Tanzanian Diamond Platnumz Under Fire for Copying Nigerian Singer Asake in Latest Song
Tanzanian music sensation Diamond Platnumz is finding himself at the center of a storm of criticism following the release of his latest song “Komando,” in which he collaborates with G Nako.
The artist shared a sneak peek of the music video on his TikTok page, showcasing his distinctive style.
In the short clip, Diamond is seen wearing an all-white outfit, complete with artificial long locks and black sunglasses featuring white frames depicting Nigerian singer Asake’s looks in his music videos.
However, keen-eyed fans were quick to draw comparisons, noting that Diamond’s look, particularly the baggy trousers he donned, seemed reminiscent of Nigerian singer Asake’s signature style in his music videos.
The video captures Diamond standing still, rhythmically shaking his head, and chanting ‘Komando’ as the beat drops.
Fans have taken to social media to express their observations and opinions on the similarities between Diamond’s attire and Asake’s iconic fashion choices.
For a closer look at the video that has sparked the discussion, check out Diamond Platnumz’s TikTok page:
Here are some reactions from social media fans:
@Nabali said: “Asake Platinumz.”
@Kelfest said: “All I see is Asake.”
@Simply Wairimu said: “When Asake is your role model. It is the trouser for me.”
@Ayomi said: “I thought that was Asake at first.”
@Yvi said: “I literally thought it was Asake for minute.”
@ronewa said: “Not me thinking this was Asake.”
@Ifeoluwa Olalekan said: “Nah, everyone wants to sing like Asake now.”
@ukdi8 said: “Must be the Asake effect.”
@Tanii said: “This was supposed to be his Halloween look and song to get like Asake.”
@Periisandra said: “Once again, you have accepted that Asake is the real GOAT.”