CEO of the Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) Dr. Ezekiel Mutua has referred to the move to unsubscribe from Sauti Sol as juvenile.
Sauti Sol threatened to sue Raila Odinga and his Azimio la Umoja political party after they used the group’s song ‘Extravaganza,’ during the unveiling of their presidential running mate – over copyright infringement on their song.
On his Twitter page, he wrote, ” Unsubscribing from @sautisol YouTube is a juvenile reaction. Rudini haraka (all of you, go back)” – he said in part.
According to Ezekiel Mutua, Raila Odinga’s Azimio la Umoja team had paid Sh562,500 as required by the law. Thus Azimio’s campaign secretariat was within its rights to play the ‘Extravaganza‘ hit song during the unveiling of their party’s presidential running mate.
Sauti Sol ended up losing two thousand subscribers on their YouTube channel.
Sauti Sol has since emphasized that this is all about respect for artists.