• Wed. May 12th, 2021

OPINION: Embarambamba Is Wild

ByGladwell Wanjiku

Apr 15, 2021
Embarambamba

Am sure most of us have come across Embarambamba’s performance. Embarambamba is the most dramatic Kisii artist. He is a musician without limits in his style of singing.

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The Kenya Film Classification Board boss, Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, has raised concerns over Kisii gospel artiste Embaramba’s safety. This is due to his extreme performance stunts often witnessed in his music videos. According to Dr. Mutua, Embarambamba should keenly consider changing his performance tactics.

Embarambamba
Embarambamba rolling in the mud

Mutua also suggested that the artiste’s fans were the ones psyching him to proceed with his stunts, unaware of the dangers that could be staring at him. Airing his concerns via Twitter, Dr. Mutua questioned whether the fast-rising vernacular singer was in his right mind.

He stated that it was humanly impossible for an individual to perform such acts for long. “I have a feeling that Embarambamba is a danger to himself and the fans who could be cheering him to self-destruction. Is this style sustainable? Is it even sane? Unless he’s a superhuman, this guy will hurt himself. Someone, please stop him!” he said.

Embarambamba and Ezekiel Mutua
Embarambamba and Ezekiel Mutua

Embarambamba in His Defence

According to Embarambamba, his performance tactics came to life when he met the late president, Daniel Arap Moi while traveling to his hometown a few years ago. Because of his excitement to see the former president, he found himself dancing vigorously with his legs in a zigzag motion that prompted the former President to shake his hand. At this moment, he realized he can get anywhere he wanted to by being unique.

Embarambamba
Embarambamba

Also, he defended himself by saying that he gets guidance from the Holy Spirit, who sometimes tells him to tear his new suit and roll in the mud. He assured his safety to fans, adding that God was looking after him as he fulfilled his assignment. “I do it because of the power of the Holy Spirit. I know people think it is madness or bhang because they are not aware this is a talent.” Said Embarambamba

Other than Dr. Mutua, a few other netizens have discouraged his wild performance, but the singer seems not to be ready to stop.