International RnB singer and rapper Omari Ishmael Grandberry popularly known as Omarion is in the country.
Omarion jetted in the country to attend Tanzania Bongo Star Diamond Platnumz’s launch of his latest album “A boy from Tandale”.
The album, which will be available on the SONGA platform from Friday this week, features guest appearances from fellow Tanzanian vocalist Vanessa Mdee, Grammy Award winning reggae band Morgan Heritage, American stars Rick Ross, Omarion and Ne-Yo and Nigerian songbird Tiwa Savage, among other African artists.
Diamond, who has been dubbed the “King of East African Pop,” enjoys a large fan base in Kenya, and plans to feature Grammy Nominated R&B artist Omarion when he takes the stage this evening.
“This 18-track album is a tribute to my humble beginnings in Tandale, which is a slum in Tanzania. It is where I was raised, with a lot of challenges, but also where I formed my closest bonds with family and friends who to this day remain my support system. It is the place where amidst all the poverty, I discovered my talent,” said Diamond Platnumz.
Diamond has partnered with Safaricom to launch the album in Nairobi.
“We are pleased that Diamond has chosen to show his appreciation of Kenyan fans by not only launching his album in Nairobi, but also partnering with one of the strongest Kenyan brands to celebrate all the work that has gone into putting this record together,” said Sylvia Mulinge, Director – Consumer Business, Safaricom.