ZBC ban Ex-Q song over ‘sexual’ content
Popular urban groover Ex-Q has had his latest song and video More Kusipakiwa struck down by the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) allegedly because the content is sexually explicit.
The state-owned ZBC which has a monopoly on all radio and television channels in the country has instructed its presenters not to play the song. In an interview with the Daily News website Enock Munhenga (a.k.a Ex-Q) said he had been told ‘the song promotes promiscuity.’
Sivukile Simango who works as the ZBC public relations manager said Ex-Q’s song “corrupted the psyche of Zimbabwean children”. She blasted musicians like Ex-Q and Maskiri for ‘creating filth’.
“There is no way that such music will find its way in. We cannot allow music that promotes prostitution to be played on air,” Simango added.
But as the Daily News points out this has not stopped Zanu PF campaign videos which feature women wriggling their ample behinds simulating sex. The songs are performed by Mbare Chimurenga Choir.
Meanwhile the consolation for Ex-Q is that his song is still being sold on CDs, DVDs and is widely played in night clubs.
Another young artist to produce a ‘sexually explicit’ video a few months ago was YOZ. The song Kamwana Aka, clearly was not intended for mainstream radio and TV. Watch the video below: