06 February 2017

Diamond Platnumz had a big weekend

Diamond Platnumz has just scooped two awards at the HiPipo Music Awards in Kamapla, Uganda.

Diamond won Best Quinquennial African Music Vanguard Award and the Best East African Music Video of the Year, just a day after he released his music video for a song "Marry You" featuring Ne-Yo and the video already has more than half a million views on YouTube.

Diamond shared the good news with his fans on Instagram.

Jus wanted to thank all my beloved fans and let you know that we won two awards last nigh on #HMA2017 Uganda... BEST QUINQUENNIAL AFRICA MUSIC VANGUARD AWARDS..... and  BEST EAST AFRICAN MUSIC VDEO OF THE YEAR... shukran sana na nawapenda sana🙏

A video posted by Chibu Dangote (@diamondplatnumz) on

He's apparently recently signed with Universal Music becoming the first artist from East Africa to sign with the label.  The smashing hit "Marry You" is the first project Diamond released with Universal Music.

Diamond's collaboration with Ne-Yo came after the artists met at the 2015 MAMAs where Ne-Yo welcomed the idea of a collaboration and the song was recorded later in that year. The music video, which was shot in LA and Jo'burg was released this past Friday.

Thulile Gama