TID's New Beef With Diamond Over Naked Women

Beefing over naked ladies

By  | Mar 03, 2021, 01:26 PM  | Diamond Platnumz  | Drama

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Veteran musician TID has blasted Diamond Platnumz for using his money to throw lavish parties and having naked women dancing for him instead of spending on important charities.

Speaking to the media during a visit to a children's home in Tanzania TID called out Platnumz and advised him to do better and focus on building the community.

"Artists are organizing concerts and having women dancing naked and having unlimited alcohol in these parties instead of pulling the funds to charities such as these," TID lamented.

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Diamond has been called out several times and even punished businesswise by Tanzanian authorities over behaviour deemed as indecent.

In January, the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) slapped Wasafi TV, a station owned by the celebrated pop singer with a six-month ban for violating broadcast regulations.

TCRA interim director Johannes Kalunge noted that Wasafi TV had infringed on broadcast laws during a festival and ordered it off-air. The TV station was further directed by TCRA to issue a public apology after it broadcasted singer Gigy Money dancing naked.

After Wasafi TV apologized for its actions TCRA reviewed the ban and announced that the station can go back on air on February 28 2021.

“TCRA has reviewed it’s earlier decision to ban Wasafi TV and therefore, it reduced the ban and it will be lifted,” the statement by TCRA Director-General James Kilaba read in part.

"Wasafi TV will continue to serve the suspension until February 28, it is also directed to comply with the terms of the license to provide paid-for content services and if Wasafi fails, rejects or defies this decision, further legal and regulatory action will be taken against the station,” he warned.

In 2018 TCRA announced a ban on Waka and Hallelujah, two of Diamond's biggest his after receiving a list of the songs from the National Arts Council of Tanzania (Basata).

Platnumz was been barred from performing in Tanzania after he played one of the songs which the authorities had banned for being violating social norms.

During the launch of his album "A Boy From Tandale" which was held in Kenya in 2018, Tanzanian authorities claimed that the law does not permit an artist to perform a song that was banned even in a different country.

But Platnumz ignored the warning and performed Waka which he featured Rick Ross which had been prohibited from being played in Tanzania.

During an interview with Kenya's Classic Radio Diamond maintained that he had not received official communication that his songs have been banned adding that he would seek clarification from the minister of information.

At the same time Tanzania's authorities went ahead to ban Pale Kati Patamu by Ney wa Mitego, Chura and Nimevurugwa by Snura, Hainaga Ushemeji by Manifongo, I’m Sorry JK by Nikki Mbishi, Kibamia by Roma Mkatoliki, Tema Mate Tumchape by Madee, Uzuri Wako by Jux, Nampa Papa by Gigy Money.

Diamond hit song Mwanza featuring Rayvanny was also banned. "We have reached the decision because the two musicians have treated our directive with disdain," authorities said in a statement.

After the ban was announced Platnumz raised the possibility of relocating abroad if Tanzanian officials continued banning his music.

"If they don't want me to perform my songs I can live in another country and play there. If Tanzanian law says I can't perform here, I can go to Kenya where I am not banned," the singer said.
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