Zuchu Issues Heartfelt Apology to BASATA and Fans

Bongo Fleva artist Zuchu has expressed gratitude to the National Arts Council of Tanzania (BASATA) and has expressed regret for her actions on February 24th of this year during a show titled “Fullmoon Kendwa” in Unguja North Region. She is alleged to have made statements and gestures considered to be contrary to public morals.

In a statement released on March 8th, 2024, Zuchu apologized to BASATA, the government, her fans, and Tanzanians in general for the incident. She acknowledged her mistake and promised that it would not happen again.

“I sincerely apologize to BASATA, the government, my fans, and all Tanzanians for the incident that occurred on February 24th, 2024, during the Fullmoon Kendwa show. I recognize my mistakes and apologize for any inconvenience caused,” Zuchu said in her statement.

Zuchu added that she deeply respects Tanzanian values and would never intentionally do anything that goes against those values.

“I have great respect for Tanzanian values and will never intentionally do anything to contradict them. I am learning from this mistake and will ensure that I improve my behavior,” she said.

BASATA has commended Zuchu for her apology and promised to work with her to ensure that she continues to be a great artist and role model for young people.

Zuchu is a popular Bongo Fleva artist who has achieved great success in her music career. Her song “Sukari” was the first Tanzanian song to reach 100 million views on YouTube.

Background on Zuchu

Zuhura Othman Soud, better known by her stage name Zuchu, is a Tanzanian singer and songwriter born in Zanzibar on November 22, 1993. She is currently based in Dar es Salaam and signed to the WCB Wasafi record label.

Zuchu began her music career in 2020 and quickly rose to fame with her hit singles “Wana,” Fire,” and “Raha.” She has won numerous awards, including the Tanzania Music Awards (TMA) for Best Female Artist.

Zuchu is known for her powerful vocals and her ability to blend different genres of music, including Bongo Fleva, Afrobeat, and R&B. She is one of the most popular musicians in Tanzania and has a large following on social media. Many of her songs have become very popular and trendy online with a great number of streaming and downloads. She is considered to be one of the most influential musicians in Tanzania and East Africa.


Zuchu’s apology to BASATA and her fans is a positive step towards resolving the issue. It is important for artists to be mindful of their actions and to uphold the values of their communities. BASATA’s willingness to work with Zuchu is a sign that they are committed to supporting artists while also upholding ethical standards.


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