•He will battle it out with Burna Boy, Wizkid

Diamond Platnumz
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Diamond Platnumz has jetted to the US for the star-studded BET awards that are set to happen this weekend.

This is the 21st edition of the awards which were started in 2001 to celebrate black Excellence. The event will go down from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Diamond is nominated under the Best International Acts category and is set to battle it out with Nigeria's Wizkid, Burna Boy and others from other countries.

He is the only East African nominated under this category this year.

Diamond is set to meet with the who-is-who in the Hollywood entertainment scene.

He and his manager cum politician Babu Tale are enroute to Los Angeles for the awards.

This comes just weeks after part of his country people signed a petition to BET to drop the singer from the awards saying that he had not supported his country when they most needed him.

Critics said that the singer has always been in support of the late Magufuli's governement and had never stood for the rights of his fans and fellow celebrities when they were allegedly being tortured.