The Tanzania government, through regulatory body 'Baraza la Sanaa la Taifa' (BASATA), has congratulated Diamond Platnumz following his nomination at the BET Awards 2021.
The body went on to express hope that the singer would bring great pride to Tanzania if he bags the award and that would go a long way in attracting investors to the country.
“Baraza la Sanaa la Taifa (BASATA) linapenda kumpongeza Msanii Nasib Abdul (Diamond Platnumz) kwa kufanikiwa kutajwa kuwania tuzo la Black Entertainment television (BET) za mwaka 2021 katika kipengele cha Best International Act (Msanii aliyefanya vizuri kimataifa).
Diamond has been nominated under the Best International Act and will be battling out with Wizkid, Burna Boy and seven other contestants.
(Haya ni mafanikio makubwa sana katika maendeleo ya Sanaa si kwa Diamond pekee bali kwa Tasnia nzima ya muziki wetu wa Tanzania. Hivyo msanii akishinda tuzo hili, Taifa nzima linapata sifa; na hii ni njia moja wapo ya kuvutia wekezaji kutoka ndani na nje ya Nchi na hatimae kukuza uchumi wetu,)
BASATA further urged all citizens to show their support to Diamond and help him bring the award home.
“Kwa nafasi hii BASATA inatoa wito kwa wadau wa Sanaa na wananchi wote kwa ujumla walio ndani na nje ya nchi kumuunga mkono msanii wetu ili afanikiwe kutwaa tuzo hii.”
Shortly after his nomination was made public, Konde Music Worldwide CEO Rajab Abdul Kahali a.k.a. Harmonize in a cryptic message, compared Diamond to other seasoned Tanzanian artistes while insinuating that they are ‘old.’
“BET, I know how you guys care about legends, 2022 please don’t forget Sir Nature and H.Baba,” he wrote.