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We are sorry — Ethic apologise to fans after their latest song caused a stir

By Vincent Kejitan | November 5th 2019

Kenyan singing group Ethic Entertainment on Monday apologised to their fans after their latest song, 'Tarimbo', caused a stir.

Through a series of tweets, they stated that they did not intend to objectify women in their songs and they strongly condemned rape.

“It has come to our attention that our latest single ‘Tarimbo’ has stirred up mixed reactions and elicited various negative interpretations from different quarters.

“As recording artists, it is our sole duty to entertain our fans and NOT deploy our content to propagate hate against any person, most importantly women,” read a tweet.

Further, they stated that they are remorseful for the reactions the song elicited and maintained that they did not intend to disrespect anyone.

“As artists, we are sons to our mothers, brothers to our sisters, uncles to our nieces and friends to our female friends and fans, and it is not in any way our intention to publicize violence or rape against these highly revered individuals in our community.

“As Ethic Entertainment, we are truly remorseful for any dolor caused by the lyrics to our single, and for every single person that was triggered to a displeasing memory or emotion by it, receive our sincere apologies. Rest assured that no disrespect was intended,” said Ethic.

Over the weekend, Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua called for the immediate arrest of Ethic Entertainment for promoting violence against women through their music.

Mutua took issue with the group’s latest song ‘Tarimbo’ which he said advocates for the rape of women.

He added that the DCI should arrest all of them for going beyond the prescribed limits of expression.

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