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“The song teaches our ladies to speak out” – Kiss Daniel responds to comments saying “Yeba” may be promoting Sexual Assault

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"Yeba" does not promote sexual harassment in any way - Kiss Daniel

Nigerian singer Kiss Daniel‘s song “Yeba” was one of the biggest songs last year and is still making heavy rotation on the airwaves.

However, some social media users have expressed their reservations about the part of the song that goes “Uncle, stop touching“, insisting that it may be promoting sexual assault.

"Yeba" does not promote sexual harassment in any way - Kiss Daniel "Yeba" does not promote sexual harassment in any way - Kiss Daniel "Yeba" does not promote sexual harassment in any way - Kiss Daniel "Yeba" does not promote sexual harassment in any way - Kiss Daniel

The singer has responded insisting that the song does not in any way advocate sexual harassment. He also stated that it actually does the opposite as just after the “Uncle, stop touching” line comes “Sorry madam” from the supposed uncle. He wrote on Twitter:

"Yeba" does not promote sexual harassment in any way - Kiss Daniel

Photo Credit: Instagram – @iamkissdaniel

22 Comments

  1. Lailatu

    January 13, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    Seriously as much as I love the beats, that part gives me the creeps. I especially cringe when I hear it on the radio because I’m not sure it should be played on the airwaves as it does sound like a young girl getting abused by someone much older. SMH

  2. Kkay

    January 13, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Kiss Daniel, time to remix the song. That “uncle stop touching” part does not sound assertive at all! And why the use of “uncle” ? Much as I know Lagosians use that as prefix to respectfully to address older men but some use it to address ‘aristos’.
    We also know that many of the cases of sexual molestation were by the so-called “uncles”‘- both relatives and non-relatives.

    • Patrick

      January 13, 2018 at 7:11 pm

      this is just music pple. na wa o! Listen to the response even in the music. Abeg!!

  3. Fizzy

    January 13, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    But ya’all danced to Tiwa Savage’s “Shole Shole, otun bere kpe shole……. “Uncle stop touching me does pass a message” And Kudos to Kiss Daniel and his team. It is a song and it teaches girls to say “NO”. “Parents have the ultimate responsibility to teach their children right from wrong. You should not be looking for bible verses in a porn shop.

    • Californiabawlar

      January 13, 2018 at 2:15 pm

      Oh boy!! Not to attack wo, but your comments are starting to stand out… and not in an impressive way! Another one bites the dust… sigh. Regulate/regularize your thinking sis, it’s not everyday to be thinking off point.

      Yeah that part of the song is weird. It has nothing to do with being preachy, or telling kids what to do… it’s literally a young sounding girl FEEBLY saying stop touching. Kiss Daniel, just do the right thing and take it out. We all love your music, voice, and sound… editing the music won’t kill you but make you more progressive. Being tone deaf to cultural ills never did anybody any good.

      Meanwhile, while we’re on the topic, I think Patoranking’s No Kissing does NOT get enough props! Abi I didn’t get the entire lyrics of the song ni?

    • Fizzy

      January 13, 2018 at 6:14 pm

      Wasn’t looking to impress anyone least of all you. So, get the f**k down from your high horse. Snr. Snr prefect BN.

    • Bia

      January 13, 2018 at 7:43 pm

      @Fizzy, Lol. ???I have also noticed you and welcome to Bella Naija the court of my way or the high way.. I like you. Some people have been here for so long so much so that they have grown grey hair on Bella Naija and they think this is an extension of their compound.. I wonder when hip hop is the place to look for morals.

    • Buhari Bu Ndi Ojor

      January 13, 2018 at 9:12 pm

      Savage @ Snr Snr. Prefect.

    • californiabawlar

      January 13, 2018 at 9:43 pm

      Predictable replies. E don tey wey yansh don dey for back.
      Well, @Fizzy no vex. I didn’t mean to offend you. By impressive, it wasn’t so much as impressing people, much less me. More like a ‘oh, this makes common sense’ type of deal. For example, immoral situations (e.g. raunchy sexual lyrics) are different from criminal ones (e.g. sexual assault). But sorry ehn!
      @Bia, you too no vex.
      In short, everybody no vex!

    • Nahum

      January 14, 2018 at 12:49 am

      Fizzy abeg, who bite you? What’s your problem? Biko get out of here and stop irritating people with your nonsense

    • Smh

      January 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

      The same Bia who jumps down people’s throats is the one accusing CB? My friend you berra park well. CB, nothing do you o jare. Kiss Daniel remove the line, finito

    • Anon

      January 14, 2018 at 3:50 pm

      When you getting old, you begin to say “in my time….”. The old gang has come out to support one of their own. If Kiss Daniel were to remove that part biko who pays? It is hip hop. It is usually lewd. Listen or block your ears.

  4. mimi

    January 13, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Oh goodness?‍♀️ it’s like peeps just dig out a topic when they run out of things to say. It’s okay to be quiet

  5. Critiqe

    January 13, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Yeah menn. Please take out that bit. The song is dope without that unnecessary detractor

  6. twinkles

    January 13, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Is it wierd that I really love listening to that part of the song? Followed by the “sorry madam sorry”… i guess people are really different sha…

  7. kezhia

    January 13, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    The sentence does sound creepy.
    Honestly, I don’t think the song is promoting sexual assault but instead shinning a light on the issue, What he said was right, ‘uncle stop touching’ in this case is the women saying NO to the dude’s unwanted attention, NO means NO! and I think the guy sort of respected this by saying sorry Madam, Everyone interpret messages differently so I don’t know.

  8. Alterego

    January 14, 2018 at 9:35 am

    I call everyone uncle, even my younger brother. I say it in jest. And I could be at the club and one fella is (un)knowingly grinding against me. I will say: uncle please stop touching me. And if he apologises and moves away, I’m fine.
    The concept of that song was of people dancing and having a good time. A man rubbed against a woman, she said stop. I didn’t see any child in the video so I will agree that it wasn’t a case of child molestation.
    Relax people. Love you, Kiss.

  9. Ottawa Queen

    January 14, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Lemme go listen to this song….seems this topic is even making the song gain more popularity. smh!

  10. Etta

    January 14, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Y’all should hear one of the tracks on Phyno’s Playmaker album where he talks about calling his guys to ‘press their own’ after he finishes with a babe. I feel disgusted by that but I still love Phyno 🙁

  11. tunmi

    January 14, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    @CB major shoutout to Patoranking’s “No Kissing”

  12. Chichi

    January 14, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    You people are crazy! Take out that line? Really? If he does that then there is a back catalogue of so many amazing tracks that we were happily listening to and dancing to just in the last year alone that need to have lyrics adjusted or taken out. In this case it’s not right or wrong, listen or don’t listen simple, I understand the song and didn’t interpret it the way you’re making noise, and yes I am a woman, this is not what you make noise about

  13. Iou

    January 15, 2018 at 7:08 am

    I’ll have to agree it sounds creepy

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