Takataka hitmaker Alvindo humbled, apologises to the nation

Lawyer Munga Wanjau, Dr. Ezekiel Mutua and Alvindo [Photo: Courtesy]

Takataka hitmaker Alvindo has today Thursday 2 presented himself to the Kenya Film and Classifications Board (KFCB) after weeks of back and forth with the regulatory body.

According to a statement from the board, KFCB’s meeting with Alvindo was fruitful and resulted in both parties reaching a mutual agreement.

Flanked by his lawyer Munga Wanjau, Alvindo apologised to his fans and pledged to create positive, “moral” music.

“I want to apologize to my fans and to promise them a second release that will embrace moral values… I am sorry I didn’t intend to incite jilted men against women,” he said.

In the agreement, the singer is reportedly expected to shelf his viral hit Takataka.

Takataka was banned by KFCB two weeks ago on grounds of obscenity and promoting misogyny.

“Broadcasting, exhibition, distribution (including online) or possession of this song is, therefore, a criminal offense.

“Moving forward, the song should not be performed live or broadcast anywhere within the Republic of Kenya. No DJ should play the song either on broadcast station or in entertainment joints,” the statement read.

Alvindo [Photo: Courtesy]

The singer was then summoned to appear before the board.

“The board will proceed to institute criminal proceedings against the artist in 14 days if he fails to respond to our summons for a meeting where he can be accompanied by his lawyer.”

A position criticised as an attempt to stifle creativity by Fast Cash Music Group proprietor and singer KRG The Don.

“This is a big let-down to the industry at large for giving such big positions to negative minded people who do nothing to make our industry better than yesterdays. In fact, they don’t even know what the artists go through just to produce even a single audio track! Anyways we shall continue to produce music regardless of what they do or say. Art is Art and no one can stop it....” said KRG.

Following indications that he will ignore the summons, KFCB boss Ezekiel Mutua revealed on Sunday, April 26, that the body was coordinating with detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in hunting down the singer.

“The materials will be used as exhibits in charging the culprits. Police are also narrowing down on the producer and composer of the song "Takataka" banned recently by the Board for its misogynistic relics,” posted Mutua.


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