Tanzanian music star Diamond Platnumz (SIMBA) take another a very big step as earned a rare recognition from Billboard as they give lessons to other artist on how to go global on YouTube.
On Tuesday, Popular music chart Billboard influential in determining the music trends in the United States, has recently referenced Diamond Platnumz formula for success as innovative. The platform recently published an article telling Western artistes to emulate the Tanzanian singer if they want to go global on YouTube.
“Western artists can learn from what African artists are doing, particularly the ones who have broken internationally,”said by YouTube music trends manager Kevin Meenan
Meenan was particularly impressed by the innovative approach taken by Tanzanian bongo flava artist Diamond Platnumz with his YouTube channel innovative, Effort taken by Tanzanian artist described as something that all American musicians can learn from: just one facet of a business strategy that includes an FM radio station and a full-service management, recording, publishing and entertainment company, Wasafi Classic Baby, representing Rayvanny and Harmonize among other top-level musical acts. Billbord platform highlighted Diamond’s workaholic nature that has seen him publish at least 600 videos on his channel
The Billboard analysis shows that the Tanzanian music icon has managed to garnered over 980 million views on YouTube with over 3.6 million subscribers which described as mind-blowing by YouTube music trends manager Kevin Meenan, making him the only artist with such a milestone not only in Tanzania but also in Sub-Saharan Africa.
“In that time, Platnumz has a mind-blowing 3.6 million subscribers and 980 million views on his channel, about 80% of them from outside of Tanzania. For the measurement period of May 1, 2019, to May 1, 2020, globally,Kenya,which is on Tanzania’s northern border, drove the most views for Platnumz, followed by Tanzania and the United States,” said Kevin Meenan.
HERE ARE SOME INFO YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DIAMOND PLATNUM
Naseeb Abdul Juma Issack popularly known as Diamond Platnumz or SIMBA(Lion), is a Tanzanian bongo flava recording artist, actor, dancer and a businessman from Tandale, Dar es Salaam, born 2 October 1989.He is the founder and CEO of WCB Wasafi Record Label, Film production titled Zoom Extra also owns TV & a Radio Station titled Wasafi Tv & Wasafi Fm.Diamond as succseful musician won numerous awards at Channel O, MTV Awards, Soundcity, Kilimanjaro Music Awards, Afrima, Headies, Kora, Afrimma, AEA, the HiPipo Music Awards and many more.
Diamond is considered influential among many of his fans, and is said to be the most loved and decorated in East and Central African artist right now. He is believed to be the best-selling Tanzanian artist, as well as being among the highest earning artists in the music industry in the African Great Lakes region.
15 sub-Saharan African artistsIn addition to that, Diamond former Signee Harmonize and Rayvanny have also appeared on the list of 15 sub-Saharan African artists based on the Global Views Billboard.
Top African music artist based on global views
Also Diamond platnums efforts made the star name to show up on the list of Top African music artist based on global views ,Where by the Top three on the list are Hamo Bika, Saad RamJarred and Soolking.While The Tanzania artist appeared on 14 position followed by Davido