By Samuel Serry – 18th August 2019
ECOFEST- arguably the most anticipated music festival in Sierra Leone, is set for November 30th this year.
Social and Mainstream media are abuzz with news of another stellar line up of local and international artists. Perhaps, the biggest name so far is Tanzanian born Nasibu Abdul Juma, popularly known by his stage name ‘Diamond Platinumz’. His appearance has been confirmed by Sierra Leone’s KME CEO, Abu Bakar Turay (The Kabaka).
Born 2nd October 1989, Diamond Platnumz, is a bongo flava recording artist and dancer from Tanzania. He has had several hit songs including “Number One” which he featured Nigerian artist Davido. Diamond had won numerous awards at Channel O and the HiPipo Music Awards.
He performed at the Big Brother Africa 7 eviction show in May 2012.
Diamond is considered influential among his fans, and is said to be the most loved and decorated East and Central African artist at the moment. He is believed to be the highest selling Tanzanian artist of ringtones by mobile phone companies in 2013, as well as being among the artists earning the highest income in the African Great Lakes region’s music industry.
Diamond also became the first African artist to accumulate as many as 2,190,778 subscribers on his YouTube channel.