Why always Gengetone music?
By Carpus charles | April 20th 2020
Gengetone music basically is a genre that's vibed to by
youths' in the slums of Nairobi County and environs. With the emergence of many
singing groups, it has really become a hot issue on the content and type of
message and information they should be delivering to their audiences.
Research shows that their audience is mainly their fellow
youths and teenagers who the curse words may not be of good teachings and
Many groups have emerged like Boondocks gang, Sailors Gang,
Matata, Ethic Entertainment, among others that vibe to this genre. The common
and main issue that has been hitting this genre of music and the artists ever
since is their wordings on the songs, which is of no respect mainly to the
This has led to the banning of songs like '' Tarimbo'' by
Ethic Entertainment and ''Wamlambez'' by Sailors Gang by the Kenya Film
Classifications Board(KFCB) CEO Dr. Ezekiel Mutua.
Yesterday, Dr. Mutua on Twitter twitted that he wonders
whether the perverted producers of the Gengetone song have children. He
continues to say that '' how does a sane adult try to normalize rape,
prostitution or pedophilia in the name of hits."
He sums it all up by saying that he had taken the matter to
YouTube to pull the content down and will take stern measures on the producers
for breach of content classification. This comes barely hours after a boy group
Ethic Entertainment released the video to their single named '' Soko.''
This video has made many Kenyans on Twitter asking the KFCB CEO to go ahead and ban the video since it makes the genre be perceived bad, yet some artists are also performing well in the genre.
Written and compiled by Charles Odimo
Journalism student Maseno University
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