Diamond graces BET Awards red carpet in Maasai attire

By J-Tinah

Bongo star Diamond Platnumz on Monday walked the Black Entertainment Television (BET) 2021 red carpet rocking a Maasai attire complete with akala (traditional made shoes).

The Tanzanian singer, whose real name is Naseeb Juma, shared the photos of himself rocking the detailed attire with its accessories, which included a shield, machete, and a beaded neckpiece.

Maasai is a tribe found in Kenya and Tanzania, considered to among the best to have maintained its culture.

Despite the colourful display, the night did not belong to him.

Nigerian singer Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, famously known as Burna Boy beat him and Wizkid to win BET’s Best International Act.

He was nominated alongside Aya Nakamura (France), Emicida (Brazil), Headie One (UK), Young T & Bugsey (UK) and Youssoupha (France).

Despite the loss, the Waaah hit maker kept his chin up and thanked his fans who wished him well saying that it was an honour to have been nominated.

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