The government of Tanzania has banned posting of nudes photos on social media.
Through its Music Regulatory Board, popularly Known as BASATA, the Tanzanian Government has banned all music celebrities from posting nudes photos on social media while in their line of work.
Those affected by the ban include musicians like Gigy Money, Pretty Kind, Model Sanchoka, Video Vixen Amber Lulu among others.
According to the executive secretary of the Board, those affected by the ban will not be allowed to do music for a period of six months.
Actress Susan Michael aka Pretty Kind was the first one to be summoned by the Magufuli’s government for posting nude photos on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat.
Other models, Sonchoka, Amber Lulu, Gigy money have also been summoned to appear before the Music Regulatory board to explain their acts.
“Msanii anatakiwa awe ana mavaazi ya staraa katika kazi yake. Lazima Msanii asajiliwe ndio afanye Muziki hapa Tanzania, na ivapo msanii atakiuka sheria za uvaaji basi atafungiwa kufanya Muziki kwa Muda usiopungua Miezi Sita” (An artist ought to have decent dressing in his/her work. An artist needs to be registered in order to do music in Tanzania and in a case where he/she goes against the laws of decent dressing,then he/she shall be banned from doing music for a period of not less than six months) said Executive secretary of the Board Mr. Muingereza
While speaking to Journalists after being banned from doing music and posting on social media, Pretty Kind asked for forgiveness from the Tanzanian government and her fans at large for her actions on social media.
“Naomba niombe radhi kwa Watanzania wote kwa hiki nilichokifanya natambua nimefanya kosa naomba msamaha aweze kunisamehe, pia naomba msamaha kwa mashabiki zangu kwa hiki kilichotokea nimejifunza hivyo nitakuwa Pretty Kind mwingine mpya na kufanya yale yanayotakiwa katika jamii” (I apologize to all Tanzanians for what i did. I admit I have made a mistake, I apologise so as to be forgiven. I also apologise to my fans for what has happened. I am going to be a different Pretty Kind and abide by what the society deems right) said Pretty Kind.