Ezekiel Mutua blasts the youth for their nonsensical ‘Hi’ messages
If you are thinking about writing a direct message to the Music Copyright Society of Kenya’s CEO Ezekiel Mutua, then you need to be direct and straight to the point.
Dr Mutua took to social media to warn people from just sending him a ‘Hi’ text with no other information.
Not completing the message he says is a clear indication of poor communication skills and emotional intelligence.
“Young people out there, please work on your communication skills and emotional intelligence. Do not write to your seniors or people you look up to such nonsense as “Hi” without completing the message. So you want someone to write back “Hi” then what?” Dr Mutua said.
Young people out there, please work on your communication skills and emotional intelligence. Do not write to your seniors or people you look upto such nonsense as "Hi" without completing the message. So you want someone to write back "Hi" then what?
— Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, MBS (@EzekielMutua) December 6, 2022
However, a section of Kenyans on Twitter felt Dr Mutua was being harsh.
“There is always room for improvement. Stop being too hard on young people. Some of you have those positions not just because of merit but political. Be humble and let your work speak for you,” @onsongo_ondieki said.
“Hi without any message thereafter means, they are trying to get your attention first, then they can muster up the courage to say their bit. Unconventional but, its how they communicate. Probably they are about to ask for something. Just drop down a notch if you want to understand,” @C_Wanderi wrote.
“Do not be harsh on this young one Daktari. Teach them politely,” @ChogeBen said.
“Hi, is a pick up line. Wacha nani. Hii ndo ubaya ya wazeeka mapema,” @EnochNyaruri said.
“The new age communication channels don’t need such rigidity, change or change will change you,” @okinyi_rolex said.
Dr Mutua earned his no-nonsense reputation when he was the CEO of the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB).
He would lock heads with artistes over unclean content on their songs and music videos.