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Bien: Leave Diamond alone, I see the French and Germans struggle with English too

A collage of Sauti Sol's Bien-Aime and Diamond Platnumz.

Sauti Sol’s Bien Aime Baraza has urged netizens to stop making fun of Diamond Platnumz’s English since many other people struggle with the language.

Addressing journalists during the launch of Sol Kids at Nairobi Street Kitchen, Bien said Diamond is an amazing person who is making big money moves and people should stop making fun of him.

“I see the French and Germans struggle to speak English and no one judges them. Many people speak English with an accent and some of you find it sexy.

“I commend Diamond, he is an amazing G, the things he has done, he is making big money moves," said Bien.

Diamond was a topic of discussion late last week following the premiere of Netflix’s reality series Young, Famous and African in Kenya.

In one of the scenes, he was having a conversation with South African songwriter Nadai Nakai when she asked his age.

How old are you?" she asked. Diamond hesitated a bit then she added "Why do you have to think about it?" 

The Nawaza singer then responded, "No, I'm not thinking about it. I am just untying my buttons. I am 31st.”

The statement divided netizens as some argued that it was scripted while others said English should not be used to gauge intelligence.

The reality show features stars from Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda as they try to balance out their demanding careers in Johannesburg.

Notable faces include Khanyi Mbau (South Africa), Nadia Nakai, Zari the Bosslady and Diamond Platnumz.