Tanzanian hip hop artiste, Allen Ambwene Yessayah, commonly known as AY, recently released the video for his hit song ‘Zigo Remix.’ The video, which gained massive airplay across the continent, particularly on local TV and radio stations, was banned by Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA).
The video which features superstar, Diamond Platinumz, was reportedly banned from all Tanzanian stations because of its stimulating images.
Speaking to The New Times, the 34-year-old expressed his disappointment towards TCRA.
“I think this is what is holding back the success of many artistes in Tanzania. They should also ban videos from the West that have more provocative images than Zigo Remix,” he complained.
“TCRA wants it to be aired only at night. They sent the official announcements to TV stations, stopping them from playing the video,” he said.
Asked if they had a reason for accepting Western videos that are even more provocative, the star said, “They didn’t reply, and I don’t know what’s wrong with them. They mentioned Zigo but said they don’t have any problem with AY.”