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