By Mpoki Thomson | The Citizen
Tanzanian artiste Naseeb Abdul alias Diamond Platnumz has reached another milestone in his illustrious music career after his latest hit song ‘Waah’ featuring Congolese music maestro Koffi Olomide garnered over one million views within 8 hours of its release. With this rare feat, Diamond has broken the record set by Nigerian artiste Davido earlier this year when his song ‘Fem’ attracted one million views within 9 hours of release.
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By Christopher A. DANIEL | GRAMMY.com
When Diamond Platnumz exploded onto the African music scene in 2010 with his debut LP, Kamwambie, his sole mission was to be able to buy food for his mother. He didn’t realize that his sound and vision would go on to transform both East African popular music and the heights its regional superstar talent could reach.
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by Azan Virji | Global Voices
As COVID-19 threatens the lives of millions around the world, the East African community has not been immune to this threat. The region has reported over 7,000 cases as of June 14. When COVID-19 cases began to rise in my home country of Tanzania, I became very concerned for my family members, all of whom have severe health issues that make them vulnerable to the virus.
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Diamond Platnumz joins Africa’s biggest YouTube stars which include Senegalese-American rapper Akon, Malian-born singer Aya Nakamura, Morrocan Saad Lamjarred and Egyptian Hamo Bika. But Nigerian Trio of Davido, Burna Boy and Wizkid and catching up quickly.
By Lucy Fleming | BBC News
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By JOEY PETERS
Esther Agbaje had been hearing for months that the Trump administration might target Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, for new restrictions on legal immigration. But it was still a shock when official word came down on Friday.
Agbaje’s parents moved from Nigeria three decades ago. Some family members there still hope to move to Minnesota, Agbaje said, but if the new policy takes effect, it will likely complicate that.
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A Tanzanian imigrant has found a niche in Vermont farming eggplants to supply native born -Africans who see the vegetable as a relished food condiment and a connection to the home continent. Details in this report By LISA RATHKE, ASSOCIATED PRESS Continue reading “Tanzanian finds success as farmer in Vermont”