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Over 30,000 fans sign petition to kick Diamond out of BET Awards

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A section Tanzanians have launched a petition to have their star musician Diamond Platnumz disqualified from the Black Entertainment Television (BET) awards.

Fans want Diamond shown exit door from BET Awards. Photo Credit: WireImage

The petition against Diamond touted as one of the most popular musician in East Africa was launched on Change.org, and is based on his support of the late Tanzanian President John Magufuli.

The Nasema Nawe hitmaker has been nominated for the Best International Act prize but by today Thursday, 10th/6/ 2021 over 30,000 people had signed the petition to block him from potentially winning it.

“Diamond Platnumz is a world-renowned Tanzania music artist who used his popularity and his talent to whitewash and deodorize the brutal repression of the late dictator John Magufuli and his regime. Diamond is also a close friend and business ally of Paul Makonda the former Governor of Dar-es-Salaam who has openly persecuted and cracked down on LGBTI people,” the petition reads in part.

“Makonda has also been designated in 2020 by the US State Department for gross violations of human rights including cracking down on freedom of expression and association,” it adds.

Over 30,000 fans have already signed the petition to have Diamond Platnumz dumped from the prestigious awards

But the musician has since received support from an MP!

“Tunaomba Diamond Platnumz asaidiwe kushinda tuzo anayogombea (we pray he wins the award), in the name of the country,” MP Nusrat Hanje said.

During the campaign season leading to the November general elections in Tanzania, Diamond was a vocal supporter of Dr. Magufuli and even released a song that was played throughout his campaign.

Magufuli died in March with the government attributing his death to a heart condition.

Diamond will be battling against other African artists including BurnaBoy and Wizkid from Nigeria.

BET Awards 2021 is scheduled for Sunday, June 27, with a live show audience from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.



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Kabako vs Chairman Ntuyo | The land wrangle that rocked Busabala

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Over the weekend, singer Roden Y Kabako was involved in a fierce wrangle with a one Chairman Ntuyo that had him arrested over a piece of land in Busabala.

Roden Y Kabako, real name Yusuf Ssenabulya, is a singer under the Team No Sleep group. He has been doing music for more than ten years.

His rise to fame, however, only came about five years ago when he joined TNS together with Sheebah Karungi, AK47, and others.



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None of them is better than Mr. X

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Kaddo Farm CEO Gift ov Kaddo says there is no musician better than the late MR. X in the current generation of trending artists.

Gift ov Kaddo trashed the current breed of artists duting an interview on NBS TV KURT when asked if he has ever thought of having another music partner.

The former Goodlyfe singer belittled the new crop of artists saying that they’re just gamblers and shouldn’t be compared to the late MR. X.



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Ykee Benda has been a blessing to me and my music career

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Mpaka Records singer Dre Cali is grateful to God for having blessed him with Ykee Benda – a boss who later turned into a brother, and supported his music career.

The singer who is always full of praise for Ykee Benda stressed that he went to Mpaka Records to meet the boss of the company but was instead blessed to find that Ykee was totally a different boss from the rest he ever met.

The “Ekifuba” singer praised Ykee for showing him true love when he didn’t expect it and for always posting him on his social media platforms which is not the case with the rest of the local artists who sign musicians under their music camps.



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