Political wave is changing day by day as we approach general election of Kenya. The long awaited general election of Kenya will be held on ninth August 2022. Azimio La Umoja and Kenya Kwanza alliance are the leading alliance in terms of influence in Kenya. Azimio La Umoja is led by former prime Minister Raila Odinga while Kenya Kwanza is led by Deputy president William Ruto.
Music Copyright Of Kenya Chief Executive Officer Ezekiel Mutua has clarified on the ongoing spat between Azimio Presidential Campaign Team and Kenya Boys Band Sauti Sol after using of their songs yesterday,last evening Sauti Sol had told campaign team that they are infringing their music copyright rules by using their songs,their concern was also highlighted by other bodies of regulating music copyright.
Over the past couple of days Kenya's most popular afro pop band Sauti Sol has been making headlines after demanding their synchronization rights from the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition over their hit song Extravaganza. The band did not back down even when they lost 2000 of their YouTube subscribers earlier this week.Fans seemed not impressed by the decision advising them to try sticking to music.However Bien , a member of the band clapped back on Twitter saying he only saw uneducated people behind the keyboards and that this same people would steal from them as well.He even shared memes on his Instagram story reacting to the treatment they were receiving.
After people celebrated nomination of Martha Karua as Raila's running mate on Monday using Extravaganza song, Souti Sol band did not take it kindly as they went ahead of accusing Raila led team of infringing copyright. In a statement issued on Monday May 16, Sauti Sol accused Azimio of using their Extravaganza song, as a soundtrack during the unveiling of Martha Karua as the Raila's running mate.
Ezekiel Mutua ,former Chairman of Kenya Film and Classification Board has spoken after Sauti Sol music band lost 2000 Youtube subscribers in just two days after announcing that they would sue Azimio Coalition. The band had resorted to sue The Azimio La Kenya Coalition for using their song without their knowledge or consent during the announcement of Martha Karua as the running mate of Azimio's presidential flag bearer Raila Odinga.
Kenyan famous band, Sauti Sol have today woke up with a lose of 2k subscribers from their YouTube channel. As seen on a post shared by a Kenyan local media house, the renowned musicians are now less 2k subscribers. This was revealed after Ezekiel Mutua opened up about the issue that sauti Sol sued Azimio party for using their song during campaign.
Sauti Soul in the course of the day had threatened to sue Raila's ODM campaign team for allegedly playing one of their song without obtaining their permission during a campaign rally. Raila's campaign team yesterday, May 16th played the nice song during the running mate launch at KICC.
Political wave is changing bit by bit as we approach general election of Kenya. The general election of Kenya will be held on ninth August 2022. This year general election of Kenya will be extraordinary since it will have more than 50 presidential candidates in the race. Azimio La Umoja led by former prime Minister Raila Odinga and Kenya Kwanza led by Deputy president William Ruto are the leading alliance in terms of influence in Kenya.
Recently,Sauti sol went ahead and decided that they will not allow their music to be "taken advantage of" by the on going political scenes in the country. The band issued a statement saying they do not associate themselves with any political party and candidate . This was followed by criticism from netizens who seemed not to be impressed by the decision and it seems that Kenyans were ready to prove their point to the band.
According to an interview with Citizen TV Kenya on Friday, Ezekiel Mutua addressed the Sauti Sol and Azimio issue. Ezekiel Mutua who is the current Chief Executive Officer of Music Copyright Society of Kenya disowned Sauti Sol music band over claims of copyright infringement by Azimio La Umoja presidential campaign.
The new CEO of the Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) Dr Ezekiel Mutua has asked Kenyans to refrain from unsubscribing from Sauti Sol's youtube channel. In his statement via twitter, he asked those who had unsubscribed from their channel to go back and subscribe because the band, Sauti Sol, remains one of the greatest band in Kenya.
The Kenya Kwanza Alliance Deputy presidential candidate said he took an emotional walk to thank his aunt for praying and fasting for him. The only surviving sister of my late mother has been fasting while praying for me. I went to inform her that God has answered her prayers and granted me the favour,he wrote.
Netizens Punish Sauti Sol By Unsubscribing To Their Youtube Channel After Picking A Fight With Raila
Sauti Sol picking a fight with Azimio La Umoja Presidential flag bearer will cost them heavily if they continue picking a fight with the former premier,this has been shown today after it emerged they have lost more than 2000 subscribers in their YouTube page,in a comment seen on social media,netizens promised to do a lot more worse in the coming days to punish the band for picking a war with Raila.
The issue between Azimio and Sauti Sol's band over adaptation of the Extravaganza song to create "unbwogable" phrase has gone to a far end leading the Azimio to unsubscribe from it. CEO of the Music Copyright Organization Mr Ezekiel Mutua has spoken concerning this matter. Ezekiel has warned the Azimio over this act.
According to a tweet by Dr. Ezekiel Mutua that stated that "Unsubscribing from @sautisol YouTube is a juvenile reaction. Rudini Haraka. We may have differences but we must not be blinded by politics to the point of hate. Let's deal with the issues at hand in a civil manner.
The immediate former Kenya Film Classification Board CEO Ezekiel Mutua has taken a swipe at those who are unsubscribing from Sauti Sol's YouTube channel. Taking to his twitter account, Mutua blasted those who had unsubscribed as he urged them to stop the act. This comes a day after about 2000 people unsubscribed from the band's YouTube account.
After Raila Odinga settled on Martha wangari Karua as his running mate, they used Sauti sol song ‘Extravaganza’ in their celebrations. As a result sauti sol music artists claimed that azimio la umoja raila odinga did not have any permission to use their song saying they are not in Azimio.
Ezekiel Mutua, Chief Executive Officer of Music Copyright Of Kenya, has clarified the ongoing feud between the Azimio Presidential Campaign Team and Kenya Boys Band Sauti Sol over the use of their songs yesterday. Sauti Sol had told the campaign team last evening that they were infringing on their music copyright rules by using their songs, and their concern was shared by other bodies that regulate music copyright.
The introduction of a music license took place just a few days ago. Bar owners, Matatu operators, event organisers, and bars now face a fine of up to Sh 500,000 if they fail to comply with the new regulations. Ezekiel Mutua, the chief executive officer of the newly formed Kenyan Music Copyright Society.
Ezekiel Mutua, the Chief Executive of the Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK), has chastised the Kenya Copyrights Board (Kecobo) for siding with music group Sauti Sol in a copyright dispute with the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition party. Dr. Mutua stated Kecobo's remark was false because Sauti Sol, as member of MCSK, turned over their copyright rights to the organization to run on their behalf.