Female rapper Rosa Ree ban by government over explicit music video with her boyfriend

Rosa Ree, Tanzania female rapper has been slammed with a six-month ban over an explicit music video shot with her  boyfriend, Timmy Tdat. 

Female rapper Rosa Ree ban by Tanzania government over explicit music video with her boyfriend

The Tanzania Music Regulatory Board, known as Baraza la Sanaa la Taifa (BASATA) condemned the video to Rosa's song ‘Vitamin U’. 

The video which she did with her Kenyan boyfriend, went against rules and regulations and also 'raunchy and immoral.' according to the board.

The board banned the female rapper from releasing any music and doing performances in and out of Tanzania until the ban is lifted.

Rosa Ree was also forced to publicly apologize and was ordered to pay a fine of Tsh2 million for failing to notify the body of her work with her lover, Tdat.

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Upon confirming the ban, BASATA’s acting Secretary-general Onesmo Kayanda said:

'We summoned Rosa Ree and granted her a hearing. The board found her with two mistakes other than sharing explicit content online. One, she never brought the project to Basata for review and two she did not enter into a contract with the international artiste she collaborated with as per the law,”

Rosa Ree apologized as soon as possible. Her apologize goes thus as aid in a video: ' I would like to apologize to everyone who was offended by the video that has been doing rounds on social media. Today, I had a meeting with Tanzania Films Board and they have enlightened me on a number of rules and regulations that I was not aware of. Moving forward we will work together on matters art in Tanzania.'
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