The Kenya Film Classifications Board CEO, Ezekiel Mutua, has always been vocal about condemning the controversial nature of the Gengetone music genre.
According to the no-nonsense moral watchdog, he publicly questioned if parents of Gengetone artists take pride in their kids’ work since many Kenyan teens have veered off the road with no guidance as a result.
His sentiments have come after many thought the Kenyan Music industry was dead and gone but after the emergence of Gengetone music, Kenyan’s music industry has been revived to some extent.
The gengetone genre has brought forth amazing new faces and talents but the genre mostly thrives on explicit music videos and vulgar lyrics which have propelled some Kenyans to boycott against that kind of music.
As a result, various Kenyans have launched campaigns against Gengetone artists with many suggesting to the government to ban or regulate it so as to keep the younger generation safe from lewd lyrics.
On Wednesday, November 25th, Frustrated Mutua asked parents of Gengetone artists through his Twitter if they enjoy listening to their children’s dirty lyrics.
The KFCB boss went on to mention that Mbogi Genje and their song Kidungi as he wondered why parents remain quiet while their children are promoting immorality through their craft and music videos.
”Those kids who do Kidungi and Mbogi Genje or whatever, whose kids are these? Are their parents proud of them? Those kids who sing dirty things or post their n…des on social media, whose kids are they? Don’t they have parents?” Mutua wrote.
His concerns were also echoed by other disappointed Kenyans who flocked across his social media platforms to show support
Those kids who do Kidungi and bongi genje or whatever, ni watoto wa nani? Are their parents proud of them? Those kids who sing dirty things or post their nudes on social media, whose kids are they? Don't they have parents? #KFCBonChildProtection pic.twitter.com/YGkJKBXsgI
— Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, MBS (@EzekielMutua) November 25, 2020