Kenya Film Classification Board CEO Dr Ezekiel Mutua has banned Wamlambez and Tetema hit songs from being played outside clubs and bars.
Ezekiel Mutua passed the restriction claiming that the songs were pornographic and therefore were not suitable for public consumption.
“Tetema and wamlambez songs are strictly forbidden outside clubs and bars. It’s embarrassing to see even national leaders singing and dancing to the obscenity in public. The lyrics are dirty and not suitable for public consumption, especially children,” stated Dr Ezekiel Mutua.
Mutua further clarified that the board was not in a position to entirely ban the songs because the musicians used coded language.
“Both songs are pure pornography. While we may not ban them because they are coded, it’s important for the public to know that they are dirty and unsuitable for mixed company. Let them be restricted to clubs, strictly for adults,” said Dr Mutua.
Tetema which was a collaboration between Rayvanny and Diamond Platnumz has a whopping 27 million views on Youtube, while Wamlambez song by Sailors 254 has about 3.8 million views.
Sailors 254 is a musical group comprising of 5 members, Miracle Baby, Shalkido, Qoqos Juma, Lexxy Young and Masilver.