Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua has given a thumbs up to “Firirida”, the celebratory jig by Dick ‘Munyonyi’ Njoroge.
According to Dr. Mutua, ‘Firirida’ is the kind of clean and entertaining content that KFCB has been demanding from Kenyan artists.
Dr. Mutua says that the song has been approved by the board for consumption by people of all ages.
“FIRIRINDA (Free rinda) is the kind of content we want… The song is approved by KFCB for consumption by people of all ages,” said Dr. Mutua, who has has been at loggerheads with a section of local artists. He accuses them of producing vulgar content that promote moral decay in the society.
Ezekiel Mutua also says that ‘Firirida’ is a kind of song that portrays the African culture in a positive way.
“It’s a nice traditional song based in Kenya’s culture… It depicts the warmth and joy of welcoming visitors (the African way)!” Ezekiel Mutua added.
Firirinda is a kikuyu traditional song which was first premiered in 1986. The song was also performed during President Uhuru Kenyatta’s wedding in 1991.
The song has gone viral on social media in the last few days. Facebook, YouTube and TikTok users are dancing to its catchy tune, and spawning imitations.
When Murang’a and Kiambu County Assemblies passed the BBI Bill on Tuesday, MCAs danced the song in celebration.