Kenyan rapper Octopizzo is claiming to be the highest earning rapper in Kenya.
In an interview with Wasafi Media, the rapper hailing from Kibra declares that he earns the most compared to his peers in the music industry.
At the same time, Octopizzo dismissed claims that Kenyan rap does not pay as well as other genres.
” Kenya hakuna msanii anamake dooh mingi kuliko mwenye anado hiphop.Let me tell you there is no Kenyan rapper who signs a bigger cheque than me. ” He says.
Many might argue that he is not the highest earning rapper since he is rarely seen on TV or local shows but he came prepared with an explanation for this.
“Sio lazima nikuwe kwa TV saa zote ndio ujue nafanya maneno . Do you see Burna Boy on TV every day? Do you see jay Z on Tv every day? Kuna biashara zingine hazihitaji uonekane. Saa hii niko hapa -Tanzania- how come other Kenyan rappers were not invited here? Mbona hawako hapa? “
The number nane finest went on to state that his music changed and that nowadays he is not confined to the hiphop genre.
“So I think my music changed I didn’t want to be confined to the Hip Hop bracket alone, if you are my real fan, you know that I have released an album this year there is an album that came out one month ago, and it’s not hip hop. It’s RnB. This is because I don’t just want to be referred to, or be put in a box as a hip-hop artist. I want to be called an artist. I don’t just want to be a Hip Hop artist. I have 7 Hip Hop albums if you want to listen go there”.
By Stella Anyango