Diamond Platnumz, Rayvanny and the Wasafi team might just be counting losses this holiday.
They released a hit song, Mwanza, and the Tanzanian government is no happy at all about the content of the lyrics.
The artistes from WCB Wasafi record label 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)
In a statement that has gone viral, BASATA has revealed that the action was taken because of Diamond’s rebellious character. Read the statement below
The body called for the song to be pulled down from YouTube barely a week after it was uploaded. Diamond later responded to BASATA, saying that he saddened by the act.
The song mwanza by rayvyanny and diamond has been banned by BASATA. they have been banned from performing it because of it immorality
In a previous interview, Diamond angrily said that even if his songs were banned in his home country, he would still perform them elsewhere.
IF YOU BAN MY SONGS, I WILL STILL PEFORM THEM. IF YOU STILL DON’T WANT ME TO PERFORM I WILL LEAVE AND PERFORM THEM ELSEWHERE. I WILL MOVE TO ANOTHER COUNTRY BECAUSE THEY WON’T FOLLOW ME THERE. YOU CAN’T BLOCK MY SONGS BOTH IN TANZANIA AND KENYA BECAUSE YOU DON’T FEED ME OR MY CHILDREN.
Clearly, this is a huge problem for Diamond and his fellow artistes under Wasafi. They work too hard to create content that people will listen to and love for them to put food on their table.
This is not the first time has been in trouble with the Tanzanian government when it comes to their content.
We hope the ban will be lifted because Kenyans are eagerly waiting for the Wasafi team come 31st of December with a special appearance by Morgan Heritage and other artistes.