I don’t know about you but from where I sit, it seems like Kenyan rapper Henry Ohanga, better known as Octopizzo has run out of ideas, or so it seems.
Gone are the days when the Kibera-bred rapper made music that resonated with the masses, these days he just gets by and it almost seems like he is out of touch with his fans.
If you asked me to name one of his recent songs, you’ll discover that it was released 3 or so years ago and it’s not really my fault since I no longer listen to his music.
To be honest, I don’t even understand how he’s able to garner more than 1 million views on YouTube, the only explanation is that he could be buying views but that’s a story for another day.
His die-hard fans will probably be vexed by this article but how do you explain that he copy pasted Pop Smoke’s Welcome To The Party for his latest release dubbed Che Che?
If you compare and contrast the two songs, you’ll realize that everything is pretty much the same. From the concept, the style and the execution is exactly the same. Even the beat and instrumentation.
That’s not something that you would expect a musician of Octopizzo’s stature to do but he did it anyway and that can only mean that he’s running out of ideas and pretty fast.
In early to mid 2010’s, his music was inspired by the things that were happening in Kibera and we loved him for that and then, he decided to adopt a different approach perhaps to woo fans outside Kenya.
I’m not against his growth. All I’m saying is that he needs to change tack before it’s late because time is running out.
Listen to his latest jam titled Another Day below.
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