After several consultations, Wasafi Classic Baby singers Diamond Platnumz and Rayvanny have put their egos aside and apologized to the Tanzanian government for disrespecting orders from BASATA, something which led to them being banned from performing in and outside their country.
On Monday, Diamond Platnumz and Rayvanny were issued with a notice stopping them from any further performances within and out of Tanzania after they disobeyed government’s orders.
The government through its regulatory body, Baraza la Sanaa la Taifa (BASATA), warned Diamond and his team against performing their new hit titled Mwanza after it was banned citing strong language.
The song was also banned from being played on radio and television stations within Tanzania because it goes against the set standards, norms, cultures, and values of Tanzanians.
Over the weekend however, Diamond went ahead and performed the song during a concert in Mwanza and the government reacted with the indefinite ban barring him from further performances.
Today morning, Diamond through his social media platforms issued his apology to the government. He accepted his mistake as he also asked for a pardon.
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Japo tunajitahidi kuwa vijana wa mfano bora kwenye Taifa letu, lakini kama tulivyoumbwa binadam hatuwezi kupatia siku zote, lazma itatokea siku tutateleza tu….Ila Utelezapo, ni vyema kulijua Kosa na Kulirekebisha ili kesho na Kesho kutwa lisijirudie….Inshaallah Mwenyez Mungu Atusimamie na kutuongezea Juhudi na Maarifa katika Kazi zetu ili kwa Pamoja tuzidi kuukuza Muziki wetu na Kuendelea Kuiwakilisha vyema na kulipa sifa Nzuri na Heshima Nchi yetu….Tuseme Amin…..🙏🏻
This comes at a moment when the Wasafi boys are entirely booked out for the festive season and into the new year with concerts around Tanzania.
The government or its regulatory body have not responded to the apology yet but this could turnout to be the biggest and smartest decision Diamond and his team have ever made.