Tanzania star singer Diamond Platnumz’s biological father Abdul Juma has begged his son to come to his rescue.
Abdul, who abandoned Diamond and his mother when the Tanzanian superstar was very young only to resurface when his son became a celebrity, wants the musician to help him earn a daily living.
Mr Juma has desperately been trying to re-establish contact with his son but his efforts have been unsuccessful as the "African Beauty" hit maker has refused to give him another chance.
He is now pleading with his son to give him capital so he can start a business that will sustain him. Abdul says he wants to open a shop where he can sell second-hand clothes.
''I don't want him to set up a big business for me, no. I just want something small like selling mtumba, because I used to do it before. I will be grateful if he can find it in his heart to assist me.'' Abdhul said during an interview with a Tanzanian news outlet.
''I don't want him to buy me a car because one needs money to maintain one. He can set up a business for me and if all goes well, I can buy a car on my own.'' he added.
In an interview with a Tanzanian publication in July, Abdul said his son will be troubled after he dies.
“I know Diamond hates me so much. And this is fuelled the more because I am still alive. After I die, he will be troubled. He would wish I was alive, but I would be long gone,” Mr Juma told Tanzania’s Ijumaa newspaper.