Embarambamba ordered to delete all his songs on social platforms

Following a meeting called in response to his “indecent content,” controversial gospel singer Christopher Mosioma, also known as Embarambamba, received instructions from the Kenya Film Classification Board on Monday.

Following the meeting, KFCB issued a statement ordering the singer to remove all music videos from his YouTube channel and other social media accounts within the final two days of their initial demand notice.

The Board threatened to take further legal action against the singer if they didn’t comply with their request.

In addition, he was told to make sure he obtained a filming license before starting any new projects and to send all of his music videos to KFCB for review and age-appropriate classification.

“Embarambamba was hard-pressed to explain why he had blatantly contravened Sections 4 (Part II) and 12 of the Cap 222 governing the creation, broadcasting, possession, distribution, and exhibition of audio-visual content in Kenya.”

“The artist was further put to task over the use of vulgarity, nudity, indecency, and violent dancing styles in his content, specifically in the ‘Niko Uchi’ song, among others,” KFCB said.


The board said that Embarambamba agreed to adhere to the advisory issued by the film classification authority.

KFCB urged content creators to produce content that promotes Kenya’s culture, moral values, and national aspirations, while ensuring that children are not exposed to inappropriate content.

Last week, gospel artists Embarambamba and William Getumbe were ordered to pull down their latest songs from across all media platforms for violating the Films and Stage Plays Act.

SEE: Embarambamba criticizes musician Getumbe over vulgar songs

KFCB acting CEO Nelly Muluka said their songs titled ‘Niko Uchi’ and ‘Yesu Ninyandue’ respectively contravene the law and threaten the safety of children and the general public at large.

She said the circulation of the songs on social media has also sparked public outcry.

“The song titled ‘Niko Uchi’, which is purported gospel, invites ridicule to the Christian religion, contains nudity and vulgarity,” Muluka said.

“It has further been noted that some of the artist’s dancing styles are violent and others present imitable behaviour, which if copied by children/minors, can be dangerous and disastrous,” she added.

Embarambamba rose to fame largely by executing vigorous dance moves and acrobatic manoeuvres that often leave his audience bewildered.

In most of his live acts and videos, he jumps on roofs, hangs on roofing trusses, rolls in muddy puddles, chases cattle, uproots crops and climbs trees.

In the latest video that has caused uproar, he is seen dancing naked in the middle of a river.

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