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Kenya Film Classification Board Bans 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

Kenya Film Classification Board bans Martin Scorsese's latest film, 'The Wolf of Wall Street.'


Late last week the Kenya Film Classification Board took to facebook to "ban" Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street, his 3 hour+ latest saga of greed in the pursuit of the American dream. The KFCB, who "regulate exhibition of film content to the public," posted the following statement:

"There is a LIMIT to everything and we believe the Kenyan public deserves better. WOLF OF WALL STREET has been RESTRICTED. The film is NOT for sale, exhibition or distribution in KENYA. Violators shall be PROSECUTED."

KFCB's move has come with an online backlash, and not to mention, curiosity-induced publicity that has sparked a surge in viewership. We ourselves had  a few questions for the folks at KFCB. How do they plan on blocking online streams? Who gives non-governmental agents, such as themselves, the authority to decide what is and isn't right for consumption by the Kenyan public? How will they "prosecute" said "violators"? Before we had a chance to reach out to the board, NTV anchor Larry Madowo spoke with KFCB "Corporate Communication Manager" Evelyn Mbuni to ask these questions and more. Watch the insightful interview below.

Music

The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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