Singer Alvindo, has released the video for his first single dubbed Taka Taka. Interestingly, the video debuted a few days after Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua banned the song.
In a statement, Mutua explained that the song had been restricted due to “its obscene and degrading lyrics that advocate for violence against women by equating them to trash.”
To some extent, I seem to agree with Mutua. However, I don’t think it really necessitated a ban because doing so only makes it popular. It doesn’t serve the purpose at all.
Alvindo and his manager KRG The Don knew this too well. As such, it does not come as a surprise that they hurried to release the video even after the song had been banned.
The video, which was directed by Deska Torres, has already clocked 72,000 views on YouTube two days after it was released. From the look of things, it will hit a million views in four weeks or so.
In as much as I don’t think the song is worth writing about, I really loved how the video brought the song to life with various scenes depicting what Alvindo went through in the hands of his ex.
If you don’t know, the song is all about Alvindo’s ex girlfriend and how she put him through a lot and eventually dumped him. It is a diss track to his ex.
The video helps paint a good picture in people’s minds. As it begins, there a scene where Alvindo is visiting a witchdoctor to cast a spell on his ex girlfriend.
There’s also a scene that shows him working as a vendor at Burma Maket. As he leaves work, his girlfriend ambushes him and takes away all the money that he had made on that day.
The lass then meets up with another guy who takes her out on a date. The two are seen enjoying themselves so much so that you would think the lass is single.
The video features popular Kenyan comedians such as Eddie Butita, Shaniqwa, DJ Shiti. They play various roles and helped bring the song to life in the best way possible.
Watch Taka Taka video below and tell us what you think.
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December 6, 2019