diamond steals the show at bet awards in a maasai attire.

Diamond Platnumz [photo courtesy]>

Diamond Platnumz [photo courtesy]

by Helvine Achieng June 29, 2021

Despite not bagging the winning Award of the Best International Act at BET, singer Diamond Platnumz has showcased how proud he is of his African Heritage. The Tanzanian Bongo Flava artist turned up for this year's BET Red-carpet donned in a Maasai Attire that directed all the attention on him, and people could not stop asking for photos and selfies.

Despite the loss, the Waaah hitmaker kept his chin up and thanked his fans, who wished him well, stating that it was an honour to have been nominated.

“Kupitia tuzo hii nimeona ni kias gani watanzania tuna umoja, upendo na kuthamini vya kwetu…Nawashkuru sana kila mmoja wenu kwa Upendo mkubwa mlionionesha… Nifaraja kuona Dunia inapotaja nchi zenye Wanamuziki bora Tanzania inatajwa, ni jambo la Kumshukuru Mungu,” he wrote.

This year's BET Awards went down on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles with actress Taraji P Henson as the Host. The BET Award is an award set to honour Black excellence across music, television, film, and sports in 21 categories. The 2021 BET was dominated with female rapper Megan Thee Stallion by bagging the Award for; Best Female Hip-Hop Artist; Video of the Year and Best Collaboration for "WAP," her duet with Cardi B; and a Viewer's Choice Award for "Savage (Remix)," her 2020 track with Beyoncé.

Nigerian singer Burna Boy won the BET Award for the third time and was crowned the Best International Act. He first won the Award in 2019, 2020 and now 2021 (Back to Back).