Kenyan rapper Brian Ouko Omollo, better known as Khaligraph Jones, has managed to achieve feats that most of his counterparts can only dream of. I therefore feel that it’s about time he gets the respect that he deserves.
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A few days ago, the Songea hitmaker was crowned Africa’s Best Hip hop act at Soundcity MVP awards beating music heavyweights such as Falz, Kwesta, Sarkodie, Medikal, Reminisce, Ricky Rick and Zakwe.
While a number of Kenyans, especially his die hard fans like yours truly, celebrated this milestone, which is no mean feat, some people weren’t too pleased since they are not used to Kenyan artists bagging such prestigious award.
Case in point is a 23-year-old rapper known as Blaqbonez who was also nominated alongside Khaligraph. I am not so sure why he thought he would win but that’s a story for another day.
A day after the ceremony, this chap who if you ask me stood the least chance to bag the prestigious award home, took to social media to blast Soundcity and Khaligraph.
Blaqbonez explained that he should have been awarded instead because apparently he’s the best rapper in Africa. He also vowed to release a diss to Papa Jones the following day.
However, Khaligraph outsmarted him and dropped his diss track dubbed Best Rapper In Nigeria so much so that no one even cares about Blaqbonez’ diss which was released a day later.
While I’m happy about the publicity that Khaligraph is getting over the so-called ‘beef’, I’m also perplexed because a 23-year-old who’s not even known in his home country thought he stood a chance against Papa Jones. How?
If you have been a fan of Khaligraph for as long as I have been then I’m sure you know how much work he has put to get where he is at the moment and that means that he deserves every right to enjoy the fruits of his labour.
Blaqbonez has also made some great strides in his career but he should know that for a Kenyan to bag such an award then he must have put in a lot of work because let’s be honest, very people give a hoot about music from our country.
The Nigerian music industry is far much ahead of ours the same way Kenya leads the pack in churning out athletes in the continent.
This means it is probably ten times harder for a Kenyan musician to get noticed than it is for a Nigerian. As such, we need to put some respect on Khaligraph’s name because it didn’t come easy.
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