Why KFCB has banned the hit song ‘Takataka’

Upcoming musician Alvido/Credit/Alvido.

The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has banned the viral song ‘Takataka’ by upcoming rapper Alvindo.

KFCB Chairman Ezekiel Mutua took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce the official ban of the song which has been all the airwaves since the beginning of this year.

According to Mutua, the tune of the song was not only degrading to women, but also advocating for violence against the female gender.

“The KFCB has made a decision to restrict the song Takataka by Alvin aka Alvindo. The song produced by Fast Cash MusicKe is restricted due to its obscene and degrading lyrics that advocate for violence against women by equating them to trash,” reads a tweet from Mutua’s official Twitter handle.

The KFCB boss noted that the restriction was made possible because the song was never submitted to the board for examination and approval as dictated by Section 12 (2) of the Films and Stage Plays Act CAP 222.

It is now illegal to be found playing the song in public areas like clubs, matatus or any of the radio or TV stations. It is also likely to be pulled down from YouTube.

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