Kenya Film Classification Board boss Dr. Ezekiel Mutua has with an immediate eefect banned the “Takataka” song bt Alvin who is commonly known by the name Alvindo.
The song has so far had over a million views and was really doing well on youtube with many youths dancing to the tune.
KFCB CEO Ezekiel Mutua described the song as primitive and abusive to “our sensibilities as a people and cannot be condoned.”
“The song Takataka is characterised by crude language that objectifies women and glorifies hurting them as normal reaction to rejection of overtures by men,” he said at a press conference held at the Board offices in Nairobi Today.
He also noted with great concern that the song was never submitted to the board for classification in the first place.
“Moving forward, the song should not be performed live or broadcasted anywhere within the Republic of Kenya. No Dj should play the song either on a broadcast station or in any entertainment,” read part of the statement.
The board noted that there have been too many spousal deaths in the recent past and such kind of music and content has encouraged this kind of violence. Mutua pleaded with media houses to have a partnership with Kenyans and to block such music from their own judgment.
“Some of the artistes sing such music to sound controversial and gain following upon which they make money,” he noted saying this is a growing culture of demonic influence.
As a result, Alvin has been summoned by the Board and given a two-week ultimatum to appear before the board failure to which legal action will be taken against him.The artiste will also risk revoking of his membership in any of the three Content Management Organizations (CMOs) including the Music Copyright Society of Kenya, Kenya Association of Music producers and Performing Rights Society of Kenya.
If you have not listened to the song here is a glimpse of it before it is taken down.