Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) C.E.O Ezekiel Mutua has banned Daimond and Harmonize’s hit song ‘Kwangaru’ from being performed or listened to by school going children.
Though the ban comes 11 months after the song hit airwaves, Mutua maintains that it is eroding kids minds.
“Dances and discos must be regulated to ensure foreign artistes do not flock to Kenya to erode our values, cultures and tradition. Why do they perform music that has been banned in their countries to Kenya?” he said
He added that kids have been picking the lyrics which are actually eroding the Kenyan culture.
“It will not be business as usual, foreign musicians who are coming to undermine our cultures and values, children are singing for their mothers inama inama even in schools,” he added
Speaking during a meeting with players at the Mombasa Beach Hotel, Mutua said the government will make it difficult for people whose contents have been banned in their countries to operate in Kenya.
He also lashed out at the international artistes saying they are denying Kenya it’s revenues.
“They collaborate with clubs and pay directly to their countries of origin so they do not pay taxes. They fly here like hero’s and superstars, perform and go, and the monies wired directly to their countries of origin, People who invite Diamond and other people to perform here even content that has been banned in Tanzanian and any other country. Abetting the process of evading taxation because when you make a contract with that musician and wire the money directly you are denying the government taxes. That is corruption” Mutua said