Ethic music group has issued an apology after Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua called for their arrest over their new song ‘Tarimbo’ which he said promoted violence against women.
“It has come to our attention that our latest single ‘Tarimbo’ has stirred up mixed reactions and elicited various negative interpretations from different quarters. As recording artists, it is our sole duty to entertain our fans and NOT deploy our content to propagate hate against any person, most importantly women,”
“As artists, we are sons to our mothers, brothers to our sisters, uncles to our nieces and friends to our female friends and fans, and it is not in any way our intention to publicize violence or rape against these highly revered individuals in our community”
“As Ethic Entertainment, we are truly remorseful for any dolor caused by the lyrics to our single, and for every single person that was triggered to a displeasing memory or emotion by it, receive our sincere apologies. Rest assured that no disrespect was intended”
Early last week, Ezekiel Mutua had asked the DCI to arrest members of the music group over what he termed as “going beyond the prescribed limits of expression”.
“The DCI should arrest the entire bunch of musicians called Ethic, under Article 33, for going beyond the prescribed delimitations on freedom of expression by advocating for violence against women,” KFCB CEO posted on Facebook.
“I have even spoken to Google to take down the damn crap called Tarimbo by Ethic Entertainment which advocates for the rape of women. Promoting violence against women is criminal,” Ezekiel Mutua added.