Musician Diamond Platinumz was not the star icon singer we all know and love today as he had to go through his fair share of hardships on his way up to where he is now.
The “Marry You” hit maker who is currently in Kenya to launch his new album “The Boy from Tandale” revealed most of his life secrets to the fans as he enjoyed his media tour to present his fans with a taste of what is to come a head of his official launch.
In one of the interviews with Classic 105’s Maina Kageni, Diamond revisited his past and his tedious journey to become one of the most sought after artists in Africa. As any other person, the father of three always knew he wanted to be a singer but never really understood his way around the industry.
He started out as a struggling young graduate whose vocals were rough around the edges, but was still passionate about exploiting his musical potential. In an interview with Maina Kageni, Diamond reveals some of the lengths he had to go to in order to afford some studio sessions.
At some point, according to Diamond Platnumz, he worked as a low-budget photographer, as well as selling second hand clothes and a short stint as a petrol station attendant. As if it wasn’t enough, Diamond explained that he even had to sell a pricey gold ring handed to him by his mother to fund a studio session.
“I heard an offer that there was a studio session for TSh 70,000, but I did not have any money so I had a ring given to me by my mum, and I sold it for TSh 60,000,”
Diamond said on Classic 105 FM.
The huge sacrifice however did not pay off as Diamond later found out that his song performed disappointingly, although that did not deter him. After a couple of odd Jobs, Diamond finally released his first recognizable work dubbed “Kamwambie” and the rest is history.