Kenyan fans of Tanzania's Bongo star and controversial singer Diamond Platnumz need not to worry about the star not performing.
The Wasafi records boss' concerts slated for Embu, Mombasa and Nairobi will go on as planned despite Tanzania government banned him from performing in and outside the country.
The announcement was made by Diamond's manager, Babu Tale, despite the directive by Tanzania's arts board, Baraza la Sanaa la Taifa (BASATA), owing to his unruly behaviour.
“The concerts will go on as planned. To be specific, all of them. Babu was quoted by Citizen TV.
The defiant manager said Diamond's management will reach out to BASATA to settle the matter while claiming they will handle the consequences when they get back to Tanzania
BASATA announced the ban on Tuesday, December 18, after the musician and his protégé Rayvanny, performed the outlawed “Mwanza” song during their Wasafi Festival tours.
“The board has reached a decision to formally ban Diamond and Rayvanny from holding performances in and outside Tanzania due to their indiscipline and disrespect to BASATA,” said BASATA.
Diamond Platnumz and Rayvanny’s song “Mwanza” was banned from playing on Tanzanian radio and TV stations in mid-November 2018 due to its “sexually-offensive” lyrics.
The singer however said he would not quit making music which appealed to his fans despite the thick restrictions by the association.
According to the singer, if they banned his shows in Tanzania, he would go perform them elsewhere.