Diamond Platnumz Becomes First African Artist to Hit 1 billion Views On YouTube
Tanzanian singer Naseeb Abdul Juma aka Diamond Platnumz has made history by becoming the first artiste in Sub-Saharan Africa to garner over 1 Billion views on his YouTube Channel.
Platnumz who enjoys over 3.6 million subscribers has so far uploaded a total of 655 videos on his Channel. Apart from his music videos, the WCB President also has a tendency of posting behind the scene clips of his videos, his shows, both local and International.
By early morning March 23, the singer who is rocking the airwaves with his hit single Jeje had reached some 903 million viewers on the video viewing platfrom - Youtube.
He beats other starts such as Wizkid who has 792 million views, Nigerian sensation Burnaboy who has 429 million, whereas Davido has 543 million views.
Diamond who started his career just a decade ago with debut single Kamwambie, joined Youtube in June 2011 where apart from his music, he posts diffferent aspects of his life.
With over 3.2 million subcribers on his Youtube channel, the singer among other things he posts behind the scene clips of his videos, his shows both abroad and in Tanzania.
1 Billion Views on YouTube
A congratulatory message from his Recording Label WCB Wassafi reads:
This Was Not Easy Thing To Achieve. BILLION Thanks To The Fans. BILLION Congratulations To The Boss @diamondplatnumz on achieving 1 BILLION VIEWS on @YouTube. Kwa Kweli Tunawashukuru Sana Mashabiki Zetu. Nyinyi Ndio Mmefanikisha Hili. Tunawaomba Muendelee Kutusupport
Hongera Sana Boss @diamondplatnumz Kwa Kufikisha Views BILLION 1 ndani ya #YouTube #DiamondPlatnumz #Wasafi #Simba. @Diamondplatnumz Becomes First African Artiste ( Sub Sahara Country) To Hit 1 BILLION views on Youtube.
Most popular of the videos is the song 'Yope remix' where he featured Innos' B from Congo, which has so far gained some 73 million views in six months.
Since his debut Diamond who has won multiple awards has had a several successful songs including 'Mdogo mdogo', 'Nitampata wapi' ,'Inama' featuring Fally Ipupa, 'Number One Remix' featuring Davido, 'Baba Lao', 'I Miss You' and 'The One'.