Diamond Platinumz: I spent $190,000 recording one music video in US

Colleta Ochieng
Colleta Ochieng

Hold onto your hats, folks, because Tanzanian sensation Diamond Platnumz just spilled some jaw-dropping tea about his latest music video extravaganza!

The Bongo superstar rocked the mic at the ‘Bite Vibes’ festival in Dar es Salaam, hosted by Serengeti Breweries, and let slip that he splurged a whopping TZS 450 million ($190,000/ Ksh 22.4 million) on just one music video in the good ol’ US of A!

Yep, you heard that right! Diamond didn’t hold back when he spilled the beans on April 11, 2024. He made it crystal clear that making it big in the global music scene takes some serious cash flow.

“Unfortunately, international songs don’t come cheap,” he quipped. “I was shooting a video in the US recently, and it set me back around $190,000. So when you say $190,000 and you haven’t eaten or slept, when you crunch the numbers, that’s over Sh500 million! The market there doesn’t play around with penny-pinching, let me tell you.”

But this ain’t Diamond’s first rodeo on the international stage. Oh no, he’s been rubbing shoulders with the big names for years!

From jamming with Neyo on ‘marry you‘ to getting down with Rick Ross on ‘Waka‘, Diamond’s passport is more stamped than a collector’s edition baseball card. And let’s not forget his mega-hit collab with Nigerian superstar Davido on ‘Number One Remix‘ – that track was a game-changer for his career, according to the man himself.

Simba also disclosed that he has recorded several videos in different parts of the world including South Africa, Nigeria, The UK, and the United States.

And speaking of career boosts, Diamond spilled the beans on his YouTube hustle, boasting millions of subscribers translating to millions of dollars rolling in. That’s the power of his chart-topping tunes, folks!

So, next time you’re bopping along to Diamond’s latest hit, just remember, behind every catchy beat is a hefty price tag and a whole lot of hustle. Diamond Platnumz, you sure know how to make it rain – both on and off the stage!

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