Good morning 🤗.
I hope you have been well
Welcome back to my blog ✨
Have you heard about the film called “Rafiki “?
Well Rafiki is a Kenyan film that happened to be featured at the Cannes Film Festival.
Rafiki means friend , that’s clear to most of you. However this film apparently, is themed around homosexuality and thus was banned in Kenya.
(I’d like to know how you feel about this. Should it have been banned? )
KFCB (Kenya Film Classification Board) also introduced something else. This was making rounds on social media around last week but one if I’m not wrong .
It’s about acquisition of licenses for content creators more-so those who reach their audience through film.
A good example being those who use YouTube.
Getting the license entails paying an annual fee of 12,000 Kenyan shillings.
It doesn’t end there.
There are additional charges per week and per video .
For every week you upload a video you ought to pay 5,000 shillings. That’s a weekly fee. The for each video in a week you pay 2,000.
(I’m not that good at maths but this is simple)
In a week for two videos one pays 7,000 shillings.
If they are consistent this adds up to 28,000 per month .
Which brings me to the question …
Is KFCB overstepping?
I’d like to know what you think about this in the comments.
Have a great week guys 😁
See you on Friday
Ps: I got berets 😄😄