Diamond Platnumz and Rayvanny might not make more case this festive season if they’re not careful.
The artistes from WCB Wasafi record label have been banned by a Tanzanian government body that regulates music, movies and other creative works (BASATA) from performing in and out of their country until further notice.
This is after the two singers defied the law by BASATA (Baraza La Sanaa Tanzania) not to perform their latest song Mwanza. They performed the controversial song, which allegedly promotes immorality in Mwanza last weekend, where they were on a tour.
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.
WIMBO MWANZA WA WASANII RAYVANNY ALIOMSHIRIKISHA DIAMOND PLATNUMZ UMEFUNGIWA NA BARAZA LA SANAA TANZANIA ‘BASATA’ KUPIGWA MAHALI POPOTE KWA SABABU ZA KUWA UNAHAMASISHA MASUALA YASIYOFAA
In a previous interview, Diamond 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.