The Tanzanian Regulatory board has banned the song, “Mwanza” by Naseeb Abdul Juma, popularly known as Diamond Platnumz from public consumption due to its explicit sexual content.
Diamond Platnumz and his friend Rayvanny together with his Record label Wasafi Classic was ordered to remove the song from all their digital platforms and to stop promoting the song on their personal pages. They were also fined U.S.$3,900.
The National Arts Council of Tanzania summoned Rayvanny who featured Diamond on the song – to explain the reason behind the composition of the lyrics, they argued that both Rayvanny and Diamond produced the song despite knowing that it was against Tanzanian laws which protect the morals of the country.
Speaking after a three hour meeting with Rayvanny, The chairman of the board, Godfrey Mngereza said; “This song isn’t good at all. We even asked Rayvanny in the meeting if he can sing the lyrics of the song before his parents and his answer was no. This is a clear indication that even in the singer’s eyes, the song goes against the morals.”
The singers have been advised to re-edit the song and remove the explicit words from it.
Naseeb Abdul Juma, popularly known by his stage name Diamond Platnumz, is a Tanzanian bongo flava recording artist and dancer from Tanzania. He has had several hit songs including “Number One” which he featured Nigerian artist Davido. Diamond won numerous awards at Channel O and the HiPipo Music Awards.