Popular Tanzanian singer, Diamond Platnumz has been banned by government from staging concerts and conducting any performances in and out of the country.
The body that regulates art in the country, Busata, said they took the decision following Diamond’s defiance of a ban on his song, Mwanza.
Mwanza, was banned by Busata, for containing lyrics that can loosely translate to ‘Hot’ and featuring dance moves that authorities considered indecent.
Despite the ban on the song, Diamond performed the Mwanza to his fans at a concert on Sunday in the port city of Mwanza.
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.