Tanzanian artiste, Naseeb Abdul, alias Diamond Platnumz, dropped his much-anticipated song yesterday titled ‘Waah’ and it has been doing wonders.
The video had over 1 million views within a spate of 8 hours after release, and now has 4.2 million views on YouTube after 24 hours which is a great feat it has achieved in African Music history. With this rare feat, Diamond has broken the record set by Nigerian artiste Davido earlier this year when his song ‘Fem’ attracted one million views within 9 hours of release.
This latest achievement by Diamond comes on the heels of yet another record he set on that same platform (YouTube) when he became the first artiste in Sub-Saharan Africa to reach one billion views, dwarfing big names in African music such as Burna Boy, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Sauti Sol, Patoranking, among others.
He featured Congolese music maestro Koffi Olomide.
FEM has 14 million 2 months after it was released, juxtaposing it to the rate Waah is being viewed, the probability of breaking Davido’s 2 months record within a week is high.
Diamond took to his Instagram page to thank his fans for always supporting his music and being the backbone of his success on digital platforms. It was clear that the artiste was closely monitoring the numbers because he kept updating his fans on social media upon every milestone his latest release achieved. And that could also be what did the magic, because people would want to watch the video he has been talking about.
2.5 MILLION YOUTUBE VIEWERS WITHIN 22 HOURS….I REALY CAN’T EXPLAIN HOW GRATEFUL I AM FOR YOUR BIG SUPPORT #WAAH! FT @KOFFIOLOMIDE_OFFICIEL OUT NOW!!!