Ezekiel Mutua Puts a Ban on Sauti Sol's New Video

Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua has banned the new Sauti Sol video, Melanin, from being aired on any channel between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m.

In a statement, Mr Mutua stated that the song was not suitable for general family viewing.

The KFCB boss described the video as gross and unfit to be watched by children adding that the video objectifies women and particularly the girl child.

Mutua, however, clarified that the board had not entirely banned the video as it recognises the freedom of adults to watch any content.

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The band released the song on November 20 and it got positive reviews since it celebrated black women.

“The Board will not hesitate to take action against any broadcaster or exhibitor who shows the film during the watershed period and in establishments where children are at risk of viewing,” Mutua stated.

Melanin video is gross and not suitable for children. It also objectifies women under the guise of black beauty,” he added.

Three years ago, Sauti Sol’s popular video Nishike was banned owing to it’s explicit nature.

Mr Mutua advised the band to compose romantic songs without being immoral, further accusing them of releasing the controversial video with an intent of gaining fame.

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