Kenyan Boy Band Sauti Sol has expressed discontentment in a fan who reached out to KFCB Boss Ezekiel Mutua with a petition to have their hit song “Suzanna’ banned over claims that it promotes incest.
“So someone sent a complaint to KFCB early today that Suzanna promotes incest. But why. Thank you Dr Ezekeile Mutua, MBS. Damn! These streets aren’t safe 👀 😂😂😂” reacted Sauti Sol.
The Sauti Sol’s reaction came hours after Mutua made the petition public stating that his Broadcast Monitoring team had given “Suzanna” a clean bill of health and it was suitable for family viewing.
Clean bill of health
“This complaint was brought to our attention this morning. It’s in regard to a song by @sautisol. I submitted it to our Broadcast Monitoring team for analysis and it has been given a clean bill of health and rated as GE (General Exhibition), i.e suitable for all family viewing” tweeted Ezekiel Mutua.
The fan in question had argued that “Sauti Sol’s hit Suzanna alias Senje should be banned by Kenyans Film Classification Board. Senje is Luhya for aunt- sister of your father. How then can it be that a nephew and his aunt have a relationship? To fall in love with your father’s sister unheard of, incestuous, an abomination and illegal. Sauti Sol have lost the way on this one and should be punished. The song will corrupt the youth and should already be been proscribed. KFCB chairman Ezekiel Mutua should do the necessary”
Sauti Sol’s die-hard fans who were angered by the petition, joined the conversation saying it originated from someone who is just jealous of their (Sauti Sol) success.
Suzzana was the first single to be released (Feb 7, 2020) by Sauti Sol off their much anticipated fourth Studio album, Midnight Train. Its has garnered over 8 million views on YouTube.
brian_shizol “Concerned citizen mefiiiiiiiii😂.. huyo ni confussed citizen😂😂nway sisi Kama senje battalion we forgive him/her abarikiwe na correct sence😂”
tino_orente “Wow 🤣🤣🤣 they probably have silicon on their bum bum and are shaking what their Dr gave them 😂😂😂”
masita_mark “How is it promoting incest😂😂😂 ….i think mutai kagwe should also be announcing mental health victims”
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This pic probably violates the social distancing rule but it was taken earlier in the year during our album shoot. We haven't seen each other in a while and this is the closest we can be together apart. – – If you were to caption it, what would you say? Some folks would be like "African parents waiting for everything to get back to normal so that you can explain why you were on Quarantine Radio wasting milk."
carol.wambo.583 “My favorite song🔥🔥❤️,,,,watu watajiju”
tmistah “Kamati ya roho mbaya hukuwa kila mahali”
kalekyemumo “Waaa like WTH??? Where?? 🤦🏾♀️ I can’t with jealous people”
chriskirwa “Hapa ndio Muna Sema phew 😢😢😀😀 Halafu munatoa kapambio kama kaa muungano choir 😎 video pale uhuru Park na muvae nguo ziko na colour ya Flag ya kenya 🇰🇪”
andeka.ivy “Lol! The word ‘senje’ has caused confusion to some minuscule brains🤣🤣🤣”
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OUR 5TH STUDIO ALBUM #MIDNIGHTTRAIN DROPS ON JUNE 5TH! Pre-add/ pre-save it now on @applemusic and @spotify to instantly add our new jam BRIGHTER DAYS to your library and playlist. LINK IN BIO. Aaand just coz we love you, the new video premieres today at 10am (EAT) on YouTube. #BrighterDays @umgsa Photography: @osborne_macharia Styling: @kevoabbra2