Takataka hit maker Alvin aka Alvindo has defended his song saying it was not meant to incite anybody, days after being banned by the Kenya Film Classification Board CEO Dr Ezekiel Mutua.
Takataka hit maker Speaks out days after Ezekiel Mutua banned his song
Here is Alvindo's stand
According to Alvindo, the Song “Takataka” was an expression of what he was going through at that particular time.
He argued that everyone is entitled to freedom of expression and therefore banning the song seems to be infringing on his rights to express his feelings.
“The song basically talks about what I was going through at that particular moment. There is freedom of expression and that is what I was doing as a Kenyan. I dedicated the song to my ex-girlfriend, who had left me. Even before the song, there have been breakup stories and people have been left, including myself, and so I have not incited anyone” said Alvindo in an Interview with Kiss 100.
Alvindo further stated that the lyrics to his song that prompted its ban were just some form of artistic expression meant to add flavour to the song.
“It was a way of adding flavour to the song. I have never been to a witch doctor and I don’t intend to do so” added Alvindo.
KFCB bans Takataka
On Tuesday, KFCB banned “Takataka” from being played on TV and radio due to ‘its potential to normalize gender violence and degradation of women.
“@InfoKfcb ha s 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).
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