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Film board boss advises artistes to produce ‘healthy’ music

The Kenya Film Classification Board has cautioned artistes against producing music that promotes immorality.

Speaking at Kamuthanga Secondary School in Machakos on Saturday, chief executive officer Ezekiel Mutua said the board will ban obscene music, stage plays and films that are deemed improper for public consumption.

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Dr Mutua said he will exercise the powers accorded Films and Stage Plays CAP 222 to mete punishments on those who go against the law.

“This is not only [a] campaign to clean the airwaves on TV and radios, but also to get rid of inappropriate content that is being played in restaurants, public service vehicles,” he said.

The chair advised musicians not to be fooled that only songs that carry explicit sexual content become popular.

He also said the board will not bow down to detractors questioning its mandate of moral policing.

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