Following the elections, there have been several reported insurgencies in some parts of the country, which recently prompted Kenyan Hip hop star Octopizzo to rise up and spread peace. Upon this, the artists even went to his hood to at least talk to the youth and shed some light on the effects of violence.
“What took me there wasn’t because of being brave, or strong. I was scared- yet I needed to check out what was exactly happening there because this is my home,” he explains through an interview with Kenya’s Kiss FM Radio.
Taking shouldn’t be a question here, Octopizzo explains how that people being shot or tortured in Kisumu, Madare, Nairobi and elsewhere are our fans too, “How comes that when they are being shot now, artists are keeping quiet and chilling in their houses?,” he wonders.
“Any Artist who has never spoken to you, stop listening to them, because they don’t care about you,” explains Octopizzo.
Hailing from Kibera, the largest slum in Africa, Octopizzo is the Founder of the C.B.O. and youth group Y.G.B. (Young, Gifted, and Black). The rapper is also an Entrepreneur, Activist and a Refugee Youth Voice Africa representative.