A group of Kenyan hip hop artists have released a gay rights anthem for the African continent that has gone viral – but the Kenyan Classification Board is trying to ban the song.
Hip hop group Art Attack remixed Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ hit song Same Love, adding their own lyrics and video, and since the song was posted on YouTube on 15 February it has been listened to almost 50,000 times.
The Kenyan Classification Board says it has banned the song on the grounds that it goes against Kenya’s moral standards.
The board claims to have authority over the video as the filmmakers did not obtain a filming licence to film the video in Kenya.
However YouTube has ignored requests for the video to be taken down and so anybody in the world can still listen to the song.
In the song Art Attack give a shout out to the various LGBTI communities in Africa but single out Uganda and Nigeria for special mention.
‘This song goes out to the new slaves, the new blacks, the new jews – the new minorities for who we need a civil rights movement,’ Art Attack say during the song’s into.
‘Maybe a sex rights movement – especially in Africa, everywhere. This goes out to you, I feel you.’
Check out the video below