Tanzanian Musician Diamond Buys Most Expensive Rolls Royce



Diamond Platnumz has flipped the page in his life from a Casanova to the ‘Rolls Royce Musician From East Africa’- according to his social media biography.

He forked out $450,000 and purchased a renegade black Rolls Royce Phantom and catapulted to echelons of social power.

The ‘Jeje’ hitmaker said sometimes in 2018 during an interview that he was going to buy such a car ‘very soon’.

“Phantom invigorates those who defy convention. With its rebellious aura, it’s the ultimate icon, reinterpreted by icons,” according to Rolls Royce website.

The manufacturer says the cutting‑edge technology phantom is very quiet inside, “The quietest Rolls‑Royce ever created, the perfect foundation to create your own noise.”

“Phantom’s interior is the domain of both the bass drop and the pin drop. An acoustic haven perfectly tuned for hearing music, conversation, or purely your own thoughts.”

While driving on the highway, the Phantom predicts the road ahead using satellite communication technology. Then, the correct gear from the eight-speed transmission is selected, making long-distance touring natural and effortless.

Sumptuous leather is tanned, stretched, shaped and lovingly stitched by master craftsmen. Once placed into Phantom it is complemented by handcrafted wood, lambswool, glass and artworks, creating a unity of luxuriance. And then you sit, and the world and the miles melt away.

This powerful automobile 6.75-litre twin-turbo V12 engine has night vision specifications enabling the driver have excellent experience on the road.

According to the manufacturer, Phantom’s Night Vision infrared camera housed in the Pantheon Grille extends far beyond the headlights’ beam to alert the driver to hidden dangers on the road ahead, such as people and animals, up to 300 metres away.

The Phantom class was introduced in 2003, the Phantom was the first Rolls-Royce offering under BMW. It takes at least two months to complete one single vehicle.

Diamond Platnumz is among the lucky regional musicians that will for some time remain at the apex with this pricey possession.

In 2017, Diamond Platnumz was also reported to have bought himself a brand new 2014 Rolls -Royce and fitted it with a SIMBA customised number plate. His latest acquisition has also a customised plate PLATNUMZ.

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  1. Jason

    November 22, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    This car have many good features, but too pricey for me. So, no thanks! But, I like it of course.

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World Mourns Reggae icon Bunny Wailer



Reggae maestro Bunny Wailer has passed away on Tuesday after battling an unknown illness.

The Jamaican Culture Ministry said Wailer had been hospitalized in Kingston since December. Bunny was aged 73. No cause of death has been given.

Wailer, who co-founded The Wailers with Bob Marley in the 1960s and helped make the catchy Jamaican beat a global phenomenon.

Wailer, who was born Neville Livingstone in the Nine Mile district, where Marley also came from, suffered a stroke in 2018 and another in July of last year.

He was the last surviving original member of the Wailers. Marley died of cancer in 1981, and Peter Tosh was murdered in 1987.

Wailer, who was a childhood friend of Marley, won three Grammys over the course of his career, and in 2017, he was awarded Jamaica’s Order of Merit, one of the country’s highest honours.

“We remain grateful for the role that Bunny Wailer played in the development and popularity of Reggae music across the world,” Culture Minister Olivia Grange said in a statement.

“We remember with great pride how Bunny, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh took Reggae music to the four corners of the earth,” Grange added.

Marley and Tosh acted as The Wailers’ primary singers and songwriters, but Wailer played a key role in providing harmonies and percussion to the trio’s songs, according to Rolling Stone magazine.

“The Wailers are responsible for the Wailers sound. Bob, Peter, and myself: We are totally responsible for the Wailers sound, and what the Wailers brought to the world, and left as a legacy,” Wailer told Afropop in 2016.

The band’s debut album on a major label, “Catch a Fire,” released in 1973, helped propel the group to international fame.

At one point, that record was ranked 126th on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums list. The band’s biggest hits include “Simmer Down” and “One Love.”

After leaving the band in 1974, Wailer went on to enjoy a prolific solo career as a writer, producer and singer of what is perhaps Jamaica’s best-known export.

He drew much praise for his album “Blackheart Man,” which included the song “Burning Down Sentence,” which drew on Wailer’s experience doing a one-year prison sentence for marijuana possession.

“The tracks that were done in ‘Blackheart Man’ were very symbolic and significant to this whole development of reggae music,” Wailer told Reggaeville in 2017.

“I really consider ‘Blackheart Man’ to be one of those albums that the universal reggae world should be focused on,” Wailer said.

Fans in his hometown of Kingston mourned Wailer’s death Tuesday.

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Father Ubald Rugirangoga’s Body Flown To Rwanda



The remains of Father Ubald Rugirangoga have been flown back to Rwanda as family and friends prepare for burial.

The plane carrying the body of the priest touched ground at Kigali International Airport on Saturday night.

Rugirangoga  died at 65 on January 7th of complications from Covid-19. He was a Catholic priest well-known throughout Africa and often preached to congregations of more than 30,000 in Rwanda.

He died from Utah, United States where he was being treated.

According to Celestin Hakizimana, Bishop of Gikongoro Diocese and Apostolic Administrator of Cyangugu Diocese where Rugirangoga was serving, the deceased succumbed to respiratory complications.

Another Rwandan Priest Twagirumukiza Succumbs To Covid-19

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Admired Ghanaian Photographer Passes On



Emmanuel Bobbie, popularly known as Bob Pixel, was a popular Ghanaian celebrity photographer. He is no more.

It is unknown when Bob Pixel passed or the cause of his death.

The news of his death has shocked fans and followers on social media, who have been admiring his handwork for a long time.

Bob Pixel was known for his legendary talent and was always applauded for capturing stunning images across Ghana.

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