Kenyan heavyweight hip hop star Khaligraph Jones made his maiden show in the West African nation, Sierra Leone over the weekend and termed it a big score for his image as far as hip hop music is concerned.
Before taking to the stage, Khaligraph had been earlier hosted by one of the leading media stations,AYV Tv where he maintained that his graph had shot up courtesy of the Sierra Leone event and his bromance with Salone’s hip hop star,Kaodenero.
“Let me tell you this, and I don’t take it for granted, the minute we started doing this back and forth with Kao it really you know upgraded my status in the hip hop scene and that is all courtesy of you guys here people in Salone” He said partly.
Beef Is For Business Purposes
Khaligraph added that the banter witnessed on social media is always for business purposes and nothing personal.Sometimes fans believe that there’s bad blood between him and Kaodenero who beat Khaligraph,Nasty C and Sarkordie in 2021 to win African Entertainment Awards -USA for Best Hip Hop/Rap artist in Africa.
“This thing you see on social media is part of the game it’s entertainment at the end of the day, behind the scenes we’re brothers we make communications” Explained Khaligraph
He went ahead and revealed that it was Kaodenero who came up with the whole plan to host the former in his home country and he whole hearterdly accepted.
“Kao initiated this conversation about me coming here and I accepted i was like yeah am pulling up and that goes to show you that we’re professionals, we’re businessmen, we know what we’re doing,we know why we’re here so no bad blood,Kao is my brother and i believe he’ll say the same “continued Khaligraph
The Mazishi rapper was blown away by the hospitality he received,he termed it as one of a kind noting that he had never received such anywhere.
“I got to say hospitality is on another level,i have been to very many places but the kind of hospitality i received here maaan props for that am very happy “said an elated Khaligraph.
He further promised to collaborate with Sierra Leone’s artist’s not minding the genre of music as far as one is good in his craft.
Taking to his Instagram, Khaligraph shared a short clip while doing what he knows best -rap and thanked his Sierra Leone’s community.
“Sierra Leone Freetown 🇸🇱🇸🇱🇸🇱 Ya,ll showed me mad love today,had too much fun on that stage, Highly appreciate the support and the love,hip hop truly thrived on that stage, Blessings and respect @kaodeneroofficial for bringing me out to your people.One people one culture 💯💯💯💯”wrote Khaligraph
Several Kenyan acts gave Khaligraph a thumbs up for the boss moves.
“Glabaal Not Lakaaal🔥🔥🔥🔥🌍”fired Ndovu kuu
“Yes bana🚀🚀🚀🚀”shot bienaimesol
“The OG must be respected 👊👊👊 international vibe 🔥🔥🔥”wrote Daddy Owen.
By Steve Osaka