Diamond Platnumz and Rayvanny are making headlines after their famous song ‘Mwanza’ was banned from being played or even performed in Tanzania.


The two have gotten in trouble with Baraza la Sanaa la Taifa (BASATA) after they performed the banned song in the country after they were strongly warned.

They have been banned from performing in and out of their country until further notice, by a Tanzanian government body that regulates music, movies and other creative works (BASATA)

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Well, Diamond is not happy with the decision by the government and in an interview with a Tanzanian media outlet, he expressed his frustration, stating that if the government doesn’t want him to perform in the country, then it better he relocates to another country, perhaps Kenya.

“Kama hamutaki niperform si naondoka naenda country nyingine tu, nabaki uko naperform nyimbo zangu, kama sheria hairuhusu nyimbo kuchezwa Tanzania, tamaduni Kenya zinaniruhusu. Kwa nini, kwa sababu gani wanikataza niperform kwa nini sasa? Wataka mimi nife na njaa? Utanilisha wewe?”

(If you don’t want me to perform, then I’ll rather go to a different country. I stay there and perform my songs, If the laws don’t allow me to play my music in Tanzania. The Kenyan culture allows. Why don’t they want me to perform? Why? Do they want me to die of hunger? Will they feed me?) a frustrated Diamond said.

If you don’t want me to perform, then I’ll rather go to a different country. I stay there and perform my songs, If the laws don’t allow me to play my music in Tanzania, coz the Kenyan culture allows. Why don’t they want me to perform? Why? Do they want me to die of hunger? Will they feed me?

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The Wasafi Records crew is set to perform in Nairobi on 31st, but with the ban, it’s yet clear if the festival will still go on. We hope that the whole issue will be settled and the artistes will be able to thrill their Nairobi fans.

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