Eric Omondi Defies KFCB, Announces Wife Material Season 3

Omondi added that he has obtained an official rating for the show as well as a license while stating that he was not responsible for children watching the content.

Eric Omondi Defies KFCB, Announces Wife Material Season 3

Comedian Eric Omondi has now disclosed that there will be a third season of his controversial Wife Material entertainment show, stating that his arrest by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) was just the publicity he needed.

Omondi added that he has obtained an official rating for the show as well as a license while stating that he was not responsible for children watching the content.

He urged parents not to attack him for his content, declaring that he was a role model to no child other than his own.

The comedian called out Kenyans who were dissatisfied with his content as they were looking for comedy in a reality show. He added that it was them that drove most comedians into depression.

"We have lost so many comedians from the industry and I will not be part of it. This is because the very same fans are the ones that push my fellow comedians into depression. We have to grow and I am trying to put my country on the map," he said.

He stated that he had not surrendered to any demands hinting that he had a plan for the industry as an entertainer.

"I am taking it upon myself to shake up things and to push the envelope. That is the work of a comedian, to reflect the society. I am allowed to cross the line a little because I mirror the society," defended Omondi.

The entertainer then tore into the government for neglecting Kenyan artists who depended on themselves to keep their careers afloat, which also meant that they would also face career-ending consequences in the event they made a mistake.

The Kenya Films Classification Board CEO Ezekiel Mutua had earlier reprimanded Omondi over a video he had shared on his Instagram page terming it as "controversial with negative effects" on teenage viewers. 

"You find artists such as Eric Omondi recording themselves in compromising postures and then he claims to be the African President for Comedy. Respect yourself and the kids. 

"Put a disclaimer on your videos and let everyone know it is for the adults. We are not here to protect adults but kids," Mutua stated.

The censorship board alongside the DCI had arrested Omondi on Thursday, March 11 alongside 15 East African female contestants for his Wife Material season 2 show following numerous complaints by Mutua.  He and the contestants were released on Friday, March 12 on a Ksh50,000 police bond, and the comedian called Mutua to apologize.

The KFCB on Monday, March 15 directed Omondi to suspend the entertainment show pending a hearing on his case.

Many of the contestants from the second season of the show have since returned home. However, one of them, Nadia from Uganda had refused to return home after spending a few days with the bachelor, with a video of the two partying together posted on the funnyman's Instagram account.