MY MOTHER USED TO FEEL THAT I WAS UNLUCKY. AND I REALLY WANTED TO MAKE HER PROUD,” SAID DIAMOND.

Diamond sold his mother’s ring to raise cash to pay for the studio recording of his first single.