"GIMME HOPE JO'ANNA" is a well know reggae anti-apartheid dance hit from the 80's. The song was banned by the South African government when it was released, but this made the record even more popular! This must have seriously pissed off those boring 'officials' :) The government would ban music, books, tv shows, read your mail, listen in on your phone calls - and label anything they didn't like as being.... "Undesirable"
ha ha ha
Eddy Grant had a MEGA HIT in many ways with this song!
(+ a BIG x2 fingers up to those paronoid censorship officials!)