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Ethic Crew issue apology over ‘Soko’ Song following uproar

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Gengetone Group Ethic entertainment has been forced to apologize to their fans following the backlash over their song ‘Soko’ whose video premiered on Youtube on Sunday 19th April.

The song received heavy criticism on social media with many netizens calling out the group for releasing a song that seems to advocate for rape and Pedophilia.

Following the outcry, the group now says it was not their intention to portray the lyrics in such away.

“We owe an apology to our fans who have been nothing but supportive throughout our Journey. It has come to our attention that our recently released Soko video has unintentionally promoted Paedophilic culture. We Are therefore sending out sincere apologies to all our fans and viewers at large. As a result, we have made sure the video has been taken down, it’s inaccessible and we shall not further upload it. We have noted an exchange on Twitter under Swat’s name and we move to confirm that it is an impersonation as Swat does not own a Twitter account. Over and above we sincerely apologize and we are working to release better music content in the future. We appreciate the feedback and we are also grateful for your continued patience. We love you all” Ethic said

Earlier, Kenya Film Classification Board CEO Ezekiel Mutua took to social media to call out the group over the.

 

“Do these perverted producers have children? How does a sane adult try to normalize rape, prostitution or pedophilia in the name of Gengetone hits? The video ‘Soko’ by Ethic is despicable immorality that should be condemned by all right-thinking people,” he wrote

Moments later Mutua confirmed that the song had been pulled down from Youtube adding that he will ensure Ethic faces the law.

“We are pleased to report that the video Soko by Ethic Entertainment has now been taken down from YouTube following the complaint we filed yesterday. The Board will take up the matter with security agencies to ensure that the culprits face the law for promoting defilement of girls” read Ezekile Mutua’s tweet.

This is not the first time Ethic’s song is being pulled down from YouTube. In November last year, their song ‘Tarimbo’ was also deleted from YouTube on grounds that it was advocating for rape and violence among women.

“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. Any self-respecting DJ should not play these songs. No club should allow music that advocates for violence against women.” wrote Ezekiel Mutua.

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