BASATA lifts ban on Diamond and Rayvanny
BASATA (Baraza la Sanaa Tanzania) has lifted the ban on Diamond, Rayvanny and Wasafi records to host Wasafi Festival.
The board had late last year banned Diamond and Rayvanny. The ban was after they performed the controversial song, Mwanza.
They decided to pardon Diamond and the team after receiving numerous apologies from them and also Wasafi company.
“Baraza limefikia maamuzi haya baada ya kupokea maombi kadhaa ya kukiri kosa na kuomba msamaha kutoka kwa wasanii tajwa na Kampuni ya Wasafi Company Limited,” part of the statement read.
The body had banned the artists from performing in or outside Tanzania. However, they were allowed to perform in Kenya since that contract had been signed before the ban.
Despite lifting the ban of the artists, the song Mwanza is still banned and BASATA states it will keep monitoring the artists closely