by Martin Oduor
Diamond Platnumz featured reggae band Morgan Heritage to drop ‘Hallelujah’ sometimes in September 2017. The song was however banned by Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA) five months later.
On February 28th 2018, TCRA published a list of songs banned from being played by all media stations. Diamond’s songs with Rick Ross and Morgan Heritage ‘Waka’ and ‘Hallelujah’ were among those blacklisted.
TCRA banned ‘Hallelujah’ on grounds that it was blasphemous song, they claimed the song was praising indecent ladies using a religious term ‘hallelujah’.
We will never stop glorifying woman
Morgan Heritage, who performed with Diamond at new year jump off party in Nairobi, called out Tanzanian authorities for banning ‘Hallelujah’.
“The Bible say God created woman when He saw man lonely. So we will never stop, ever glorifying woman in a positive way. Because when we do it and we use the bit*h word, we get crucified. Now we say ‘Hallelujah’ we get in trouble. They say we blasphemy. Let the woman be praised Hallelujah,” said Morgan Heritage during an interview in Nairobi.
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