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Diamond Platnumz & Omarion's 'African Beauty' Will Jump Start Your Weekend

Hear the new collaboration from the Tanzanian superstar's new album, A Boy From Tandale.

East African star Diamond Platnumz has just dropped his latest album, A Boy From Tandale, today.

The new 18-song record includes some high-level collaborations with the likes of Vanessa Mdee, Flavour, Rick Ross—who he connected with for the previously released "Waka"Ne-Yo, Nigerian stars Tiwa Savage, Davido, P-Square, and more.

He's also sharing his new music video for "African Beauty," a highly-addictive, Krizbeatz-produced track alongside Omarion.


Watch the new music video for the single, which follows both acts as they serenade girls and showcase their love for African beauties. Omarion even shows off his Swahili during his verse.

Make sure to check out Diamond Platnumz' entire A Boy From Tandale album as well, which has plenty more fire tracks like this one.


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Kayode Kasum’s Quarantine Watchlist

From 'Wives on Strike' to 'Goodwill Hunting' here's what the Nigerian filmmaker is watching while stuck at home in Lagos.

Kayode Kasum, like most filmmakers, has been stagnated by the coronavirus pandemic. The director behind the blockbuster Sugar Rush and the critically acclaimed Oga Bolaji was working on the post-production of his upcoming movies, The Fate of Alakada: Party Planner and Kambili—a collaboration between FilmOne Entertainment and Chinese Huahua Media— when the Nigerian government announced the lockdown order.

While post-production on Alakada has concluded, the stay-at-home orders have delayed work on Kambili. "Since the team cannot meet at a single point, we are moving hard drives left and right," he says to me over the phone from his home in Lagos. "It is a challenge, but the beautiful thing about a challenge is, when you make it work, it is fulfilling."

Still from 'Kambili'

Kasum has turned to books and films for an escape from the unpleasant realities of the pandemic. "I have been reading Elnathan's books: Born on a Tuesday and Becoming Nigeria," he tells me. "I have also been reading film directing books, Directing Actors by Judith Weston." However, Kasum longs for the movies. "I miss going to the cinemas; I miss that experience," he says. "There are times during this pandemic that I'm like 'na wa o, I wish I can go to the cinema.'"

Below are five films he recommends you watch during this pandemic.

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