Why Ezekiel Mutua has banned hit song ‘Takataka’

He recently banned ‘Kwangwaru’ by Diamond and Harmonize.

Ezekiel Mutua bans hit song ‘Takataka’

The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has banned the song ‘Takataka’ by Alvin aka Alvindo.

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

“@InfoKfcb 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).

Ban of ‘Kwangwaru’

In March, KFCB banned the song ‘Kwangwaru’ by Diamond and Harmonize in schools as it has a ‘bad meaning’.

“That song has a bad meaning, we have banned it in schools,” KFCB stated.

Mutua, who has been dubbed ‘Kenya’s moral policeman’ cautioned head teachers against allowing pupils to sing ‘Kwangwaru’.

The KFCB boss stated that he would ask the Ministry of Education to take action against school heads who defy the order.

“Dances and discos must be regulated to ensure foreign artistes do not flock to Kenya to erode our values, cultures and tradition," the KFCB boss stated.

“Why do they perform music that has been banned in their countries to Kenya?” he asked.

“It will not be business as usual, foreign musicians who are coming to undermine our cultures and values, children are singing for their mothers inama inama even in schools," Mutua said.


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