Popular group Ethic has released a statement apologizing for their new song “Tarimbo” which has become a controversial topic.
KFCB boss Ezekiel Mutua led Kenyans by claiming the song was too dirty and advocated rape.
In their statement, the group apologized saying that they did not intend to be disrespectful even though the lyrics were negatively interpreted.
“As Ethic Entertainment, we are truly remorseful for any dolor caused by the lyrics to our single, and for every single person that was triggered to a displeasing memory or emotion by it, receive our sincere apologies. Rest assured that no disrespect was intended” reads the Tweet.
They added that they did not advocate for rape because they are part of the community which supports them.
“…As artists, we are sons to our mothers, brothers to our sisters, uncles to our nieces and friends to our female friends and fans, and it is not in any way our intention to publicize violence or rape against these highly revered individuals in our community.” they wrote.
Radio presenter Kamene Goro has revealed that sometimes female friends are the ones who mislead a woman when she’s caught up in an ugly situation.
Goro was speaking in an interview with True Love, where she revealed that some time ago her man was cheating but her friends asked her to stick with him.
“Women contribute to each other’s suffering by misleading each other. He cheated on me till I tried suicide yet I was still being told to hang on. Hang on to what? What kind of role model are you to your daughters when that is the standard you are setting?” she told True Love.
She added that this are some of the reasons why people end up depressed because you are styaing with someone you don’t love.
“Towards the end of my marriage I was depressed. I popped about 70 sleeping pills to end it all. But just when I started to feel woozy, I heard a still voice asking, do you not trust me handle this for you. Thankfully there was an AAR a few doors from where I lived. I drove myself there and got my stomach pumped,” she said.
“The kids will be messed up if you stay despite the cheating, the beating and him not providing. You owe it to them to give yourself better life. Only one woman told me I didn’t deserve that kind of treatment and if I loved myself I should leave. That was five days before the relationship ended.”
The group quickly communicated that Sesska was alive through Twitter setting the record straight.
“Seska is very much okay. they lost a friend to the group and when they shot the video sending out their condolence message Seska was not there and that is why the rumors started. it is just a miscommunication. Unfortunatley we can disclose on who they lost for now.” they said.
Seska Is Perfectly FINE. All the rumors are unfounded
It seems like Ethic Entertainment can’t just escape random beatings in their lives.
First it was SWAT who was given a thorough beating by Umoja residents several weeks ago after they confused him for a thief.
During the weekend, another assault at the Koroga Festival were they performed left four of their members; Dj, hypeman, Zilla and their driver, all hospitalized. The four got a beating from KK security company and some of the festival organizers after an altercation.
The group has now vowed to sue the security company following the attack.
“It’s with deep regret that we have to post this. Koroga festival called us and told us to perform as the headliners for the Koroga festival Saturday edition. We’d done one event with them previously and since we had no issues the last time and also because it is a huge platform, we obviously jumped at the opportunity to perform again. This time, However, the treatment we got from them was more than hostile. As we speak four of our members including our Dj, hypeman , Zilla and our driver are all in hospital, brutally injured by Guards from the K9 security company and other festival organizers. We want to state that we will be seeking legal redress as we need due compensation from Koroga and K9 security group for our medical bills et al.
“As we push Kenyan music to the world we hope that one day,Kenyan artists will one day be treated the same as artists from other countries. The Saturday event this time surpassed all expectations and is definitely going to surpass their Sunday one. You know why? Because we Kenyan artists have worked our asses off to finally get Kenyans to support their own. And this is an agenda we’re willing to push to the very end. To all our loyal fans we’re simply asking that you support our cause. #Justiceforethic#RespectKenyanartists” Ethic Entertainment wrote on their official Instagram page.
Several artists have come out to stand with them saying the Kenyan industry is usually biased depending on where you come from.
Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja has joined hundreds of thousands of youths who support Ethic Entertainment.
Speaking in an interview on Radio Citizen the politician confessed that Ethic and Ochungulo Family are the new kids on the block who are proving to very talented.
“It’s (Figa) become a very popular song, the video was done very well. There are people who might debate the content, but I think it’s expression and it’s art and we must support our young artists,” said Sakaja.
Many people have said that Ethic’s songs lack content. Sakaja said that people who share such believes don’t understand the music because they are not in the target market.
“We have a classification, we have music that is appropriate for a particular age, so if you choose and that is your type of stuff then enjoy it.” he added.
Sajaka urged Kenyans to continue supporting talent because it helps youth get employment. He said Ethic would have fallen into crime if they didn’t to music.
“These young guys were about to fall into crime if you know their story very well, but today they are earning a living, so young people should follow their example,” he added.
The group that has four members, Swat, Rekles, Zilla and Seska has released yet another banger called “Figa”. Figa has Kamene Goro as the video vixen and is the first song from the group since landing a deal from AI records.
The video was done by VJ One and features media personality Goro in the video dancing with the young kids who are taking over the music industry.
Speaking of their signing, Ethic’s manager, John Mbugua said, “We are thrilled to join AI Records, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group, Africa, and look forward to making good music and putting Kenya on the global arena.
“It’s a great opportunity for us musically, as it gives us a leg-up in coming up with projects that will leverage our influence and appeal in crossing the borders with our music.”
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