By Kampala Sun Writer
The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has banned Diamond’s song ‘Mtasubiri’ from all mainstream media over what it termed as disrespect to the church.
Through a statement, they noted that the song, featuring Zuchu, which was released just over a month ago and has over 10million views at the moment, has a scene where the cast is singing in church but promptly leave to pursue other things.
It is reported that the song has fueled debate among some members of the clergy as it seemingly shows disrespect.
Diamond has been directed to edit out that part of the video for it to be played on mainstream media again.
This is not the first time Diamond’s video has caused a stir, two months ago, his song Gidi was also put on the spot after a confederate flag was spotted in his video
Also known as the Southern Cross, the history of the flag dates back to the 1860s when eleven southern states seceded from the United States to protect the institution of slavery, forming the Confederate States of America and sparking the U.S. Civil War
After the war, their flag was adopted as a symbol of Southern heritage at the same time as it represented slavery and white supremacy.
In 2015, a man identified as Dylann Roof killed nine civilians at a church in Charleston, South Carolina and later, images went round showing him carrying the Confederate flag.
Diamond’s video elicited a lot of reactions online and while some did not blame him, others said he should have been wiser to understand the implications of using the flag.