Diamonds manager makes major announcement after his two songs were banned

This is after two of his songs were banned

Sallam SK as he is popularly known said that they have not received any communication that their artiste’s songs have been banned. He also said that as Wasafi they have always sought for the consent of Dar es Salaam Regional Commission Paul Makonda, before they released any song.

He added that many songs have been blocked before being released and the ones that are released have his permission which was the same case with Hallelujah and Waka that were banned by the Tanzania Communication Authority.

Sallam said that they have not received any letter indicating that the songs had been banned and the reasons as to why it happened and if it is true they have been banned the regional commissioner will explain why it happened.

“Tumepigiwa simu na vyombo vya habari kila sehemu kuulizwa juu ya nyimbo mbili za Diamond kufungiwa, nimeona tukiwa kama taasisi huwaga tunafanya vitu kwa kutokukurupuka sie kama tulipoona taasisi yetu inakuwa kubwa tukaomba ulezi kwa  ambae ni kiongozi wa serikali mwenye kupenda maendeleo ya vijana, kwahiyo nyimbo zote za WCB kabla ya kutoka lazima mlezi wetu azipitie, kuna nyimbo nyingi ameshazizuia na zinazotoka basi ameridhia yeye binafsi zitoke, kwahiyo sioni sababu ya nyimbo ya Hallelujah na Waka kufungiwa kama inavyosemekana maana sisi hatujapata barua ya kuwa nyimbo hizo zimefungiwa na kwa sababu ipi. Kama kweli zimefungiwa basi mlezi wetu ataweza kuongea mengi zaidi yangu mimi. Nawatakia Weekend njema.” Read his statement.

According to the body that is tasked to regulate the music Industry in Tanzania, the songs don’t have the required moral threshold for public consumption.

Other artistes who have been affected by the ban include Nay wa Mitego, Snura, Madee, Gigy Money, Barnaba classic, among others.

Tanzania Bans Provocative songs inclding Hallelujia & Waka Waka

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