Konde Music Worldwide CEO Harmonize has landed in trouble with authorities in Tanzania over his recent collaboration with Jamaican star Konshens.
On Wednesday, Konde Boy was summoned by BASATA to explain his song that had been branded misleading with the sole purpose of promoting Marijuana.
Following an intense meeting with BASATA officials, the singer was forced to issue a public apology over the same.
“The Konde Gang management would like to apologize for the lyrics of a song we released recently called Weed language.
The song was aimed at expanding our music overseas but its interpretation of the lyrics goes against our culture and the laws of our country," the statement from Konde Kang read.
They added; "Following the uproar caused by the said song, we would like to apologize and promise to pull down the son from all social media platforms.
"We also promise to better our songs so that they can go hand in hand with our culture and laws that govern our country,”
(Kutokana na kadhia iliyosababishwa na maudhui ya wimbo huo tunaomba radhi na tunaahidi kuuondoa wimbo huo kwenye mitandaoyote ya kijamii," taarifa kutoka kwa usimamizi wa Konde Music Worldwide ilisoma.
"Pia tunaahidi kuboresha nyimbo zetu ili ziendane na utamaduni wetu pamoja na miongozo ya mamlaka ya serikali).
The apology comes hours after Harmonzie and his team received a tough warning from BASATA (Baraza La Sanaa Tanzania) for promoting bang.
"Kuna wasanii wanahamasisha matumizi ya dawa za kulevya ikiwemo bangi. Kama kuna wasaniii wanaodhani badala ya kutunga nyimbo za kuhamasisha jamii, wanatunga za kuhamasisha matumizi ya dawa za kulevya, sheria yetu inasema hao tutawachukulia hatua," Kusaya said.
In a separate post after meeting with government officials, Harmonize confessed that he had learned a lot.
"Shukrani sana!! Baraza La Sanaa @basata.tanzania Kwa Hakika Tumezungumza Mengi! Yenye Tija Kubwa kwa maslahi ya taifa kama vijana tunaahidi kutekeleza," Harmonize alisema baada ya mkutano huo.