WCB President Diamond Platinum’s hope to win the BET awards seems to just be a dream that may never come true.
This is after sections of Tanzanian’s took to twitter and started a petition for Diamond to be kicked out of the nomination list.
According to the petition, they claimed that the WCB President publicly supported the late Tanzania President Magufuli whom according to them was a dictator.
Also the petitioners claimed that the musician used his powers to hide the image of the dictators and expand his business and protect it.
The petition also added that the category that Diamond was chosen should be that for artists who have stood up for justice.
The petition reads that Diamond only thinks of himself and supports dictators unlike Burna Boy and Davido who informed people on injustice using their star power.
“Diamond Platnumz has failed to show basic concern and publicly express any solidarity with his fellow artists like Roma Mkatoliki, Nay wa Mitego and Idris Sultan who suffered at the hand of the dictator Magufuli.
Diamond Platnumz chose to protect and expand his personal and business interest by praising and using his star power to soften the image of a brutal dictator and his collaborators.
BET awards have been always held in high esteem by many Africans for its recognition of talent of exemplary artists. The international act which was established in 2018 has consistently gone to artists who have been very conscientious and stood up for justice for African lives. Both Davido (2018) and Burna Boy (2019 and 2020) have been in the frontline at the #EndSARS protests using their star power and fame to shed light on injustice and even protect civilians from police brutality. Diamond Platnumz is a selfish, greedy opportunist and an apologist of a repressive regime who chose to deliberately turn a blind eye to atrocities and associate, praise and collaborate with renowned human rights violators like Paul Makonda and John Magufuli,” read the petition.
The petition so far has gained over 16,000 signatures and the petitioners aim at getting 25000 signatures.
Diamond was happy about his nomination and his baby mama Business woman Zari Hassan said that she is going to support and vote for him.