The war against drugs is not even close to over in Tanzania. Last month, Dar Es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda released a list of suspected drug peddlers and addicts in Tanzania. The list had so many celebrities, from musicians to actors and actresses. Some of the big names included legendary singer TID, rapper Chidi Bendz and Mr. Blue, actresses Wema Sepetu and Elizabeth Lulu. Oh, and there was Vanessa Mdee, the sexy singer.


At the time of the infamous ‘List ya Makonda’, Vanessa Mdee was in South Africa, where she arrived from yesterday. Upon arrival, she presented herself at the Central Police Station where reports say she has been held. Her lawyer Aman Tenga confirmed the news, adding that police went to Vanessa’s house to search for any evidence of drugs before taking her for testing whether she uses any drug.

Vanessa Mdee is arguably the best-selling Tanzanian female artiste right now, with her song ‘Cash Madame’ and Collabo with Ice Prince (No Mind Dem) ruling the airwaves. She began her career as a VJ in MTV before venturing into music.