Reprieve for Rosa Ree as BASAT lifts ban

Singer Rosa Ree and Timmy T dat PHOTO/COURTESY

Rosary Roberts aka Rosa Ree can now breathe a sigh of relief after Tanzania Music Regulatory board BASATA lifted a sixth-month ban over a controversial video with Timmy Tdat.

In a letter dated December 6 by the National Arts Council board, Rosa Ree has been ordered to pay a fine of Sh88,568 (TSh2 million) within one month and her suspension lifted.

“Baraza la sanaa la Taifa linapenda kukutaarifu kuwa ombi lako la kupunguziwa adhabu limekubaliwa baada ya kujutia kosa lako na kumuandikia barua Mh. Waziri wa habari, utamaduni, sanaa na michezo ili kuomba kupunguziwa adhabu.

“1. Kuanzia tarehe ya barua hii, unaruhusiwa kuendelea na shughuli za sanaa, hivyo adhabu uliyopewa ya kufungiwa miezi 6 imeondolewa, 2. Kulipa faini ya milioni 2, kama ulivyoagizwa na hii ilipwe ndani ya mwezi mmoja,” read part of the statement.

A move that saw Rosa Ree take to Instagram to celebrate the victory.

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“Napenda kutoa shukrani kwa ofisi ya Waziri wa Sanaa, Habari na Michezo Mhe. Harrison Mwakyembe pamoja na Baraza la Sanaa, kwa kuniruhusu kuendelea kufanya shughuli zangu za sanaa….. Naahidi kufanya kazi zangu ipasavyo na kuendelea kuipeperusha bendera ya nchi yangu vyema!”

Last month, the board banned the musician from taking part in any music-related activities in and outside the country.

According to Tanzanian’s newspaper Mwananchi , the Baraza la Sanaa la Taifa (Basata), made the decision following the release of ‘Vitamin U,’ where the singer featured in obscene scenes.

Baraza la Sanaa la Taifa (Basata) limemfungia msanii wa bongfleva nchini Tanzania Roza Ree kutojihusisha na muziki kwa miezi 6 kutokana na video ya wimbo wa Vitamin U aliyoshirikishwa na Msanii Timmy Tdat wa Kenya.”

 

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