Why Latest Music Sensation ‘Gengetone’ Might Suffer Quick Death


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Kenyan music has started rocking East Africa and even the whole continent of Africa after years of being rejected even at its own motherland all thanks to the fast rising Gengetone bands.

These youngsters are slowly changing the music norm and very soon Kenya will have its own musical identity just like Kwaito is for South Africa, Bongo for Tanzania and Afrobeat for Nigeria.

The artists behind the rebrand of Gengetone which was back in the days only identified as Genge are Ethic Entertainment, Sailors band, the Ochungulo Family, Rico Gang, and Boondocks Gang.

However, Gengetone might not last for long because it’s too vulgar, lacks content hence making it unable to engage any corporate for endorsements and sponsorship.

As you all now, for any artist to survive in the industry, they need corporate support, getting your music played on the airwaves is not enough.

Not only the songs are too vulgar but also their videos are also raunchy.

A few months ago, one of Gengetone hit song Wamlambez by Sailors was banned from playing in public places because of sexual innuendos contained in the lyrics.

According to Kenya Film Classification Board chief executive, Ezekiel Mutua who banned the song said that the song is pornography and that it should only be played in night clubs and bars and not in public spaces where children are likely to be.

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“The songs are pure pornography. While we may not ban them because they are coded, it is important for the public to know that they are dirty and unsuitable for mixed company. Let them be restricted to clubs, for adults only!” tweeted Dr. Mutua.

This is just the beginning of the downfall of Gengetone if these youngsters will continue to produce songs with no content, too vulgarise and with raunchy videos.





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