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#1 » by Jude1458 VIP (β24532) » June 16th, 2020, 11:58 pm
With the buzz around the social media space, one may think Nigerian celebrities are dominating the space in Africa.
But surprisingly, a Tanzanian pop star, Diamond Platnumz, has knocked all Nigerian stars by being the first sub-Saharan African singer to get one billion views on YouTube, according to BBC .
Diamond Platnumz’s main competitors in the YouTube numbers game are Nigerian Afrobeats stars; P Square – 810 million; Davido – 618 million; Flavour – 617 million; Tekno – 574 million; Burna Boy – 507 million; Wizkid – 480 million.
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Davido’s and Burna Boy’s numbers are particularly impressive given they only opened their YouTube channels in 2018 but Diamond Platnumz has been on the platform since 2011.
And StarboyTV is Wizkid’s record label, so if you add the figures to his other channel, he has 802 million views.
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Diamond Platnumz, the 30-year-old award-winning musician has over the last 10 years popularised “bongo flava” – a uniquely Tanzanian offering: romantic melodies with an urban beat influenced by traditional taarab music from the East African coast.
Wizkid
“Diamond Platnumz is very hardworking and has great showmanship,” says DJ Edu, who hosts the weekly pan-African music show This Is Africa for the BBC World Service.
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And with more than 43% of Tanzania’s 55 million people having access to the internet, mainly m smartphones, there is a huge home-grown Swahili-speaking audience ready to lap up his love songs.
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#2 » by Jude1458 VIP (β24532) » June 16th, 2020, 11:59 pm
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