Tanzanian government has banned top African pop stars Diamond Platnumz and Rayvanny from performing on any shows in and outside Tanzania effectively.
BASATA announced that the musician and his counterpart, Rayvanny, performed the outlawed “Mwanza” song during their Wasafi Festival tours held across different regions in Tanzania recently.
“The board has reached a decision to formally ban Diamond and Rayvanny from holding performances in and outside Tanzania due to their indiscipline and disrespect to BASATA.
The Wasafi Festival organizers have shown that they would do everything possible to disrepute the board,” said BASATA in an official statement posted to their Instagram page.
“BASATA is a subset of the Government, and when one defies the State, the Government is left with no choice but to charge him with treason. The Prosecution would, thereafter, take up the case,” Mr Kayanda, the agency’s interim executive secretary told Tanzania’s Bongo 5.