Born in Tlhakgameng, in the North-West Province of South Africa, and named Dineo Moseki, she was the youngest of five sisters. Now 24 years old, she has chosen the name DIAMARA and will release her first track under this pseudonym, Machine Gun, on April 13th.
Dineo (Yet to be known as DIAMARA) rose to fame through IDOLS SA – South Africa’s answer to Pop Idol – twice entering and reaching the final 6 in 2015. She quickly followed this up with her first ever release, an afro-house track named Forenzo which quickly made it on TransAfrica Radio’s Top 40. Forenzo grew in popularity and eventually sat at the number one spot for 10 weeks and was played on numerous radio station including Metro FM, YFM and Capricorn FM.
Known to her fans as Dynamite and Platinum Baby, DIAMARA has been making her mark outside of the music business. She was part of Trek-4-Mandela giving out sanitary pads to underprivileged children and recently joined forces with a newly established NPO, the Re A Fana Charity Foundation.
Her song, Machine Gun, has a similarly empowering message. Written during a difficult time, emotionally and in her career, Machine Gun is about self-belief and providing encouragement for ones capabilities. Musically, DIAMARA also wanted to move forward creatively and uses Japanese elements, inspired by Zion Ledimo, to create a unique atmosphere surrounding this invigorating pop song.
DIAMARA’s debut single, Machine Gun, will be released and available on Spotify, iTunes and Tidal from April 13th, follow her Social Medias to keep up to date.