Alvindo defies Ezekiel Mutua’s ban, releases ‘Taka Taka’ video

It has barely been a week since the song was banned.

Alvindo and KRG the Don during 'Taka Taka' video shoot

Days after the ban of his hit song ‘Taka Taka’ Alvindo has enlisted the help of Shaniqwa, Butita and DJ Shiti for the release of the official ‘Taka Taka’ video.

This new release comes days after Alvindo took to social media to bemoan the removal of the ‘Taka Taka’ audio on YouTube which had clocked 1.1 Million views.

“Boychild anthem is no moree imedeletiwa youtube at 1.1M views. This is very discouraging,” Alvindo wrote.

The new video has received a warm welcome on YouTube and has already garnered 53,048 views. It is currently at number 12 on the YouTube Trending list and judging from the reactions, Ezekiel Mutua’s ban could have just given this song a new lease on life.

Ban of Taka Taka

The song has been banned from airplay on TV, radio and distribution online due to ‘its potential to normalise gender violence and degradation of women.’

“KFCB has made a decision to restrict the song 'Takataka' by Alvin aka Alvindo. The song produced by @FastCashMusicKe is restricted due to its obscene and degrading lyrics that advocate for violence against women by equating them to trash. The song ‘Takataka’ was not submitted to @InfoKfcb for examination and classification and contravenes Section 12 (2) of the Films and Stage Plays Act CAP 222. Broadcasting, exhibition, distribution (including online) or possession of 'Takataka' is a criminal offence. This song should not be performed live or broadcast anywhere within the Republic of Kenya,” read a statement from The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB).

Music Doesn’t Have To Be Dirty To Sell

A few months before the ban of ‘Taka Taka’ Ezekiel said that music doesn’t have to be dirty to sell. This was in a Facebook post directed at Akothee who had left tongues wagging following her risqué dance moves and provocative outfit during a performance at Paparemo Beach in Watamu.

In the post, an irate Mutua said that Akothee was talented but her ‘dirty’ and ‘stupid’ stunts should be of concern to everyone. He went on to claim that her dancing was ‘demonic to the core’ and that she had to stop this ‘idiosyncrasy’,

“Kenya has got talent but as long as we keep celebrating this kind of madness, our entertainment industry will never grow. Akothee is talented but the filthy and stupid stunts she has to pull to remain relevant should concern all of us. What's worse is to see grown-up men and women celebrating this scatological obscenity in the name of entertainment. We have lost it as a nation. People like Akothee cannot be the role models for our daughters. Music doesn't have to be dirty to sell. How I wish artists like Akothee would know how much influence they have on our youths and try to use that influence to produce content that is edifying. This kind is crass, moronic and a theatre of the absurd. It's demonic to the core and only appeals to debilitating and incorrigible perverts and brainless audiences. Akothee must stop this idiosyncrasy. There's no dignity in for her or her audience,” read Dr Mutua’s post.

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