Diamond, Rayvanny now beg for forgiveness from Tanzanian government – VIDEO
Tanzanian bongo artistes Diamond Platnumz and Rayvanny, who have been banned by their government from performing, are now pleading for forgiveness.
The repentant duo on Friday shared a video on their social media platforms seeking pardon from Tanzania Music regulatory board (Baraza la Sanaa la Taifa – Basata).
In the short clip, the two artistes expressed regret for their decision to defy several orders issued by the board regarding their explicit nature of some of their songs.
“Japo tunajitahidi kuwa vijana wa mfano bora kwenye taifa letu, lakini kama tulivyoumbwa binadam hatuwezi kupatia siku zote, lazima itatokea siku tutateleza tu… Ila utelezapo, ni vyema kulijua kosa na kulirekebisha ili kesho na kesho kutwa lisijirudie,” Diamond said.
“Mwenyezi Mungu atusimamie na kutuongezea juhudi na maarifa katika kazi zetu ili kwa pamoja tuzidi kuukuza muziki wetu na kuendelea kuiwakilisha vyema na kuipa sifa nzuri na heshima nchi yetu,” he added.
Diamond, is currently in Kenya to promote ahead of his Wasafi Festival performance on New Year’s eve.
The artiste’s new stance is a remarkable climb down from his initial defiance.
The board imposed the ban Diamond and his Wasafi crew member over the explicit content of the hit Mwanza.
Last month Basata banned the song in Tanzania and also directed the musicians to pull it down from various online platforms.
It also advised the singers not to perform the song at any gathering in Tanzania but defied Diamond defied the orders and performed it during his recent show in Thika town.
The duo also refused to pull it down from YouTube as ordered.
This compelled Basata to ban the two from performing on any shows or organizing any concert in and outside Tanzania, citing indiscipline and disrespect to the body.
Meanwhile, Basata is yet to respond to the artistes’ apology and admission of guilt.