Honestly speaking, 2018 was a year of mixed events in Diamond Platnumz’s life. 2019 however seems to be one of better days after the Tanzanian government lifted the ban on his music.
From several fallouts with his exes, to the love of his love and baby mama Zari Hassan leaving him on Valentines Day, to BASATA banning his music and instilling restrictions on his performances – Diamond had a crazy 2018.
Baraza la Sanaa la Taifa (BASATA) banned a couple of his songs, most notably his collaboration with Rayvanny titled ‘Mwanza’ which was regarded immoral and not fit for Tanzanians’ consumption.
The restrictions imposed barring the two from performing the song anywhere around the country seemed to fall on deaf ears and when they disobeyed the simple terms, BASATA stopped them from holding performances anywhere else.
Smartly and swiftly, Diamond and Rayvanny held a presser at which they humbly apologized for acting contrary to the regulations set by BASATA.
Part of their apology read;
“In great humility, we ask for forgiveness from the great Tanzanian republic and BASATA for performing the song Mwanza at the Wasafi Festival in Mwanza. We work hard to be good examples to our fans and to the society, but as humans, we are prone to making mistakes. We accept that we have done something wrong and we are sorry for that. Through our works of art, we will endeavor to be good ambassadors for our culture to the world.”
After over a month, it seems their gods have finally answered their prayers.
BASATA decided to lift the ban after several meetings with Diamond Platnumz, his crew and representatives, and they are now cleared to continue with their music plans.
As part of the government body’s regulatory system however, the artistes have been put in the spotlight and the board will continue to monitor whatever will be coming from Wasafi.
A very happy Diamond revealed the good news to his fans as he wished Rayvanny a ‘Happy Independence’ in his Instagram post below;
Good news to Diamond and his fans!
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