Diamond Announces Key Changes to Wasafi Tour After Gigy Money Blunder
19 January 2021
[Photo Credit:The County]
By Paul A.
WCB boss Diamond Platnumz has announced a raft of measures ahead of the Wasafi Dar es Salaam tour.
The changes come after controversial female musician Gigy Money's performance landed Diamond in trouble. Following the performance, Gigy Money was banned by the country art regulatory body BASATA.
At the same, the agency also banned Wasafi TV for sixth months after airing the raunchy performance.
Speaking during a press conference on Tuesday, Diamond stated that he has established a team that will vet every artist before they step on stage.
He noted that all artists that will be on stage should understand and adhere to the Tanzanian customs and traditions.
The ‘Jeje; singer noted that all musicians must also be approved by BASATA.
“Tuko na kitengo maalum cha kuhakisha kwamba kila anayepanda stage ni professional, anajua kulinda na kutunza tamaduni za Kitanzania...asiyesajiliwa BASATA kwa bahati mbaya hatutakuwa naye,” said Diamond.
Diamond added that following the ban on Wasafi TV, the WCB festival has received a lot of attention and will be watched internationally. He noted that the festival must represent the best of Tanzania to the world.