Mother of Tanzanian multi-award winning Bongo Flava artist Diamond Platnumz celebrates yet another milestone.

Join us in wishing this beautiful woman an amazing day! We wish Mama Dangote Gods blessings always.

Mama Dangote (Sanura Sandra Kassim)  as affectionately called by her family and friends has been widely celebrated by the fans of her child Diamond Platnumz and significant others. She was surprised with a private party organised by her children at her residence.

Photo Credit: Diamond Platnumz

Excerpt from the celebration was displayed on her official Instagram page and as beautiful and still young looking, was seen in the video happily dancing with the family whiles singing the usual happy birthday song. She showed her appreciation to her family at the comment session of the video posted.

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She said: “Thank you @hotelverde_znz for the morning surprise, that is for me this is very big especially on this special day of my birthday … Again, thank you for the cake 🎂”.


Not forgetting her beloved and Tanzania’s pride, Diamond Platnumz’s special birthday message to his ride or die. Opening up on the special feeling for his mom, the artiste posted a throwback picture of her mum and himself with a lovely caption.

The caption reads: “Words can’t express how much i love you mom…. thank you for the life, thank you for me 🎂❤❤@mama_dangote ❤❤ 🎂

Talking about motherly love, Mama Dangote is second to none. She’s always captured in pictures and videos hyping her children especially, the Jeje hitmaker. She has been of great inspiration to the son with her uplifting words of encouragement to her son Diamond Platnumz.

Photo Credit: Sanura Sandra Kassim /Mama Dangote

It’s another year for BET Awards, this music festival and award ceremony in recognition of blacks in the entertainment industry.

Unlike last year, when the Covid 19 pandemic had reached its peak and the celebration was eventually organised virtually without live audience, this year’s edition will be aired live with audience.

The awards night is scheduled to be held in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 27 on BET at 8 PM ET/ PT, under strict observation of Covid 19 safety protocols.

List of nominees have been unveiled for fans to begin voting for their favourites.

The nominees for For “Best International Act” includes none other than Diamond Platnumz, he is the only artist from East Africa.

The king of Bongo-Flavor has been working extensively in the music world, producing back-to-back hits. His song ‘Waah alone has generated over 150 million views on YouTube in less than a year.

In 2020,  Diamond Platnumz topped various news outlets and was celebrated widely for his ground-breaking success on YouTube where he gathered one billion views on the video streaming platform, making made him the first African artist to achieve milestone.

Diamond will be representing Tanzania for the third time on the “Best International Act” award category.


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Other 2021 BET Awards Best International Act Nominees in no particular order are:

Burna Boy, one of Nigeria’s top notch musicians and has gained international recognition through African music.

The singer/songwriter became the first Nigerian to succeed in back-to-back Grammys nominations following his “Africa Giant” and “Twice As Tall” albums’ nominations at the 62nd and 63rd edition of the Grammy Awards for the “Best World Music Album” category.


He has also received multiple accolades for the same album on other music festivals. Burna Boy won the “Best International Act” at the 2019 BET awards and 2 years after.

Wizkid is the greatest of all time international awards winner from the African Continent. Wizkid has in his possession multiple internationally recognised accolades.

He won a Grammy in the 63rd edition of the Grammy Awards, his first ever Grammy award for Best Music Video,  three BET Awards of which he remains the only African artist to win the most awards and two consecutive times for “Best International Act”.

This is yet another year to celebrate his achievements in the music industry and his appearance on the nomination list for the forthcoming BET “Best International Act” award category is well deserved.

Aya Nakamura is a French female vocalist who is of Malian origin. The singer is well-known for her creativity through the afro pop and R&B music genres.

Privately known as Aya Coco Danioko, the young pop star is making waves in France with many of her songs peaking on several music charts in France and internationally.

She’s notable for a lot of hit songs including, “Djadja” and “Comportement”.  She has a huge fan base around the world and with about 5.8 million subscribers on YouTube.

Aya Nakamura has garnered more than 2 billion views on her YouTube page, making her the first female French artiste with most views.

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Youssoupha is also a French rapper who hails from Congo.

Known officially as Youssoupha Mabiki, the rapper has also been nominated in the same award category in recognition of his remarkable success in the music industry through his unquestionable French rapping skills.

His best songs include, “On se connaît” and “Cœur de Guerrier”. He has worked closely with renowned French rappers and international artists such as Diam’s, Kool Shen, Corneille, Indila among several others.

Youssoupha has established international success through his enormous views and followers on YouTube.


Emicida is representing Brazil for the second time at the BET awards, but will be competing on the award category for the first time.

He took to his Instagram page his nomination flyer with a caption “thank you”.  Originally, Emicida is referred to as Leandro Roque de Oliveira.

The rapper is identified with hits like “Rua Augusta” and “Zica, Vai Lá”.


Headie One is a British rapper with the real name, Irving Ampofo Adjei. He’s of Ghanaian descent and will be representing the United Kingdom in the “Best International Act” award category.

This comes after his breakthrough year, topping multiple UK Albums and Singles chart. His first album titled, “Edna” dedicated to his late mother peaked at number one on UK Albums Chart last year triggering huge airplays and honours in the UK and around the world.

Headie One’s best songs include, “18Hunna” and “Know Better”. The artiste joined youtube in 2018 and within three years, he has gained more than 150million views.


Young T & Bugsey are an English hip hop duo with the real names, Ra’chard Tucker and Doyin Julius.

The rappers gained international prominence in 2020 with their viral song “Don’t Rush”. The song was widely used for videos effect on the TikTok app where users touched their devices’ screens with a makeup brush and immediately changes their look.

They have over 4 billion streams on YouTube with their song, “Don’t Rush” having the most views which is 76 million.  They will be competing with their fellow British Rapper Headie One on the same Category.

The above artistes have ceased international success in their own unique ways and are worth the category nominations. Wishing them best of luck and Congratulations to all.


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Tanzanian Actress, Model, Musician and Entrepreneur Hamisa Mobetto  is a year older today. Join us in wishing this stunning and gorgeous superstar an awesome day!


Hamisa Mobeto has been one of the most sensational young figures of Tanzania, especially with her personal life. Her on & off relationship with musician Diamond Platinumz is no different than a soap opera. 

She was born in Mwanza, Tanzania in December 1994. She went to Mabatini Primary school and continued her secondary education at St. Kayumba.

Her modelling career began in 2010 when she joined school competitions. The one that she participated was called Miss XXL organized by XXL Clouds Radio Media. She won the competition and earned the crown as Miss XXL.

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This triggered further success when she went on to participate on another beauty contest Miss Indian Ocean. She also competed in another regional contest called Miss Kindoni.

She came the second in both of them. Although she didn’t win, her performance made her qualified to compete for Miss Tanzania and Miss University Africa. She was placed among the top 10 in both contests.

In the meantime, she appeared on media in various video clips. One of them was the video for the song Salome by the famous musician Diamond Platinumz.

Hamisa’s mother has been the biggest support all along as she helped her raise the children, allowing Hamisa to continue with her modelling career.

Hamisa set the social media ablaze with one of her music videos, when she shared intimate poses with a mystery handsome male for her music video Tunaendana.

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Last year, Diamond Platnumz and Hamisa met at the same event on the stage where Diamond Platnumz received an award. It was nice that they have put any issues aside and were civil to each other at the event in TZ.


Some of her songs include, Madam Hero, Sensema, My Love, Sawa, Boss

Photo Credit: Hamisa Mobetto