African singer Babu Seya has lost his latest appeal against a rape conviction.

In 2004, Seya, real name Nguza Viking, and his son Johnson Nguza, who is also a musician, were found guilty of raping 10 school girls the previous year (03).

In court in Tanzania on Thursday (21Nov13), a panel of three judges dismissed their final appeal and handed them both life sentences.

At a previous appeal in 2010, two of Seya's other sons were acquitted of the crime.

Seya is originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.