Kenyan hitmakers Ethic Entertainment are on the receiving end of some serious backlash following the release of their latest song, ‘Soko’.
Gengetone artists Ethic have been blasted for normalizing the rape culture and paedophilia in the name of releasing hits. A line in the song that has irked many reads, “tight kama katoto kachanga.”
This caught the attention of Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) chief executive Ezekiel Mutua who recently revealed that he reported the song to YouTube and it has has since been hidden.
The moral cop also wants the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to arrest and prosecute the producers of the song for child abuse and pedophilia allegations.
“We have gotten in touch with Google, who owns YouTube. We want that channel suspended. That video is disgusting. It’s promoting child abuse and pedophilia, we cannot condone it,” Mutua said.
“We are also going to pursue this matter with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI). This time, we are also going for the producers, not just the artists. I mean, why would you produce such content? We will begin shutting down those studios,” Mutua warned. He further noted that the video depicted immorality and needed to be condemned.
“Do these perverted producers have children? How does a sane adult try to normalize rape, prostitution or pedophilia in the name of gengetone hits? The video ‘Soko’ by Ethic Entertainment is a despicable piece of immorality that should be condemned by all right-thinking people,” Mutua said.
This is not the first time that Mutua is on Ethic’s case, last year, Ethic had to apologize and rework their song ‘Tarimbo’ as the song’s lyrics insinuated rape.
Issues between Ethic and Mutua started last year as they clashed when the group released Tarimbo, whose lyrics some claimed promoted rape.
Mutua said ‘Soko’ was worse than Tarimbo: “When they did Tarimbo, it was terrible, and they were given a warning. They were informed that if they continue putting out such dirty content, their channel would be suspended.”