Sauti Sol Melanin Ezekiel Mutua threatens to ban Sauti Sol’s new video

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The Kenya Film Classification Board CEO Ezekiel Mutua has expressed his disappointment after Sauti Sol dropped a new music video dubbed Melanin featuring Patoranking.

Mr Mutua who has been branded the “Kenya’s moral policeman” has threatened  to ban the Sauti Sol’s new music video, terming it inappropriate with full of nudity.

play Ezekiel Mutua with Big Ted (Courtesy)


He added that the, Boys Band has started taking the wrong direction with their music by defying the norms and expectations of the society.

“I have watched the video, the scenes are inappropriate and it’s full of nudity, obscenity and it should be saved for watershed period,” he said. “Sauti Sol is taking the wrong direction, defying the norms and expectations of the society, they don’t know that they can still be famous without being obscene,” Ezekiel Mutua told Citizen Digital.

play Poster for Melanin by Sauti Sol ft Patoranking (Courtesy)

He added that he will forward the song to experts in the board to classify it even though Sauti Sol are yet to submit it for classification.

The elements that we look at are the frequency, intensity, nudity and obscenity and Sauti sol’s is adult rated,” he said.

Mutua further criticised the band highlighting that they were also banned for their Nishike hit song that attracted alot of criticism from the moral police.

play Savara and Patoranking (Courtesy)


“Nishike was also condemned, Kenya is not a religious state but over 80% of Kenyans are conservatives, you cannot watch with your mother or your daughter that song, it is not suitable for family viewing” he said.

Mutua said the band can do romance without being immoral and the video was just a way of sustaining fame and gaining controversy.

play Sauti Sol's Melanin (Courtesy)


The song that was dropped on Tuesday has already garnered more than  190, 000 views on Youtube.

According to Sauti Sol, Ezekiel Mutua is not their target audience, and he should expect more from them because they crossing over to International market.

play Models in Sauti Sol's Video Melanin (Courtesy)


play Models in Sauti Sol's Video Melanin (Courtesy)



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