Chris Embarambamba, an enigmatic gospel musician, recently ignited a fervent online discourse with the release of his latest track, “Nataka Kunyonywa” (translated as “I Want to be Licked”). This Kisii Gospel artist’s unconventional song has polarized the internet, prompting numerous calls for his cancellation.
Within the lyrics of this song, Embarambamba expresses a unique desire for a divine encounter, using the metaphor of being “licked” by God. The lines of the song contain phrases like “I want to be licked… I need to be licked; thus, I want God to lick both sides. One to lick me, who? God is all, and He will atone for all of your faults.”
The release of this new song has triggered a diverse array of reactions from netizens. Some individuals have sharply criticized him, accusing him of blasphemy. They believe that the content of the song disrespects the sanctity of gospel music.
On the other hand, there are those who find amusement in the song’s peculiar and unconventional lyrics, sharing laughter and camaraderie with fellow listeners. However, another faction within the online community expresses deep sorrow over Embarambamba’s unorthodox approach to gospel music, seeing it as a deviation from traditional gospel norms.
Various comments have emerged in response to this controversy:
- “This is quite embarrassing. The churches that provide him with a platform for performance should have taken action long ago, even before the Shakaholic ministries and their pastors. If such irreverence occurred within other Abrahamic religions, the consequences would have been unimaginable. I wish there were a mechanism to compel artists to seek approval from a regulatory authority before releasing any song or video to the market.”
- “He is more of a content creator than a gospel musician. It’s imperative to call him out for using the name of God in vain.”
- “This is simply a display of immorality. It does not align with the essence of gospel music, and I expect gospel artists to voice their concerns about classifying the song as secular and removing references to God.”
- “The guy is simply doing business. He knows what kind of product sells and spreads rapidly.”
The majority of the online community has resorted to making fun of Embarambamba, with some even asserting that he brings disgrace to the Kisii community.