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    Image caption: The star has to run all his new music past Tanzania's censors before he is allowed to release it

    In Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a mischievous fairy called Puck who goes about causing trouble and pranking the other characters.

    Bongo flava star Rayvanny has a little bit of Puck about him.

    The trouble is, in Tanzania, that can sometimes land you in hot water with the authorities.

    "They stopped us from doing music. They said, 'You guys are not singers from today. Go find something else to do.'"

    Why was the censor out to gag Rayvanny? It’s all down to a different type of gag, the slightly risqué, Puck-like lyrical joke in monster hit Mwanza, a song he performed in the city with the same name alongside his mentor and Wasafi record label boss Diamond Platinumz.

    "When someone is horny, that’s 'nyege' [in Swahili]. Here in Tanzania, you cannot say 'nyege' in front of parents, or kids, or old people," he explains.

    The lyrics in Mwanza switch back and forth, interchanging "nyege" and a similar sounding word "Nyegezi", which is a place in the Mwanza region.

    "[In Mwanza] they want the song. It’s about their city. They said, 'You are not going to go without performing this song.' We played this song two times - big vibes!"

    The crowds in Mwanza might have been impressed but Tanzania’s arts regulator, Basata, was not. It had previously branded the song sexually suggestive and warned Rayvanny and Diamond not to play it.

    "Right after we finished performing, the government said, 'OK, this is disrespectful.'"

    Both men were hit with performance bans. Those bans have since been rescinded, but Rayvanny still has to run his music past the censor before release.

    "They say, 'Bring the song, then we’re going to tell you what to do... remove this part, change this part'… then you’re good to go. My album has 20-something songs so they have to listen to all of them!"

    Some people would probably find this kind of interference concerning, but even in the battle for artistic expression, it looks like Rayvanny is trying to have the last laugh.

    You can hear Rayvanny take DJ Edu through the stories behind some of his biggest hits on This is Africa this Saturday, on BBC World Service radio and partner stations across Africa.

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