Award-winning Kenyan rapper Henry Ohanga, better known as Octopizzo, sparked a heated debate online after bashing Kenyans for throwing their weight behind Diamond Platnumz while ignoring Otile Brown.
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Taking to Twitter, the Kibera-bred musician claimed that there is a lot of mediocrity on online platforms since many Kenyans would rather support an artist from an other country instead of their own.
“MFs out here Gassing Diamond but will not support Otile Brown. The mediocrity on this platforms,” he wrote.
His remarks were in regard to the love that is being shown to Diamond Platnumz after the release of his collabo with Koffi Olomide dubbed Waaah while Otile Brown who also released a track with Reekado Banks titled Jamila has not gotten much attention.
As expected, his sentiments did not sit well with many Kenyans who claimed that Kenyan artists do not invest in their songs like their Tanzanian counterparts. As such, they will always lag behind.
Others seemed to agree with him explaining that human beings would rather support a foreigner than one of their own who is also making quality music.
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January 15, 2021