Diamond Platnumz fights to regain his YouTube account

Diamond Platnumz fights to regain his YouTube account
Diamond Platnumz.

YouTube, the American online video sharing and social media platform has taken down one of the most popular channels in Africa belonging to Tanzanian bongo flavor superstar Diamond Platnumz over violation of rules.

With 742 videos, the channel had, until its suspension Monday, garnered 6.5 million subscribers which attracted millions of views of mostly his songs.

This enable the singer to rake in colossal sums in payments. However, all the posts were pulled down on Monday.

“This account has been terminated for violating YouTube's Community Guidelines,” displays a link to Diamond’s channel accessed by this Publication on Monday, April 25.

The songs on the platform include Platnumz's latest collabo with US-based Rwandan R&B artist Benjamin Mugisha a.k.a The Ben.

Titled Why, the song was released  and uploaded in early January.

Attempts to look up the song’s video clip on the internet returns the message that reads: “Video is no longer unavailable because the YouTube account associated with this video has been suspended.”


YouTube usually notifies channel owners via email explaining the reason for termination of their channels or accounts. They reserve the right to appeal if they believe that termination was by mistake.

On Monday, Diamond Platnumz's management team told the media that the account fell prey of hackers on Sunday, April 24 who aired content that violated YouTube community guidelines, leading to its termination. 
The team said they had contacted YouTube in attempts to have the account restored.

Below are reasons the Calfornia-based online video sharing platform indicates can lead to Community Guidelines terminations:

  • Repeated violations of the Community Guidelines or Terms of Service across any form of content like repeatedly posting abusive, hateful, and/or harassing videos or comments.
  • Single case of severe abuse such as predatory behavior, spam, or pornography.
  • Channels or accounts dedicated to a policy violation like hate speech, harassment, or impersonation.