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Ezekiel Mutua speaks out on Ethic’s new song ‘Soko’

By Fay Ngina | Apr 20th 2020 | 2 min read

The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) boss Ezekiel Mutua, has come out to condemn the lyrics of a gengeton hit called ‘Soko’ by Ethic.

Through his Twitter handle, the KFCB boss said the ‘soko’ video is despicable as it promotes rape, prostitution or pedophilia.

“Do these perverted producers have children? How does a sane adult try to normalize rape, prostitution or pedophilia in the name of gengetone hits? The video Soko by Ethic is despicable immorality that should be condemned by all right thinking people,” said Mutua.

Despite the song’s audio being released two months ago, most Kenyans payed close attention after the release of the video barely three days ago.

Before Mutua gave his take, a section of netizens on Twitter had already caused an uproar over the lyrics to the song.

One Twitter user identified as Wanga said, “This group, Ethic Entertainment need to be stopped. They're obsessed with Rape, Pedophilia, prostitution & immorality in the name of entertainment. If you're of a sane mind you'll avoid their s**t music & Ban your kids from listening to these id**ts. Ezekiel Mutua Do us a favour.”

His sentiments were echoed by Mitch Kitoi who says, “Seriously people! We cannot constrain Ethic to good family music when we entertained their vulgar music at the beginning. We made them, now we reject them?? We should have rejected the whole "Gengetone" music from the beginning.”

When one Tweep identified as Bravin Yuri called out on the group, Ethic responded saying that people interpret lyrics differently.

“We do not endorse pedophilia. People interpret lyrics however they aim to. If that’s what you interpreted, it as from listening to the lyrics then you should evaluate yourself,” responded Ethic.

Speaking to Kenyans, Mutua said they were in touch with Google to have Ethic’s YouTube channel suspended.

"We have gotten in touch with Google who owns Youtube. We want that channel suspended. That video is disgusting. It's promoting child abuse and paedophilia, we cannot condone it,” said Mutua.

He also asked the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to pursue the matter, adding that they might have to shut down studios that allow the production of such content. 

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