Due to his recent joint project with Konshens, titled “Weed Language,” Tanzanian singer Rajab Abdul Kahali, also known by his stage name Harmonize, is at odds with the country’s authorities.
Although the star has repeatedly denied ever smoking marijuana in his life, Gerald Kusaya, Tanzania’s commissioner general of the drug control and enforcement unit, summoned the singer for using marijuana illegally.
The singer has since removed all images of him using the illegal substance from his past postings and apologized.
“The general leadership of Konde Gang Music worldwide is apologizing over the content of my latest song ‘Weed Language,” Harmonize said in a post.
“The song has gone against the morals of our nation. Because of the impact, the song has had on our people, we have also agreed to delete it from all our social media platforms. We will be ambassadors of clean content in our country,” he added.
Meanwhile, Harmonize stated that the song “Weed” was one of his main projects for this month before it was released on Thursday of last week.
“This December if I don’t release a song about weed, shoot me,” he said.
“Weed Language” is not the first song to be banned by the government of Tanzania, in 2018, Diamond Platnumz’s two songs, Hallelujah and Waka Waka were also banned.