KFCB (Kenya Films Classification Board) is back on their BS. This time, the CEO (Google the guy) has decided to ban the song Wamlambez by Sailors gang. You know, this song:
And 3 months and 3.4 million views later, KFCB has decided to speak up about the video and their disdain for it. But this wasn’t the only song banned. Tetema was also banned including its later iterations:
And all the videos have been banned 6 months after the fact and it is really interesting to see this happen. What we at Kiss 1000 are wondering is whether the clarion call of “wamlambez?” and its response of “wamnyonyez!” has also been banned. We also wonder what the penalty is for responding in turn to the call or even initiating it.
In banning the songs from being played in public, however, the logic given was,
Tetema and Wamlambez songs are strictly forbidden outside of 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 mixed company or where children are likely to be watching or listening. 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, for adults only!