Ethic Entertainment Biography
Ethic Entertainment is a Kenyan afro-pop music group formed in Nairobi in 2018 by its four members, namely Swat, Reckless, Zila, and Seska.
The ” Lamba Lolo” hitmaker group was named the best new artists in the industry by Mdundo since they have managed to maintain relevance with every song they have released since shooting to fame.
Ethic Entertainment Members
- Swat ( Mtoto Wa Unice)
Ethic Lamba Lolo
‘Lamba Lolo,’ which is a sheng phrase which made it to the Urban dictionary due to its popularity, which was ignited by Ethic through their song under the same name. Lamba Lolo, which means ”go f**k urself,” was initially coined by a DJ as a sound effect. Ethic made a song out of it, which topped several moths in 2018 in top radio and TV stations in Kenya.
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Lamba Lolo Pulled down
In July 2018, their then-manager Mwakitele Kitawi, popularly known as ‘Teleh Mani’ in an interview with eDaily Kitawi, said that the videos would only be uploaded back to YouTube after an ongoing court dispute has been settled. “The matter was headed to the courts as we have already drafted our papers, so I am not in a position to say much about it until it comes to an end. But if they perform any of those songs at any concert, then it would only further complicate the issue for them.”
Ethic Entertainment Manager
John Mbugua is the current manager of Ethic entertainment group after the group parted ways with their previous manager citing breach of contract by some of the crew members.
Mwakitele Kitawi, the then manager for the Ethic Entertainment group, has expressed his disappointment In an escalated twitter thread, in working with the music group who gained fame after their famous song.
Teleh Mani added that some members of the crew have been going behind his back to book their shows with pay of as little as 2Ksh. “We hustle and get these guys gigs, including my own Of course, while still trying to figure out the brand. We realize one of the boys has been booking his shows where he goes solo with his close pals for 2k-4K Ma bucla. the group is unhappy esp since he’s the popular one.”
Teleh Mani disclosed that he would no longer be working with the Ethic crew, but he has two songs with the team “Position and Saba” that he will manage until he gets his money back.
Ethic Entertainment Swat (Stealing Scandle)
The manager of the Ethic Entertainment confirmed that their group member SWAT aka Mtoto wa Eunice was home then but seriously injured after he was subjected to mob justice on Saturday night.
According to their manager, the police were conducting patrols in Umoja, and when SWAT – real name Boniface Mwangi – saw them, he ran into a residential plot. The residents of the plot who thought SWAT was a thief, they attacked him and others who were with him. SWAT and the other victims were only rescued by the police and set free after it was confirmed that they had not committed any crime.
“Police were doing raids in Umoja, carrying young people who were out and about, so when kina SWAT saw cops coming at them, they ran away and entered an unknown plot. So the people in the plot thought they were thieves and started flogging them. Luckily the police intervened after a short while. And he was set free since they were innocent,” Mbugua, their manager said.
Mbugua has further cleared the air on social media that SWAT was caught stealing inside someone’s house. “If he were caught stealing, he’d be in a cell, right? I don’t know about the stories online, but cops were involved, and if he’d committed any crime, he’d be in a cell as we speak. SWAT is not a thief! If anything, we’d just done some shows on Friday, and he was quite loaded,” Mbugua said.
Ethic Entertainment Songs
- Lamba Lolo (2018)
- Position – Ethic Ft The Kansoul (2018)
- Saba (2018)
- Instagram (2019)
- Ethic – Pandana (2019)
- Tarimbo (2019)
- Thao ft Boondocks gang
- Maji Maji
- Chapa Chapa
Tarimbo Song Banned and Deleted
Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) Ezekiel Mutua on Friday night announced that he had banned Ethic’s new song dubbed ‘Tarimbo.’
The KFCB boss claimed that he had communicated with Google for the song to be taken down from YouTube.
According to Ezekiel Mutua, the song promotes violence among women, something which should be discouraged.
He further told the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to apprehend members of the Ethic Entertainment band.
“I have spoken to Google to take down the damn crap called Tarimbo by Ethic Entertainment, which advocates for the rape of women. Promoting violence against women is criminal. The DCI should arrest the entire bunch of musicians called Ethic, under Article 33, for going beyond the prescribed delimitations on freedom of expression by advocating for violence against women,” part of Ezekiel Mutua’s Facebook post read.
Arrest Order on Ethic Entertainment Group
Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua, on November 2, 2019, called for the immediate arrest of Kenyan music group Ethic Entertainment for promoting violence against women through their music.
Mutua took issue with the group’s latest song ‘Tarimbo,’ which he said advocates for the rape of women.
He added that the DCI should arrest all of them for going beyond the prescribed limits of expression.
Ethic Pandana (2019)
Ethic Instagram (2019)
Ethic Saba (2018)
Ethics Position – Ethic Ft The Kansoul (2018)
Ethic Lamba Lolo (2018)