DIAMARA Releases Debut Single ‘Machine Gun’

Born in the north-west South African province of Tlhakgameng, Diamara was born Dineo Moseki, the youngest of five sisters. Now 24, she’s set to release ‘Machine Gun’, her first single under her new moniker, on April 13.

Dineo first rose to fame through ‘Idols SA’, the South African version of Pop Idol, entering the competition twice, and reaching the final 6 in 2015. She followed this up with her first single, the afro-house ‘Forenzo’, which quickly found its way onto TransAfrica Radio’s Top 40, where it reached the number one spot and stayed there for 10 weeks, and seeing airplay on the likes of Metro FM, YFM, and Capricorn FM.

Outside of music, Diamara, who is known to her fans as Dynamite, and Platinum Baby, has been a part of Trek-4-Mandela, a charity which distributes santitary pads to underprivileged young girls. She also recently joined forces with the newly established Non Profit Organisation, the Re A Fana Charity Foundation.

‘Machine Gun’ has an empowering message and was written during a difficult time in Diamara’s life, both emotionally and career-wise. The track is about self-belief and encouraging one’s talents. The track sees Diamara move forward musically, and encorporates Japanese elements, thereby creating a unique atmosphere in the song.

‘Machine Gun’ will be available from April 13 on Spotify, iTunes, and Tidal. You can find Diamara online on  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and SoundCloud.

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