KFCB calls for Ethic’s arrest over lewd lyrical content
The heated war between the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) chief executive officer Ezekiel Mutua and the current wave of the Kenyan music content is yet to come to a halt.
Recently, the board raised an issue on a song done by Ethic Entertainment titled Tarimbo, which seemingly promotes violence against women.
Mutua took the issue with the group and insisted that the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) should arrest the group for going beyond the prescribed delimitations on freedom of expression by advocating for violence against women.
Ethic, on the other hand, issued an apology saying via their twitter account saying, “As Ethic Entertainment, we are truly remorseful for any dolour 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.”
We are yet to witness any further developments surrounding the issue, but we are keeping tabs on it. So, keep it right here.
Meanwhile, the KFCB has unveiled its Clean Content Ambassador for Nairobi region.
Tobbias Mulwa was given the mandate for producing music that meets the board’s required threshold.
According to the KFCB, he was nominated after a rigorous process that focused on his proven track record of quality production, exhibition and distribution of content, as well as the scope and reach of his music.
“We sought to identify artistes that would change the narrative that content has to be dirty, sexualised or vulgar for it to sell,” said Mutua.
Besides meeting the requirements of the KFCB's Clean Content Ambassador, Mulwa is expected — with the support of the Board — to identify and nurture talents among young musicians in the Nairobi region, as well as mentor them in the journey to becoming responsible and successful artistes.