Diamond and Omarion during a press conference for his album launch A Boy from Tandale

SONGA by Safaricom partnered with top Tanzanian performer Diamond Platnumz for the launch of his latest album A boy from Tandale, which was unveiled at an exclusive event held at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi on Wednesday 14 March.

“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.

Catch Diamond's music from A Boy from Tandale album by tuning in to Bongo 10 every Thursday at 20:00 CAT on TRACE Mziki (323), which you can also stream on your smartphone or tablet on DStv Now.

The album 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.

Check out the pictures from A Boy from Tandale press conference that was held at the Michael Joseph centre, with US artist Omarion also in attendance.