Moral police Ezekiel Mutua claims victory, saying that YouTube has taken down Ethic’s song Soko which he blasted for promoting indecent behaviour.
“We are pleased to report that the video Soko by Ethic Entertainment has now been taken down from YouTube following the complaint we filed yesterday. The Board will take up the matter with security agencies to ensure that the culprits face the law for promoting defilement of girls,” said Dr Mutua, who is the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) chief executive officer.
On Sunday, April 19, Dr Mutua blasted the song’s producer accusing them of promoting a rape culture as well as prostitution and paedophilia.
“Do these perverted producers have children? How does a sane adult try to normalize rape, prostitution or paedophilia in the name of Gengetone hits? The video Soko by Ethic is despicable immorality that should be condemned by all right-thinking people,” said the KFCB boss.
Recently, Dr Mutua also criticised the Utawezana song by Femi One and Mejja, which was popularised by content creator Azziad Nasenya.
Dr Mutua accused the Utawezana hitmakers of misusing digital technology to promote immorality by creating, broadcasting, distributing or exhibiting immorality and unpalatable content.
“Our artistes must not glorify immorality in the guise of creativity. The Okonkwo Utawezana nonsense is a shallow, bizarre sexual perversion. There’s absolutely nothing creative there. That lady would be ashamed to sing such crap before her mother,” Mutua said.
According to Mutua, artistes should be focused on creating content that inspires hope and helps society to deal with the current challenges during this COVID-19 pandemic.
“Right now kids are at home and have access to technology as an essential tool for their studies. It’s wrong to have content that can ruin their morals being circulated with wanton abandon. It’s worse when mainstream media begins to glorify such dirty content by giving the creators airtime on TV or Radio,” the KFCB boss added in a statement on his social media platforms.
Fortunately for Femi One and Mejja, the KFCB boss did not register a complaint with YouTube over their song.