Tanasha, Diamond and Queen Darleen [Photo: Courtesy]

In February 2019, Tanzanian singer Diamond Platnumz and his Kenyan lover, Tanasha Donna, postponed their much-awaited and highly publicised Valentines Day wedding.

According to the singer’s sister, Queen Darleen, Diamond postponed the February 14 wedding because he was not ready to settle down for fear of losing his female fans.

Speaking during an interview with Global Publishers, Darleen, while reiterating that she wants the best for her brother, explained that now is not the right time for the Wasafi Classic Baby (WCB) CEO to get married.

If her celebrity brother does wed, however, the 34-year-old singer revealed that she would want him to get married to many wives.

“He and I often talk about matters of marriage and relationships. Diamond fears locking himself up in a marital cage. He says he wants to settle down when he is ready, and I don’t think he is currently up for it,” said Darleen.

Her position echoes that of Dar es Salaam regional commissioner, Paul Makonda, who not too long ago, advised the WCB CEO against marriage as it would turn his female fans off.

“When you are a male artiste whose fans largely comprise women, then know that if you marry, all the women who adore you will lose interest in you and your music. Sometimes it leaves you wondering whether it was even possible to marry all of them,” said Makonda.

Diamond’s take

In a January interview, the Baba Lao crooner clarified that the reason for postponing his wedding was because he wanted his wedding to be attended by high profile people since the date was not coinciding with their availability.

“Inshallah panapo majaliwa mwaka wa 2019 nitaoa.Mbali na ivo ndoa yangu ilitakiwa iwe siku ya valentines tarehe kumi na nne lakini tumeipeleka mbele kwa sababu ndo yangu watu wengi wanatakiwa kuja kuhudhuria na siku hio kidogo haikukaa vizuri.´

“Ndoa yangu watakuja kina Rick Ross, wasanii niliofanya nao collabo, ndugu jamaa na marafiki. I want it to be a royal wedding kama ya kina Prince Harry wa Uingereza.

“Kila mtu anatamani kuiona, kila mtu anatamani kuihudhria. Najitahidi kuitengeneza kila mtu aweze kuiona. Nimeipeleka mbele kidogo lakini kuna kitu ntakifanya siku ya valentine,” said Diamond.

Diamond Platnumz has since kept mum on his wedding plans to his sweetheart Tanasha. He welcomed his first child with the radio presenter on October 2.