Nairobi, KENYA: You will not be hearing ‘taka taka’ song anymore.
Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has banned the song by Alvin aka Alvindo that gained popularity about three months ago.
Speaking at a press briefing in Nairobi, KFCB boss Ezekiel Mutua said the song, produced by Fast Cash Music Company, is restricted due to its obscene and degrading lyrics that advocate violence against women.
The song which has not gotten much airplay on radio or television has at least a million views on YouTube.
“The board notes with great concern that the song was not submitted for examination and classification,” said Mutua.
“As such, it contravenes section 12(2) of the Films and stage Plays act. Broadcasting exhibition, distribution (including online) or possession of this song is, therefore, a criminal offense,” he added.
KFCB has banned the song from being played on tv, radio, clubs and other entertainment joints.
“The song is a primitive piece of art that should not be celebrated in any way by the society,” said Mutua.
The ban comes amid an increase of cases of murders and attacks on women by their boyfriends, husbands, stalkers and even those they have rejected.
Current cases that have turned heads are that of Moi University student Ivy Wangechi who was hacked to death by an alleged ex in Eldoret and the Pwani University female student who was attacked and stabbed several times by a Kenyatta University male student for allegedly sending him back the money he had sent her.
Ivy Wangechi will be buried on Thursday.