Diamond Platnumz’s father Abdul Juma is unhappy with his son getting a nose piercing.
He explains that the move that Diamond took is not a manly thing to do.
The father who is yet to reconcile with Diamond notes that his son went against what he considered as African male tradition.
The musician’s father fears that his son may come to regret the nose piercing, just as he (Abdul) did when he tried getting ‘tattoos’ as a young man.
“He did a wrong thing, truth be told because our culture and traditions do not allow men to do such stuff. We tried having drawings on our bodies but right now we are regretting it,” Abdul jUMA.
Abdul added that despite making a lot of money and hanging out with entertainers, his son should not have abandoned his culture.
He further noted that the piercing was not in line with Tanzanian doctrines, cultures, and customs.
“Maybe he did that because of his wealth and to please his friends. The likes of Tupac did it but they were not from Tanzania and did not subscribe to the culture and tradition of the Mbale and Nyamwezi people. Maybe he (Diamond) tried to do what he pleased, but I was not pleased,” he added.
Instead of getting the piercing, Abdul says his son should have bought himself an expensive gift to show his wealth.
He gave examples of some famous artists in Tanzania who are still relevant despite not making any markings or piercing on their bodies.
On October 26th, Diamond posted a video showing him getting the piercing and a nose pin as his bodyguard looked on which he now dons.
Abdul concluded by urging Diamond to seek advice from his elders and also allow his peers and friends to advise him when making decisions.