Most artistes in Uganda are untouchable but not in Tanzania where no one is above the law.
What could have gone unnoticed in Uganda got a ban for Wasafi Music record label artistes Diamond Platnumz and Rayvanny a few days ago.
The two musicians were banned from performing in Tanzania after they ignored orders from the Tanzanian music regulatory body not to perform their collabo hit single ‘Mwanza’.
Accompanied by Rayvanny, Diamond Platnumz finally decided to apologise to the Tanzanian Music Regulatory Body called Baraza La Sanaa La Taifa (BASATA).
“To the authorities, I ask for forgiveness, to BASATA and every involved stakeholders, I wish to apologise for performing the song Mwanza at our Wasafi Festival. As artists who are just trying to do great things in music sometimes we get it right, other times we get it wrong and on this particular occasion we got it wrong,” he said in the video.
He went on to promise to be a better ambassador for Tanzanian in the manner in which he executes his music for the sake of avoiding any wrangles with authorities.
According the regulatory body, the song was banned because it doesn’t meet the required moral threshold for public consumption due to its raunchy lyrics.
The single ‘Mwanza’ was banned from TV and radio stations in Tanzania or being performed at concerts.
Watch Diamond Platnumz and Rayvanny apologize to BASATA