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Nusrat Hanje asking parliament to support Diamond
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A female MP in Tanzania has  taken her support for Diamond Platnumz to the floor of the house.

In a parliamentary session, Nusrat Hanje pleaded with fellow MPs to help the Bongo star to win the BET International act category.

"Tunaomba Diamond Platnumz asaidiwe kushinda tuzo anayogombea, in the name of the country. Ukiachana na hivi vitu vyote, anafanya vizuri huwo ndio ukweli, tuna kila sababu ya kumsaidia ashinde hili tuzo. Lakini pia Mheshimiwa spika, kwenye upande wa wasanii wetu, namna gani tunaweza linda kazi za wasanii wetu?" said MP Nusrat Hanje.

The Tanzanian government has been supportive of all Bongo artists. The late president John Pombe Magufuli was keen on nurturing the artists having placed Diamond Platnumz and Harmonize at the centre of his campaigns.

Diamond Platnumz is set to face off with Nigeria's Wizkid and Burna boy in the June 28 event.

Other artists who will compete in the International act category include; Aya Nakamura (France), Emicida (Brazil), Headie One (UK), Young T & Bugsey (UK) and Youssoupha (France).