When Alvin aka Alvindo woke up this morning we highly doubt that he thought he would be trending AGAIN! We all know that people in the media definitely want to trend, but for the right reasons not that your song has been BANNED by Kenya Films and Classification Board Chairman Ezekiel Mutua.
The chairman said in a statement via his official twitter handle that “@infokcb has made a decision to restrict the song ‘TakaTaka’ bu Alvin aka Alvindo. The song produced by @FastCashMusicke is restricted due to its obscene and degrading lyrics that advocate for violence against women by equating them to trash.”
As much as we understand where Mr Mutua is coming from we would like to point out that relationships gone bad are inspirations for millions of musicians who have song even worse songs than TakaTaka. We feel that this move by KFCB will discourage upcoming artists to produce and distribute their music out of fear of retribution. In our opinion, KFCB should have called for dialogue on the issue because it goes without saying that violence against women is on the rise and they are in the perfect position to start this conversation. This is simply because those that consume the content that they regulate need to learn the importance of protecting their women before it is too late.