Popular Gengetone group, Ethic entertainment has been forced to apologize to people after they released ‘Tarimbo’ a song that was widely interpreted to promote rape and violence among women.
The group took to twitter to apologize stating that they were sorry and they didn’t mean to disrespect anyone, specifically the women, or advocate for violence or rape among them. T
“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”. Sid the group. 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,” read part of the apology.
Their apology however, elicited mixed reactions from their fans who claimed that it was better if they started releasing songs with better content. Others were surprised that they could pull off such English.
Here are some of the comments;
@peninahnzioka Apology doesn't mean a thing unless the damn song is pulled down. If the song is still out there you are saying "sorry but not sorry"
@eng_waka Kwani Kwa ground mnakuanga na English noma hivi😂btw anamaanisha nini somebady explain nimefloat yote
@SamMacoha Apologies NOT received! Will you pull down that CRAP song or you still would allow it be on airwaves? This doesn't look like an apology, acknowledgement not their and way out off it. Get serious about this and behave NKT.
@iampertoe Hiyo si handwriting ya SWAT
@edgarobare Thank you for listening, music influences culture and generations. Everyone needs to understand consent matters.
@AritaMageto Very true. The apology was necessary na it is a sign that they are becoming mature. We will be here waiting for their next hit.
@Kavengi1 Funny how 'it has come to your attention' after COMPOSING, RECORDING and RELEASING the song. It has taken everyone else except you...to make you realise you have mothers and sisters. ☻
@vick_njagi Hio kizungu inaonyesha enyewe no human is limited 😂
@MutisoSam_Mwenye anaandika hizi tweets si aandikie swat verse tu moja tuelewane kidogo😅
Arrest Ethic Music Group
On Saturday, Kenya Film and Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua, called for their arrest since their song ‘Tarimbo’ was advocating or rape and violence among women.
The CEO took to Facebook to announce that the musicians should be arrested over their song ‘Tarimbo’ that advocates for rape among women and also promotes violence. He also said that he had spoken to google to take down the song.
“The DCI should arrest the entire bunch of musicians called Ethic, under Article 33, for going beyond the prescribed delimitations on freedom of expression by advocating for violence against women” Read part of Ezekiel Mutua’s post.
Mr Mutua went ahead to say that the group is not composed of artistes, but demented circus thugs hiding behind art to promote indecency and immorality.
He asked DJ’s not to play such songs because no clubs should advocate for violence against women. “Any self-respecting DJ should not play these songs. No club should allow music that advocates for violence against women.” He demanded.