while there are people who are vouching for his victory to bring the award home, the Tanzania Change Movement has taken it upon itself to ensure that doesn’t happen. Over the past few days, the Tanzanian artist got nominated for the BET awards where he stands against Nigeria’s Burna Boy, Wizkid, Bugsey from the Uk, and Emicida from Brazil.
The movement opened a petition against him due to his actions which they termed to be “politically” inclined and supportive of undemocratic leadership. This is due to the fact that he was friendly with the late Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli. According to the movement, the late president was a dictator due to his “oppressive” nature and zero tolerance for being questioned. The 31-year-old also stands accused of being against the LGBTQ community by being supportive and friendly with leaders who have actively been against non-traditional sexual orientation.
Presently, the movement has bagged a total of 16k plus signatures against Diamond’s victory. They are putting up a bigger fight to reach their target of 25k signatures. They have taken to urging activists to join them in ensuring that the award doesn’t land in the underserving hands of Diamond Platinumz.