"> Name: Zimbabwe national radio bans controversial musician Hosiah Chipanga after an anti-government song is released

Date:  2006-present

Location:  Africa

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion

MediumRadio , Music

Artist: Hosiah Chipanga

Confronting Bodies: Nigerian government officials, Radio Zimbabwe

Date of Action: June 10, 2009

Specific Location: Nigeria

Description of Artwork: Chipanga's latest album "Hero Shoku" is highly critical of the Zanu-PD regime. One song, released on President Mugabe's birthday, denounces currupt public officials.

Description of Incident: After the song's surprise release, all of Chipanga's music was banned from Zimbabwe's national radio statino, Radio Zimbabwe.

Results of Incident: DJs are forbidden to play any of Chipanga's music.

Source: http://www.freemuse.org/sw33914.asp, http://www.zimdaily.com/news/chipanga27.7211.html

Submitted By: NCAC

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