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Stromae Hints On Releasing New Album

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Paul Van Haver, a Belgian musician known by his stage name Stromae, has hinted on plans to drop a new album although he has not specified the exact date.

This half-Rwandan singer held a concert in Kigali in October 2015 and memories of his show still ring fresh to the fans.

However, this artist has been very silent since then ven though his name appears in a number of collaborations, including one on Coldplay’s latest album but also with Bigflo and Oli, Vitaa, Orelsan, etc.

He also appeared on stage with the latter at a concert in Brussels. But musically, he hasn’t released anything under his name except “Défiler”, a long title that accompanied the presentation of his Mosaert collection shown at Le Bon Marché in Paris in April 2018.

He confirmed it to a French publication Liberation during an interview with his wife Coralie Barbier and his younger brother Luc Junior Tam with whom he runs his shop.

While he confesses to having stopped everything during a time when he was really not doing well, he says he works every day, with and for others. And he adds: “An album will come at some point but I don’t really have a date”.

“Even if I had been on an artist contract, I couldn’t have been forced. Either I would have found a subterfuge, or I would have released a rotten album, without giving a shit … A lot of artists do that. ”

It was almost ten years ago, August 16, 2011 to be precise. Stromae released Racine Carrée, his second album, the one that would raise him to the rank of super star, led by the singles “Papaoutai” and “Formidable” to name a few.

In the process, he continued with the Racine carrée Tour, more than 170 dates spread between November 9, 2013 and October 17, 2015, which led him to perform in Germany, London, Brazil, in Madison Square. Garden in New York, as well as in Africa, with concerts in Kinshasa and Kigali. This concert marathon would lead to what we know and his disappearance from radar screens, or almost since.

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Nigeria’s Burna Boy Trounces Diamond At 2021 BET Awards

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Multiple award-winning Nigerian singer and songwriter Nigerian Artist Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu aka Burna Boy scooped an award at the 2021 BET awards announced on Sunday.

He scooped the Best International Act category.

Meanwhile, Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz was among African musicians and only East African nominated in BET award for the BET Awards 2021 in the Best International Act category.

Unfortunately Diamond Platnumz lost the BET Award for the third time.

Diamond was trying his luck as this was his third nomination after giving it a shot in 2014 and 2016 in the category of Best International Act Africa.

Diamond’s 2021 BET Award nomination stirred an intense hate debate towards the Bongo Flava star on social media.

A number of Tanzanians, including fellow musicians, admitted to siding with Nigeria’s Burna Boy or WizKid on voting day.

In 2017, Rayvanny became the first artist from Tanzania to win a BET Award, after being crowned “The BET Viewer’s Choice Best New International Act”.

This made him the second artiste to win a BET Award from East Africa, after Eddy Kenzo from Uganda who won the International Viewers Award in 2015.

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Uganda’s Zari, Tanzania’s Diamond For Netflix Soon

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Zarinah Hassan, commonly known as Zari Hassan a Ugandan born socialite and Tanzanian artist Naseeb Abdul Juma Issack populaly known by his stage name Diamond Platinumz are scheduled to appear in a Netflix Documentary soon.

Netflix South Africa has announced that the celebrities will appear in a documentary titled ‘Young, Famous & African’ which will start airing in a few days online.

Zari from Uganda has already asked her fans to stay attentive, because they will get to know a lot about them and have fun as well.

“Born in Uganda. Flourishing in Mzansi. Now we’re taking over Netflix! See me bossing it up,” Zari said.

Meanwhile, Diamond will be the second Tanzanian to appear on Netflix after Idris Sultan who appeared on March 26 this year through a film called ‘Slay’ which brought together African stars like Ramsey Nouah, Fabian Adeoye Lojede, Simphiwe Ngema, Amanda Du-Pont.

The Netflix network was launched on August 29, 1997 at California in the United States, to date more than 200 million people worldwide have registered as subscribers.

Netflix is available worldwide except in Syria, North Korea and China, Also it has branches in Netherlands, France, Brazil, the United Kingdom, India, Japan and South Korea, South Africa and Nigeria.

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Enjoy My Music, Insult Me, Im Grateful- Diamond Says

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Diamond Platnumz, the Tanzanian Bongo Flava star has responded to his critics that constantly scold him.

Recently a section activists called for his removal from the BET Awards and Diamond says it is their opinion and he respects it.

Diamond made the remarks while attending an event organized by actress Irene Uwoya in honour of her son Krish.

“I respect everyone’s opinion, when someone enjoys my music, insults me, all I say is that I’m grateful,” said Diamond on Wasafi TV.

Diamond who has not released songs for more than six months now, has been one of the most trending topics in the music industry.

Since he was nominated to vie for the Best International act, an online campaign was launched against the artist to be removed for his involvement in politics.

Opponents of the artist through social media are alleged to have done so in order to express their feelings due to the artist’s support for the ruling party CCM.

The artist has promised to address the issue regarding the petition in the next few days.

He says he has not taken it personally.

“Do not hate someone who says something bad about you, you never know, don’t let that anger get the better of you, tomorrow he might regret it and apologize to you,” said Diamond.

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