Government suspends all public Concerts & Shows following Magufuli’s death

Mama Samia Hassan Suluhu will be sworn in today

Government suspends all concetts and shows following Magufuli’s death

The Tanzania government through its regulatory body 'Baraza la Sanaa la Taifa' (BASATA) has suspended all music concerts and shows following the death of President John Pombe Magufuli for the next 14 days.

In a Press Release, BASATA acting-executive Secretary Matiko S. Mniko said the decision was reached on to allow creatives from all sectors (Music, Film and Arts) to participate fully in President Magufuli’s final journey.

“Kufuatia kifo cha Rais wa Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania Hayati Dkt. John Joseph Pombe Magufuli kilichotokea tarehe 17/03/2021, Baraza la Sanaa la Taifa (BASATA) linawaelekeza wadau wake kusitisha vibali vya matamasha na Burudani kwa siku 14 kuanzia tarehe17/03/2021 ili wananchi waungane kuomboleza katika kipindi hiki kigumu kwa Taifa” reads the letter from Matiko Mniko.

The suspension come at a time WCB’s Mbosso Khan was preparing for his Album launch at Mlimani City in Dar es Salaam on March 20th 2021.

President John Pombe Magufuli passed away on Wednesday and minutes later a number of Bongo Flava artistes led by Diamond, Juma Jux and Khadija Kopa were spotted in studio recording a special tribute song for their departed President.

On Friday, the same artistes were on location shooting the music video to the song they recorded on Wednesday night. The song is expected to be out anytime from now.

Singer Harmonize and his Konde Gang team, Rayvanny, Juma Jux, Kala Jeremiah, One Six among others have already released Magufuli's tribute songs.

Vice President Mama Samia Suluhu Hassan will be sworn in as today, as the next Tanzanian President.

Get our Top Stories delivered to your inbox

Welcome to the Pulse Community! We will now be sending you a daily newsletter on news, entertainment and more. Also join us across all of our other channels - we love to be connected!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Fans excited as Kambua announces pregnancy in new photo

Fans excited as Kambua announces pregnancy in new photo

Oga Obinna sparks reactions after impersonating 'President of Singol Mothas' [Video]

Oga Obinna sparks reactions after impersonating 'President of Singol Mothas' [Video]

'Be Honest' by Jorja Smith & Burna Boy certified Diamond in France

'Be Honest' by Jorja Smith & Burna Boy certified Diamond in France

Rema's 'Calm Down' certified Gold in Italy

Rema's 'Calm Down' certified Gold in Italy

Wizkid set to make history with 2023 London Stadium performance

Wizkid set to make history with 2023 London Stadium performance

Sugar mummies are trying their shot with me - Stevo Simple Boy

Sugar mummies are trying their shot with me - Stevo Simple Boy

Stay away - Sauti Sol’s Bien bans Eric Omondi from star-studded Sol Fest concert

Stay away - Sauti Sol’s Bien bans Eric Omondi from star-studded Sol Fest concert

Bobi Wine waited 6 hours at church to take me on a date - Barbie

Bobi Wine waited 6 hours at church to take me on a date - Barbie

Grieving Nameless responds to fan's act of kindness

Grieving Nameless responds to fan's act of kindness