tanzanians withdraw support for diamond platnumz as they petition for his removal from bet awards
Diamond Platnumz [photo courtesy]
byJune 7, 2021
A section of Tanzanians came together to prove that they will not support Bongo star Diamond Platnumz, and even went ahead to launch an online petition to have Diamond Platnumz disqualified from the 2021 BET Awards.
Based on their petition, the allegations brought forth are that the WCB President ‘actively and publicly supported deceased Magufuli’s oppressive regime.’
The petitioners claim that Chibu Dang’ote remained silent when fellow Tanzanian artists were imprisoned and abducted in 2017-2018 over video clips deemed obscene by the authorities.
Diamond has been nominated at the 2021 BET Awards as the only East African artist under the category, Best International Act.
So far, the petition which is being signed online, has amassed over 10,000 votes clearly showing that a good number of Tanzanians are against the Baba lao crooner.
Diamond's fans are now speculating that the petition is just politically motivated and has nothing to do with his craft.