A few days ago popular US TV channel BET released it’s nominations for it’s much famed BET awards slated for 27th June 2021.
In the much popular category with Africans, the Best international act, a number of musicians were nestled together.
These include popular Nigerian singers Burnaboy and Wizkid who are the favorites to clinch the award.
In the same category is East and Central Africa’s only representative Diamond Platinumz. The Bongo flavor star got his third nomination since 2016. Although he is yet to win the award, Rayvanny a protege of his Wasafi records won the award in 2017.
Now in the latest development, Tanzanians have decided to throw all their support behind the ‘Jeje’ singer in a bid to help him win the award.
Diamond who is arguably Tanzania’s best musical export ever has hugely elevated the status of the East African country.
Chedema special seats legislator Hon Nusrat Hanje advanced Diamond’s bid for glory in the awards to their national assembly. She argues that a win for the singer is a win for the entire nation.
“I urge my fellow MP’s to vote and rally for our own Diamond Platinumz to win this BET award. A win for him is for us entirely as a nation. It will help to boost our tourism sector to the outside world.” She said.
It’s waited to see if the Tanzanians will unite in solidarity and vote for their own just like Nigerians do.
East Africa will have three BET awards in case Diamond Platinumz wins this award after the inaugural winner Eddy Kenzo in 2014 and Tanzania’s Rayvanny in 2017.