Tanzania bans rapper Rosa Ree for 6 months over controversial video with Timmy Tdat

Singer Rosa Ree and Timmy T dat PHOTO/COURTESY

Tanzanian Music Regulatory board has banned musician Rosa Ree from taking part in any music-related activities for the next six months.

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.”

This, therefore, means that the rapper will not be allowed to perform in and outside the country, or even release a new song.

The directive comes barely a week after the singer was summoned by the same board.

Ree who was summoned by Tanzania Film Board, Wednesday, took to social media to apologise stating that she had no prior knowledge that the video would land her in trouble. Saying she was not conversant with the structure pertaining to video regulations concerning artists in Tanzania.

“Ningependa kuomba radhi kwa waliokwazwa na ile video iliyosambaa mtandaoni. Leo hii nimefurahi kukutana na Bodi ya Filamu Tanzania wamenielimisha mengi kuhusiana na sanaa na kanuni zake. Tutaendelea kufanya kazi pamoja ili kuweza kuifikisha sanaa ya Tanzania mbali zaidi.” She said.

 

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