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Diamond Platnumz was a simple hustler before he made it big in the music industry. The Tanzanian star has opened up that he used to sell, Mitumba (second-hand clothes) while still finding a way to make it in music.
“I used to sell Mitumba, I worked from 8AM to 4PM nonstop.”
Adding that he would only make 2000 bob per day when everyone in his family was looking up to him.
“I used to make Tsh 2000 (Ksh 93).”
Previously, he had revealed that he used to be a petrol station attendant and a photographer. He said this in an interview with Classic 105’s Maina Kageni.
“NILIRUDI MTAANI KUTAFTA SHUGHLI ZENGINE. NILIKUWA PHOTOGRAPHER NAPIGA PICHA PASSPORT SIZE PIA NAENDA HARUSINI NAPIGA PICHA NIKIUZA,” HE EXPLAINED.
“I GOT A NEW JOB WHERE I USED TO WORK AT A FACTORY AND USED TO BE PAID TZS2,o00 =KSH93.00. A DAY USED TO WORK FROM 8 AM – 4 PM. ONE DAY, I WAS CHOSEN TO BE SUPPLYING TISSUE PAPERS IN SHOPS BUT AFTER SOME TIME, I QUIT.
AT A POINT, MY MOTHER USED TO FEEL THAT I WAS UNLUCKY. AND I REALLY WANTED TO MAKE HER PROUD,” SAID DIAMOND.
Diamond sold his mother’s ring to raise cash to pay for the studio recording of his first single.