Tanzania bans Diamond Platnumz songs

In summary 

  • The ban comes after President John Magufuli last December complained about obscene music videos.
  • President Magufuli, who enjoyed wild popularity on assuming office in 2015, has come under sharp criticism over some of his policies and clampdown on opposition.


Diamond Platnumz is yet to see the end of drama in his life.
Diamond Platnumz is yet to see the end of drama in his life.


From Zari leaving him on Valentines day and now  the Tanzanian government has banned two of Diamond Platnumz songs on orders of President John Magufuli, after he complained to the regulatory body last year about the obscene in the videos

Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) announced the ban on Wednesday after receiving a list of the songs from the National Arts Council of Tanzania (Basata).

The said records have lyrics which violate ethics of regulations of broadcasting services (Content) 2005,” TCRA said in a statement to media.

Among those prohibited are Hallelujah and Waka Waka by Tanzanian pop star Diamond Platnumz.

Other Bongo songs are Pale Kati Patamu by Ney wa Mitego, Chura and Nimevurugwa by Snura, Hainaga Ushemeji by Manifongo, I’m Sorry JK by Nikki Mbishi, Kibamia by Roma Mkatoliki, Tema Mate Tumchape by Madee, Uzuri Wako by Jux, Nampa Papa by Gigy Money and Nampaga by Barnaba.

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