Diamond Platinumz banned from performing in Tanzania

Diamond Platnumz has been banned from performing in Tanzania.

Tanzania’s regulatory arts board said it had taken the decision because he had performed one of his songs that had been banned a few weeks ago.

On Sunday the singer, who popularised “bongo flava”, Tanzanian hip hop, performed the song Mwanza to big crowds during a festival in the port city of the same name, according to the BBC.

Mwanza was banned as the lyrics contained the Swahili word for “horny” and because the authorities considered some of the dance moves in the video to be lascivious.

The statement from Basata said Diamond Platnumz and another musician, Rayvanny, who also features in the song, had also been banned from doing shows outside the country – although it was not clear how this would be enforced.

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