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Otile Brown is becoming less popular every day

June 25, 2019 at 18:42
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Maybe you’ve noticed, maybe you haven’t but talented Kenyan singer Jacob Otieno Obunga is becoming less popular as days fly by. But then again maybe it’s just me.

Also read: Otile Brown Vs Masauti: Who’s really the king?

Gone are the days when he would garner millions of views a few days after releasing a song. These days, his songs take so many months before hitting the one million mark.

For instance, Japo Kidogo – a song he released with Khaligraph in March has 900,000 views. Anyone can tell you that this number is definitely good for many Kenyan artists but not for Otile Brown. It’s just what it is.

The Samantha hit maker had not done any interview with local media houses in the last two years. When contacted, he often told people that not doing interviews was part of his strategy.

About a fortnight ago I was astounded when I saw him on Citizen TV’s 10 over 10 promoting one of his latest releases dubbed Zichune. He was also on Milele FM and a couple of other radio stations. This really got me thinking.

Otile Brown

Otile Brown

Perhaps Otile Brown has come to the realization that he is not as popular as he was in 2018. He knew too well that doing media tours would get him back on people’s lips and as a result they would check out his music.

I have two analogies that could explain Otile Brown’s dwindling fame. One is the obvious fact that he’s no longer dating popular socialite Vera Sidika. The fact is this lass made him popular and now no one cares because they are no longer together.

Two is the emergence of Masauti, Madini Classic, Brown Mauzo, Sudi Boy and the likes. Otile Brown brought Coastal music to the national stage and when he did, he opened the doors for others who perhaps are better than him.

Watch Otile Brown’s release with Jovial dubbed Amor.





  1. Verry nice

  2. You are so satirical. You just promoted his two songs.

  3. Munyoki makau : June 26, 2019 at 7:10 am

    Compare masauti latest with otile you know nothing about music

  4. Thats your opinion and i think uko na chuki every single song hes released has been a hit thats the only song that wasnt..i think otile should b choosey with whom he goes into colabo with. Otherwse hes music is dope wheather he goes interviews or not

  5. Eat shit and die IDLER no one asked for your opinion we can read as well thank you very much

  6. Charles Luche : June 27, 2019 at 3:14 am

    Useless articles by desktop journalist. This is the reason ghafla fell. You are the ones who are becoming less popular everyday.
    Respect and love your own.

  7. Otile brown is the biggest Kenyan bongo artist by far….this the artist that I know loves doing music & kills it each time he goes on studio

  8. Otile,masauti,madini,sudi boy everyone is popular cause they are known and everyone Has there own mafans so Respect to them.

  9. so here is where guys like Otile Brown are being criticized and unpopulated..He’s the voice of all kenyan bongo lovers and how do you even say Vera made him popular.. shr even wasn’t his match, maybe.. but Otile is our own and we’ll continue to support his music career.. we believe in him!

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